Chief Courtney Cayen
West Point First Nation
#1-47031 Mackenzie Highway
Hay River, NT
Tel: (867) 874-6677
Fax: (867) 874-2486
(Posted November 19/09)
West Point First Nation Election Code (2003)
Tsueh Nda Spruce Point
The Ts'ueh Nda community (West Channel) exists of the Metis and
Dene people who have moved their families to take advantage of the
Great Slave Lake and the fishing industry.
1977- The members worked along side the Metis Local to access housing
and social programs. Ts'ueh Nda members were members from Snowdrift,
Fort providence, Inuvik, Fort Simpson, Kakisa Lake and Tathlina
1988- The local people got together and agreed that they could
run their own programs; at this gathering there was census that
they could form a Society. This society was free roaming on the
account that there was no official office, so when there was a call
for a meeting each home hosted the meeting.
1993- The Ts'ueh Nda got recognition for Band status. The membership
asked for a transfer to create the Band with support from all affected
First Nations. There were 39 members on the list. This is when the
membership renamed the "West Point First Nation"
2004- At the present time the membership consists of 71 members,
25 of those reside in Hay River. There are 19 elders and the rest
are under the age of 55 years. The community of west Point First
Nation is within the municipal boundaries of Hay River. There are
17 residential Homes in West Point First Nation, including the Band
"Be gentle to the Children and Elders for they walk closer
with the Creator. One has just come from the spirit world and the
other is soon to return to the spirit world"