Community Description

The Kitsumkalum are the People of the Robin, a galts'ap (community) of the Tsimshian Nation with traditional territory use in both coastal and inland areas. Kitsumkalum is an original tribe of the Tsimshian Nation and located immediately west of the City of Terrace on the west side of the Kalum River.

Treaty or Tribal Association

Independent &Tsimshian First Nations Treaty Society

Economic Development Background

Kitsumkalum First Nation employs an Economic Development Officer, in addition to owning and operating development company called Kalum Ventures Ltd, which was founded in 2004.

Summary of Economic Development Agreements, Community Businesses and Joint Ventures

Kalum Ventures primarily operates in the forestry sector. The community also operates a Gas Bar and General Store, a boat launch and RV park, as well as a traditional hall and store which provides cultural tourism and art sales. Kitsumkalum has engaged with the proponents of the Middle Creek Hydro project.

Community Details:

North Coast
Kitsumkalum
Lakelse; Includes Port Essington (1949); Traditional Name Gitsmgeelm; Meaning "People Of The Plateau"
Smalgyax
Skeena (Smithers)
http://www.kitsumkalum.bc.ca/
597 hectares

Contact Details:

Lyle Bolton General Manager, Kalum Ventures
(250) 635-8060
(250) 635-8062
P.O. Box 544, House of Semi-Oi-Ghets Terrace, BC, Canada V8G 4B5
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