Currently Yekooche First Nation is exploring various partnerships
with the local community for resource development in the areas
of forestry and mining.
Yekooche has successfully obtained a forest license to log mostly pine
beetle infested timber in the Fort St James areas. Along with a
local contractor as a business partner, they have formed a company, Ruby Rock Resources. They have done some training and have employed band members.
Funded jointly by the CFDC in Stuart Nechako and Western Economic
Diversification Canada, the Yekooche have embarked on a project
to develop and establish a community E-Business to market Native
arts and crafts produced locally in the community. The project
will include the development of a viable business plan, an
ecommerce website and an effective marketing strategy as well
as training in business management for interested Band
members. Many Yekooche members have already participated in the
- EBusiness and Business Planning
- Marketing Strategies Workshop
- Time Management
- Developing Public Speaking Skills
- Conducting Effective Meetings
- Managing Money
The development of this website is a part of the EBusiness project.
Development of the products and crafts which will be listed for
sale on this site is in progress.