Gitxsan Hereditary Chiefs

Gitxsan Hereditary Chiefs

The Gitxsan treaty table is in Stage 4 Agreement in Principle negotiations. 

Gitxsan traditional territory is located in the Hazelton area and watersheds of the upper Skeena and Nass rivers. In treaty negotiations, the Gitxsan Hereditary Chiefs represent the majority of the Gitxsan house groups and membership. There are approximately 6,805 Gitxsan members. 

Gitxsan has overlapping and/or shared territory with its First Nation neighbours: Carrier Sekani, Gitanyow, Nisga’a, Tahltan, Tsay Keh Dene, Tsimshian, and Wet’suwet’en.

BC Treaty Commission Contacts

Celeste Haldane , 604-482-9200
Chief Commissioner
Sashia Leung , 604-482-9235
Associate Director of Process

Contacts Information

P.O. Box 229
Hazelton, BC V0J 1Y0
Phone: 250 842 6780
Fax: 1 866 842 6780
Website: Gitxsan

Current Stage of Nation

Stage 4

Negotiation Stage Process

Stage 1: Statement of Intent
Stage 2: Readiness
Readiness documents accepted as complete
First Nation
09/30/94
BC
12/13/94
Canada
12/14/94
Table Declared Ready
01/19/95
Tripartite Procedural Agreements Signed
Procedures Agreement
03/08/95
Information Sharing Principles
03/08/95
Stage 3: Framework Agreement
Initialled
03/08/95
Signed
07/13/95
Stage 4: Agreement-in-Principle
Stage 5: Final Agreement
Initialled
Signed
Stage 6: Treaty Implemented

Address

700-1111 Melville Street
Vancouver BC
V6E 3V6
604 482 9200

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