Tsimshian First Nations

Tsimshian First Nations

The Tsimshian First Nations are in varying stages of treaty negotiations. Kitselas and Kitsumkalum negotiate together and are in Stage 5 Final Agreement negotiations; Metlakatla is in advanced Stage 4 Agreement in Principle (AIP) negotiations; Gitga'at is in Stage 4 AIP negotiations, and Kitasoo/Xaixais remains inactive.

Tsimshian traditional territory spans the northwest coast, including the Prince Rupert and Terrace areas. There is approximately 3,580 members total from the five Tsimshian First Nations.

The Tsimshian First Nations have overlapping and/or shared territories with its First Nation neighbours: Gitxsan, Haida, Heiltsuk, Lax Kw’alaams, Gitxaala, Nisga’a, and Wet’suwet’en.

BC Treaty Commission Contacts

Tom Happynook , 604-482-9200
Commissioner
Sashia Leung , 604-482-9235
Associate Director of Process

Contacts Information

4562 D Queensway Drive
Terrace, BC V8G 3X6
Phone: 250 635 5511
Fax: 250 635 5298

Current Stage of Nation

Stage 5

Negotiation Stage Process

Stage 1: Statement of Intent
Stage 2: Readiness
Readiness documents accepted as complete
First Nation
08/02/95
BC
12/13/95
Canada
12/13/95
Table Declared Ready
12/13/95
Tripartite Procedural Agreements Signed
Procedures Agreement
11/29/95
Information Sharing Principles
11/29/95
Stage 3: Framework Agreement
Initialled
11/05/96
Signed
02/21/97
Stage 4: Agreement-in-Principle
Initialled
Signed (Kitsumkalum and Kitselas)
08/04/15
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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