Community Description

Gitanyow is an First Nations community of the Gitxsan people, located on the Kitwanga River 8 km south of Kitwancool Lake, at the confluence of Kitwancool Creek. Sustaining the integrity of the land is central to sustaining Gitanyow culture and providing for our economy.

Treaty or Tribal Association


Economic Development Background

Gitanyow operates the Gitanyow Economic Development Corporation, which has acts as the business arm as the community.

Summary of Economic Development Agreements, Community Businesses and Joint Ventures

The Gitanyow Development Corporation has operated the Kitwanga Landfill, developed community internet systems, secured construction contracts for local infrastructure development projects, held an ownership position in the Meziadin Junction Property and Project, and continues to operate its Gas Bar and General Store. It has also engaged with the proponents of the Prince Rupert and Westcoast Connector Gas transmission projects.

Community Details:

North Coast
Kitwancool (Pre-1991)
Skeena (Smithers)
850.4 hectares

Contact Details:

Joel Starlund Councillor (Ec Dev Portfolio)
(250) 849-5222
(250) 849-5787
P.O. Box 340 Kitwanga, BC, Canada V0J 2A0
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