Community Description

The Nisga'a Nation Village of Laxgalts'ap is located in the Nass River valley in northwestern British Columbia. It is a small village that makes up part of the greater Nisga'a Nation.

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
Laxgalts'ap Village Government
Formerly Greenville (Pre-1980); Changed To Lakalzap (1980-2000) (Variation Lachkalzap, Lachkaltzap, Laichkwiltach); Signed Nisga'A Treaty (2002); Part Of Nass River People
Skeena (Smithers)
2609.9 hectares

Contact Details:

Bertram Mercer Economic Development Manager, Nisga’a Lisims Government
(250) 633-3000
(250) 633-2367
P.O. Box 200 Greenville, BC, Canada V0J 1X0
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