Community Description

Gitlaxt'aamix, also known as New Aiyansh, is the largest Nisga'a community and administrative capital of the Nisga'a Nation. It is located about 100km north of Terrace, in the heart of traditional Nisga'a territory, the Nass River Valley

Treaty or Tribal Association

Nisga'a Lisims Government

Economic Development Background

The Nisga'a Lisims Government Economic Development Department coordinates the Nisga'a Nation's economic development approach, managing the abundant natural resources, building capacity, and creating an economy geared towards long term sustainability.The primary industries in the Nass Valley are fishing and forestry, which are complemented by employment in the government, education, and healthcare sectors

Summary of Economic Development Agreements, Community Businesses and Joint Ventures

Nisga'a businesses include: the Nisga'a Pacific Ventures LP, Nass Area Properties LP, Lisims Communications LP, Lisims Forest Resources LP, Nisga'a Fisheries LP. The Nisga'a Nation has also collaborated with the Prince Rupert Gas Transmission Project, the Cascade River Hydro Project, and has signed an Economic and Community Development Agreement with the Provincial Government.

Community Details:

North Coast
Gitlaxt'aamix Village Government (New Aiyansh)
Includes Aiyansh; Formerly Gitlakdamix (1917-2000) (Variation Kitlachdamax) ; Signed Nisga'A Treaty (2002); Part Of Nass River People
Skeena (Smithers)
2062 hectares

Contact Details:

Bertram Mercer Economic Development Manager, Nisga’a Lisims Government
(250) 633-3000
(250) 633-2367
P.O. Box 233 New Aiyansh, BC, Canada V0J 1A0
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