Gitwangak

Preferred Name:
Gitwangak
Alternative Name:
Formerly Kitwanga (Pre-1980) (Variation Gitwangar, Kitwangagh, Kitwangar); Meaning "Place Of Rabbits"
Language:
Gitsenimx
BC Regional Office:
Skeena (Smithers)
Region:
North Coast
Reserve Land Area:1,571.90 ha
Chief:
Chief Fred Johnson
Council:
Councillor Amanda Zettergreen,
Councillor Chasity Shanoss,
Councillor Fred Johnson,
Councillor Holly Harris,
Councillor Tommy Johnson,
Councillor Valerie Spence
Governance Structure:
Indian Act
Population (off First Nations land):937
Population (on First Nations land):396
Population Total:1,333
Address: P.O. Box 400
Kitwanga
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Economic Development Contact: Teresa Maitland
Finance Officer
finance@gitwangak.ca
Fax: (250) 849-5353
Phone: (250) 849-5591
Community Description
The Gitwangak Indian Band is a band government in the Skeena Country region of northwestern British Columbia, Canada. They Gitwangak people are part of the larger Gitxsan Nation.
Treaty or Tribal Association
Gitxsan
Summary of Economic Development Agreements, Community Businesses and Joint Ventures
As a member of the Gitxsan Nation, Gitwangak engaged with the Prince Rupert Gas Transmission Project in 2016.
Economic Development Background
Gitwangak's economic development efforts are primarily the responsibility of the band's Chief and Council.