Community Description

The Hagwilget Village First Nation is a First Nations band government of the Wet'suwet'en subgroup of the Dakelh (Carrier) people, located at Hagwilget, British Columbia, Canada, which is just east of Hazelton, British Columbia. The village stands at the transition between the mild and wet coastal climate of the Skeena River valley and the drier, more extreme interior.

Treaty or Tribal Association

Independent and Office of the Wet'suwet'en Society

Economic Development Background

Hagwilget Village does not operate a separate Development Corporation, but its Economic Development Department manages the business affairs of the community.

Summary of Economic Development Agreements, Community Businesses and Joint Ventures

The Economic Development Department is in the process of working on the Hagwilget Cultural Revitalization project. The goal of the program is to provide community members with the opportunity, skills and knowledge required to produce good quality native crafts to put on the market.

Community Details:

North Coast
Hagwilget Village
Variation Ho-Quel-Get; Formerly Rocher Deboulé (Pre-1944); Tsitsk (Pre-1967); Part Of Wet'Suwet'En Tribe; Meaning "Gentle People"
Omineca (Prince George)
158.6 hectares

Contact Details:

Vernon Joseph Economic Development Officer
(250) 842-6258
(250) 842-6924
P.O. Box 460 New Hazelton, BC, Canada V0J 2J0
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