The City of Prince George is situated on the traditional territory of the Lheidli T'enneh. In fact, their traditional territory covers a large part of the area from around present-day Prince George to the Rocky Mountains. The word Lheidli means "where the two rivers flow together" and T'enneh means "the People."
The Lheidli T'enneh people are an important part of the history of Prince George and north-central British Columbia. Today, the Lheidli flag flies at City Hall and in 2015, the City renamed its premier park, formerly Fort George Park, Lheidli T'enneh Memorial Park. The Park had previously been the site of a Lheidli village and it contains a cemetery for the Lheidli T'enneh.
When Prince George hosted the Canada Winter Games in 2015, the Lheidli T'enneh were the Official Host First Nation. It marked the first time in history that a Canada Games had a Host First Nation.
The City of Prince George, the Lheidli T'enneh, and the Regional District of Fraser - Fort George continue to pursue opportunities for greater collaboration and relationship-building.
The City's relationship with the Lheidli T'enneh is guided by a Reconciliation Framework that is periodically reviewed by Council: