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28 June 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 5, 2012 Gitxsan Hereditary Chiefs speak with one voice: Province of BC must recognize our laws and negotiate Long Term Forestry Agreement so we can create a sustainable economy. Smithers BC – the head simgiigyet (chiefs) of the 65 huwilp (houses) of the Gitxsan

View Gitxsan Chiefs LTFA News release here.

Over 100 women gathered in the gal tsup of Gitwangak to celebrate the 11th annual Hl Daxgyet Haanak (Gitxsan Womens Day). It is celebrated every year on February 20th in honor of celebrating the women of matrilineal society. It is meant to bring together the women for a day of sharing

View Gitxsan Women's Day 2012 here.

Settlement of land claims key to economic and social development. According to Dan Veniez at iPolitics.ca, "The lack of any serious movement on treaties with First Nations is the central obstacle to any meaningful development of much of Canada’s resource endowment." Read the full article here

View Settlement of Land Claims here.

February 11, 2012 Update on Gisega'as Litigation – Judge orders Plaintiffs to cover cost of application to Court   On February 9, 2012, the Court heard two applications in the Mcrae et al. v Sampare et al. litigation (over Gisega'as Village). The two applications related to procedural

View Gisega'as Litigation Update here.

Gitxsan Country GJ Sebastian January 30, 2012 The only way you create real change is by acting in a way that changes the culture. In 1927 my mother was unwanted as a baby (white father), passed from home to home until she was sent to residential school (Edmonton) at age 5. She reached

View Gitxsan Country Update Jan 30 here.

Gitxsan Country GJ Sebastian Hereditary Chiefs’ relationship with Enbridge December 8, 2011 Larry Patsey, Earl Muldon, and Roy Wilson participated in the approval of the partnership with Enbridge in April 2009. It is now apparent they have changed their minds as of Monday, December 5,

View Gitxsan Country Update Dec 8 here.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 1, 2012 GIMLITXWT INVITES PROTEST LEADERS TO MEET Gitsegukla B.C. - The GTS Board met on Monday January 30, 2012 to finalize the chiefs' application to court. Tuesday January 31, 2012 The Gimlitxwt reviewed the document with legal counsel adding their

View a report from the Gimlitxwt here.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 19, 2012   Gitsegukla BC – On January 17th, 2012 in the Community of Gitsegukla, the Simgiigyet (Hereditary Chiefs) of the Gitxsan Huwilp (Houses) met to resolve issues related to recent court proceedings and the Enbridge agreement that have been causing

View News release Gitxsan court Enbridge here.

Gitxsan Houses sign agreement in support of Northwest Transmission Line Vancouver – BC Hydro is pleased to announce that an impact benefit agreement has been signed with the Gitxsan Huwilp (Houses) of Tenimgyet, Wii Hlengwax and Lelt which will provide training, employment and other economic

View News release BC Hydro Gitxsan here.

POISED TO PROSPER – Gitxsan Summit 2011 explores economic opportunities coming to Gitxsan nation Kitwanga BC – The Gitxsan Nation wrapped up its annual summit today after three days of presentations and discussion; much of which was focused on economic development. The theme of this

View 2011 Gitxsan Summit news release here.

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