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
Terrace, BC V8G 3X6