François Lake

FRANÇOIS LAKE, in central BC south of BURNS LAKE, is in the traditional territory of the DAKELH (Carrier) First Nations. The region around the narrow, 98-km-long lake is important for AGRICULTURE, TOURISM and the CATTLE INDUSTRY. The east/west-oriented body of water is known by the Dakelh as Nitapoen, or "lip lake," because of its shape. Nita was mistaken by early settlers for neto, or "white man," and the name of the lake was wrongly translated as Lac des Français, as most white men in the...

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