Old Massett Village Council

Preferred Name:
Old Massett Village Council
Alternative Name:
Formerly Masset (Pre-1991) (Variation Masst); Includes Haida (Variation Haidah)
Xaad Kil / Xaaydaa Kil (Haida)
BC Regional Office:
West Coast (Nanaimo)
North Coast
Reserve Land Area:970.00 ha
Chief Donald Edgars
Councillor Cecil Brown, Councillor Robert Brown, Councillor Jade Collison, Councillor Vienna Davis, Councillor Patrika McEvoy, Councillor Brodie Swanson, Councillor Lisa White
Governance Structure:
Custom Electoral System
Address: P.O. Box 189
Old Masset
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Community Description

Old Massett Village Council (OMVC) is elected by its membership and performs the function of a village government in their Old Masset, located in the north of Haida Gwaii, off the coast of British Columbia near the Alaskan border. Councils are responsible for the well-being of the communities and enact legal policies and programs in the areas of Capital, Education, Membership, Health, Social Development, etc. They are also mandated to take actions to protect the well being of Band members and the community; to establish cultural programs and undertake initiatives in economic development.
Village Councils are accountable to the each respective community's membership and to the Constitution of the Haida Nation.

Treaty or Tribal Association
Council of the Haida Nation