Community Description

The Kispiox Band Council are a First Nation based near the meeting of the Skeena and Bulkley Rivers in northwestern BC. We are members of the Gitxsan. Our rivers are known worldwide for their fishing. We are surrounded by mountains and rivers which create a spectacular landscape that is breath taking

Treaty or Tribal Association

Gitxsan

Economic Development Background

The Kispiox Band operates a general contracting company, Anspayaxw Developments Ltd. It is committed to achieving economic self-sufficiency. This will be achieved through training, education and creating opportunities for our community members. The culture and pride of our Nation will not be compromised as we plan and build for generations to come.

Summary of Economic Development Agreements, Community Businesses and Joint Ventures

Anspayaxw Developments provides a variety of services including logging, tree planting, matting and fertilizing, brushing and weeding and GPS surveys. Anspayaxw Developments has also served as lead proponent in Forest Renewal BC funding work such as watershed restoration projects like rehabilitating fish habitat and road deactivation. As a member of the Gitxsan Nation, Kispiox band has engaged with the proponents of the Prince Rupert Gas Transmission project.

Community Details:

North Coast
Kispiox
Kispaiox (Pre-1976) (Variation Kispiax, Kispioux), Amalgamated With Kuldoe (Variation Galdoe); Meaning "People Of The Hiding Place"
Gitsenimx
Skeena (Smithers)
http://www.kispioxband.com/
1675.2 hectares

Contact Details:

Jim Leschuk Band Manager
(250) 842-5248
(250) 842-5604
1336 Kispiox Valley Road Kispiox, BC, Canada V0J 1Y4
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