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Economic Development Manager: Karen Dunstan


email: kdunstan@lyttonfirstnations.com or karend@lyttonfirstnations.com

Telehone: 250-455-2304 Ext. 210   Fax: 250-455-2291

951 Main Street, Lytton, BC V0K 1Z0

The Lytton First Nation’s Economic Development Department is funded by the Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC).

An annual Lands and Economic Development Services Program (LEDSP) Planned Activity Report is submitted prior to the end of each fiscal year for review and approval by the Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada for funding for Lytton First Nation Economic Development Department.

Responsibilities of Economic Development Manager

  • Prepare annual LEDSP funding application each fiscal year;
  • Manage and oversee Funding;
  • Research & Proposal Development
  • Prepare budgets & reports for projects;
  • Project Management;
  • Attend Committee Meetings such as Finance, Personnel, Capital, and Forestry, and monthly Program Managers Meetings;
  • Work with the Lytton First Nation Administration for Project Planning;
  • Attend Chief and Council meetings when required;
  • Review  Forestry, Mining, Water License, and Cattle Range Referrals;
  • Attend Workshops/Conferences relevant to Economic Development;


  • Economic Development 
  • Forestry
  • Capital 


  • External Boards
  • Community Futures Development Corp. of  Central Interior First Nations
  • Stein Valley Nlaka'pamux School Board 

Projects worked/working on:

  1. Community Wildfire Protection Plan - Updated
  2. Fuel Management -  Crown Land & Currently working on On-Reserve Application
  3. Fuel Management On-Reserve
  4. FireSmart Community
  5. Saw Mill Operations & Lumber Sales
  6. Stein Warden Program
  7. BC Hydro Vegetation Work
  8. Stein Valley Guided Hike Tourism
  9. Stein Trail Maintenance 
  10. TlkemchEEn Economic Development Corp.
  11. Update 5 Year Economic Development Plan 
  12. Environmental Management Plan
  13. Clean Energy Plan & Clean Energy Opportunities Assessment
  14. Economic Development Land Planning and Business Case Assessment
  15. Agriculture Opportunities Assessment
  16. Botanie Creek Fire Logging
  17. Highway Commercial Development Study
  18. Land Designation
  19. Gas Station Feasibility Study
  20. Research info for Picnic Site with Story Boards of the Nlaka'pamux People and Culture

Saw Mill Operation

Our Saw Mill is in operation, there are four Lytton First Nation Members working at the site, Roy Hance, Lorne Spinks, Nelson Drynock  and Duane Johnnie.  These positions are funded through the Aboriginal Skills employment & Training Services (ASETS).

We have a Timber Wolf Band Saw, its just been serviced by Premier Bandwheel & Equipment Ltd., Woodmizer band saw and an electric edger, we are ready for your lumber/timber order.  

Please feel free to contact me to place your order for your lumber needs for decks, fences, mantels, barn, wood shed, stwen house & post & beams.  Thank you.