Gitanyow and Meziadin
The name Gitanyow means “People of Many Numbers” and their traditional territory covers roughly 1.7 million hectares of Northwestern British Columbia.
Traditionally, the Gitanyow had a single winter village located north of the euchelon oil trade routes to the Nass River. This gave the Nation a unique position along the trade routes with the modern-day village of Gitanyow occupying the same location.
The traditional village of Gitanyow was formerly known as Kitwancool. The Nation changed its name from Kitwancool to Gitanyow in 1991 and following a special resolution in 1994, the Hereditary Chiefs also changed the geographical name to Gitanyow.See Projects
The Gitanyow Nation is made up of two Pdeeks (or Clans) which are organized in to eight Wilps (or Houses) – Wilp Lax Gibuu of Gwass Hlaam, Wii Litsxw, Malii, and Haizimsque and the Wilp Lax Ganeda of Gamlakyeltxw, Gwinuu, Luuxhon and Watakhayetsxw. Each Wilp (House) owns and has authority over its respective territory, collectively known as the Gitanyow Territory.
The Gitanyow Ayookxw is the supreme law of the Gitanyow Nation and for the Gitanyow People. It is the foundation for the relationships we live by… It is founded on knowledge, experience and practices which are thousands of years old.
Gitanyow Nation Projects
In partnership with Coast Funds, Gitanyow Nation has invested in:
|Gitanyow Nation||Gitanyow Huwilp Society||Gitanyow Commercial Fishery Asset Purchase||To invest in capital assets for the Gitanyow sockeye salmon commercial fishery that will support the 12 seasonal fishers in the community by lowering their fixed start-up costs||Economic Development Fund||2017||$ 6,573|
|Total Projects||1||Total Invested||$ 6,573|
Total Projects: 1
Total Invested: $ 6,573
Gitanyow Organizations and Resources
- Gitanyow - Gitksan Government Commission
Gitksan Government Commission
- Reconciliation and Collaboration Result from Gitanyow Land Use Plan in Northwest
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