The Duz Cho Group of Companies is wholly owned by the McLeod Lake Indian Band - a thriving and independent Treaty 8 First Nation in Northern BC.
McLeod Lake Indian Band is part of the Tse khene group of Aboriginal peoples that includes bands at Fort Ware (Kwadacha) and Ingenika (Tseh Kay Dene).The main community of McLeod Lake Indian Band is located on McLeod Lake Indian Band reserves no. 1 and no. 5 near the unincorporated village of McLeod Lake approximately 150 kilometers north of Prince George on Highway 97. McLeod Lake Band Membership totals approximately 500 members with approximately 100 Members living in McLeod Lake, 150 Members living in Mackenzie, Chetwynd and Prince George with the remainder throughout North America.
New Indian Reserves have been established in Mackenzie and Bear Lake as provisions of the Treaty 8 Adhesion Agreement.
As these reserves are developed and housing constructed, it is expected that more band members will move back to Indian Reserve lands.
The McLeod Lake Indian Band government consists of an elected Chief and six Councillors. The elections are held every three years and conducted according to a strict electoral code.The Band funds come primarily from investments and Band owned businesses, but also receive some administration funding and program funding from Indian and Northern Affairs, Health Canada and other government departments. The Band Administration is subject to a comprehensive annual audit by MNP as its local government and business auditor.