First Nations

‘Na̲mg̲is Nation

The ‘Na̲mg̲is territory covers 220,706 hectares and is located within the Nimpkish and Bonanza watersheds on north east Vancouver Island and the surrounding coastal area.

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Gitanyow Nation

The name Gitanyow means “People of Many Numbers” and their traditional territory covers roughly 1.7 million hectares of Northwestern British Columbia.

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Gitxaala Nation

The Gitxaala Nation is a member of the Tsimshian Nation group and is one of the oldest continuously inhabited Indigenous territories on British Columbia’s North Coast.

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Gwawaenuk Nation

The main community of Gwawaenuk (Gwawa’enuxw) is known as Hopetown, located at on the south coast of Watson Island in Grapler Sound.

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Haida Nation

Haida people have called Haida Gwaii home since time immemorial. Their traditional territory encompasses parts of southern Alaska, the archipelago of Haida Gwaii and its surrounding waters.

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Haisla Nation

Haisla means “dwellers downriver,” and the present-day Haisla Nation is an amalgamation of two historic bands – the Kitamaat of the Douglas and Devastation channels and the Kitlope of the upper Princess Royal Channel and Gardner Canal.

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Heiltsuk Nation

The Heiltsuk territory extends over 1.6 million hectares between Milbanke Sound and Fisher Channel on the BC Coast.

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K’ómoks Nation

The territory of the K’ómoks Nation encompasses the eastern portion of Vancouver Island, from the Salmon River in the north to the Englishman River in the south.

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Kitselas Nation

The Kitselas Nation (or Gitselasu), meaning “People of The Canyon,” have a territory that is comprised of the lands surrounding Kitselas Canyon.

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Kwikwasut’inuxw Haxwa’mis Nation

The territory of the Kwikwasut’inuxw Haxwa’mis Nation encompasses Wakeman Sound and Gilford and Village Islands, with the main community located on Gilford Island at Gwa-yas-dums Village.

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Lax Kw’alaams Band

The Allied Tribes of Lax Kw’alaams are comprised of 9 of the 14 tribes of the Tsimshian Nation – Giluts’aaw, Ginandoiks, Ginaxangiik, Gispaxlo’ots, Gitando, Gitlaan, Gits’iis, Gitwilgyoots, and Gitzaxlaal.

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Mamalilikulla First Nation

The Mamalilikulla First Nation’s territory encompasses the islands off the north east coast of Vancouver Island between Alert Bay and Knight Inlet, including Compton, Village, and Gilford Islands.

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Metlakatla Nation

The territory of the Metlakatla Nation encompasses the Skeena Watershed, Tsimshian Penninsula and offshore islands, Work Channel, Portland Inlet and the coastal area surrounding Prince Rupert.

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Na̲nwak̲olas Council Society

Na̲nwak̲olas Council Society is comprised of six member Nations: Mamalilikulla First Nation; Tlowitsis Nation; Da’naxda’xw Awaetlatla Nation; Wei Wai Kum Nation; Kwiakah Nation; and K’ómoks Nation.

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Nisg̲a’a Nation

The Nisg̲a’a territory encompasses 200,000 hectares of the Nass Valley, reaching from the mouth of the K’alii Aksim Lisims (the Nass River) to the Hazelton Mountains.

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Nuxalk Nation

The Nuxalk Nation’s territory surrounds the town of Bella Coola, including King Island, Fisher, Burke and Dean Channels, as well as North and South Bentinck Arms.

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Tlowitsis Nation

The Tlowitsis First Nation’s territory is located at the mouth of Knight Inlet, encompassing Glendale Cove, Blinkinsop Bay, Kelsey Bay, and Beaver Cove as well as the Adam and Eve rivers on Vancouver Island.

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We Wai Kai Nation

The territory of the We Wai Kai Nation spans the north east of Vancouver Island, reaching west to include Upper Campbell Lake and south to Comox Lake.

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Wuikinuxv Nation

The Wuikinuxv Nation’s territory covers 7,200 hectares and is characterized by significant lake networks, deep temperate forested valleys, and the glacial peaks of the Pacific Coast Range Mountains.

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