Lax Kw'alaams

Preferred Name:
Alternative Name:
Port Simpson (Pre-1982) (Variation Fort Simpson); Tsimpsean; Includes Lakelse
BC Regional Office:
Skeena (Smithers)
North Coast
Reserve Land Area:16,496.20 ha
Mayor Garry Reece Sr.
Deputy Mayor Robert Hughes, Councillor Gerri Alexcee, Councillor Braden Dudoward, Councillor Angela Green, Councillor Robert Moraes, Councillor Betty Reece, Councillor Harvey Garry , Councillor Kelly Sampson, Councillor Andrew Tait, Councillor Leona Wells, Councillor Joey Wesley, Councillor Theodore White
Governance Structure:
Custom Electoral System
Address: 206 Shashaak St.
Lax Kw'Alaams
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Community Description

Lax-Kw'alaams, also known as Port Simpson, is an Indigenous village community in British Columbia, Canada, not far from the city of Prince Rupert. Historically, Lax Kw'alaams is a Tsimshian community, part of a group who occupied a large land area on the Northwest coast of British Columbia. Though patterns of land ownership and utilization did not accord with European legal notions, the Tsimshian were nonethless quite sophisticated.

Treaty or Tribal Association