Gitga'at First Nation

Preferred Name:
Gitga'at First Nation
Alternative Name:
Formerly Hartley Bay, Kitkahta (Circa 1880S) (Variation Kithaata, Kitkaata); Alternate Gitga'At; Traditional Name Gitk'A'Ata
BC Regional Office:
Skeena (Smithers)
North Coast
Reserve Land Area:641.70 ha
Chief G. Bruce Reece
Councillor Chantal Meggison, Councillor Cameron Hill, Councillor Marven Robinson, Councillor Simone Reece
Governance Structure:
Custom Electoral System
Address: 445 Hayimiisaxaa Way
Hartley Bay
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Community Description

Hartley Bay, also known as the Gitga'at Nation, is a First Nations community on the coast of British Columbia. The village, which is accessable by boat, is located at the mouth of Douglas Channel, about 630 kilometres north of Vancouver and 145 kilometres south of Prince Rupert. The wellbeing of their people is intricately related to the health of their lands, waters, and resources, and the community continues to work to sustain their abundance and richness. Gitga’at culture is strengthening, and traditional practices continue to shape day to day life in the village.

Treaty or Tribal Association
Independent & Tsimshian First Nation Treaty Society