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Our History
05 July 2013

The Gitxsan pre-contact economy was based on the trading of salmon, other natural resources, and products/goods derived from these resources. Lots of trading occurred along grease trails with neighboring coastal First Nations for oolichan (candle fish) grease. The Gitxsan had a well-organized

View Pre-Contact here.

The legal action taken by the Gitxsan to the Supreme Court of Canada is the most recent in a long list of attempts to seek recognition of - and assert - its ownership, jurisdiction, and aboriginal title over 33,000 square kilometres of traditional territory in northwestern BC, and its right to

View Recent History here.