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.
Lax Kw’alaams Band
Lax Kw’alaams derives its name from Laxlgu’alaams, which means “island of the wild roses.”
In 1834, the Hudson Bay Company made the site a trading post, originally named Fort Simpson and later changed to Port Simpson.
Lax Kw’alaams was the first Aboriginal community in BC to officially change its anglicised name to its Aboriginal name, from Port Simpson to Lax Kw’alaams.