Community Description

The Haisla are an indigenous people, the majority of whom are living at Kitamaat in the North Coast region of British Columbia. The Haisla Nation believes in building a strong and thriving community, with healthy and happy members and a sustained and prosperous environment.

Treaty or Tribal Association


Economic Development Background

We believe that careful and appropriate economic development will bring our people necessary self-sufficiency. Sustainable and realistic economic opportunities are increasingly available, and promise benefits for our people – and for every British Columbian. We know that in order to attain strength and independence our Nation must work together – with government, business, the community, and internally – with a spirit of respect and partnership.

Summary of Economic Development Agreements, Community Businesses and Joint Ventures

The Haisla Nation is engaged with a large number of multisector partners including: ATCO, Brinkman, ESS, Vertex, Kuehne & Nagel, Mammoet, Orca Spirit, SteepleJack, Waste Management, Coast Industrial Construction, Triton, Ledcor, Progressive Ventures, Ruskin, Seaspan / Haisea, Simplex Grinnell/Tyco, Summit Helicopters, Tetratech, Securiguard, Orica Mining Services, AltaGas, Connex DC LNG Inc, and ENN.

Community Details:

North Coast
Haisla Nation
Amalgamated With Kitlope (1949); Formerly Kitimat (Pre-1982); Kitamaat (Pre-2011); Traditional Name Haisla; Meaning "People Of The Snow"
enaksialakala /a'’islakala
Skeena (Smithers)
726.1 hectares

Contact Details:

Brent Robinson Economic Development Officer
(250) 639-9361
(250) 632-2840
P.O. Box 1101 Kitamaat Village, BC, Canada V0T 2B0
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