Gitanmaax

Preferred Name:
Gitanmaax
Alternative Name:
Variation Getamax, Getanmas, Getanmax, Kitanman; Amalgamated Hazelton & Kisgegas (1949) (Variation Kesgogas, Kitsegas); Formerly Hazelton (Pre-1978); Meaning "People Who Fish With Burning Torches"
Language:
Gitsenimx
BC Regional Office:
Skeena (Smithers)
Region:
North Coast
Reserve Land Area:2,377.80 ha
Chief:
Tracey Woods
Council:
Councillor Jacqueline Green, Councillor Bonnie Danes, Councillor Theresa Jack, Councillor Cindy Jones, Councillor Logan Maitland, Councillor Jessica Mikolayczyk, Councillor Toni Muldoe, Councillor Pauline Rubinato, Councillor Tamara Stoney, Councillor Crystal Tolmie, Councillor Martha Wilson, Councillor Tracey Woods
Governance Structure:
Indian Act
Address: P.O. Box 440
Hazelton
V0J 1Y0
Community Description

The Gitanmaax Band is a band government of the Gitxsan people, based near the meeting of the Skeena and Bulkley Rivers, adjacent to the village of Hazelton and 5 km west of New Hazelton, in northwestern British Columbia, Canada. Our vision is to restore and maintain healthy traditional community values; while actively participating in the new economy.

Treaty or Tribal Association
Gitxsan
Summary of Economic Development Agreements, Community Businesses and Joint Ventures

Businesses managed by the Gitanmaax Development Corporation include a general store and gas station (Gitanmaax Food and Fuel), the Ksan Historical Village, and the Gitanmaax Market. Gitanmaax has also engaged with the proponents of the Coastal GasLink pipeline.