Community Description

The Kitasoo, also known as the Xai'xais people, are a tribe of the Tsimshian, located in Klemtu in the heart of BC's Great Bear Rainforest. Kitasoo territory is composed of both land and marine areas. To remain here, we must protect and enhance our culture and heritage. We also need to live in the modern world.

Treaty or Tribal Association

Tsimshian First Nations Treaty Society & Coastal First Nations

Economic Development Background

Kitasoo operates a holding company called the Kitasoo Development Corporation. It seeks to sustainably use and manage the riche resources of the territory in ways that are beneficial for its people.

Summary of Economic Development Agreements, Community Businesses and Joint Ventures

The Kitasoo Development Corporation operates a number of ventures including a large Aquafarm operation, a foresty company, an ecotourism operation called the Spirit Bear Lodge, a fuel dock, a general store, and a seafood company. It has engaged with the proponents of various LNG development projects in its traditional territory.

Community Details:

North Coast
Kitasoo
Alternate China Hat (Circa 1910), Rivers Inlet, Gitestsu, Klemtu, Kitasoo/Xai'Xais
Ski:xs
West Coast (Nanaimo)
718.4 hectares

Contact Details:

Ben Robinson Chief Executive Officer
(250) 839-1255
(250) 839-1256
General Delivery Klemtu, BC, Canada V0T 1L0
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