Haisla Nation Council

500 Gitksan Avenue
Haisla BC,  V0T 2B0 
Tel:    250-639-3961
Toll Free: 1-888-842-4752
Fax:   250-632-2840

The Haisla, meaning “dwellers downriver”, have occupied lands for over 9000 years.  Today, the Haisla people are centered in Kitamaat Village.  Home to about half of the 1700 Haisla, Kitamaat Village sits at the head of the Douglas Channel in British Columbia.  The balance of the Haisla live elsewhere in the region or in Greater Vancouver.

Today’s Haisla Nation is an amalgamation of two historic bands – the Kitamaat of the Douglas and Devastation Channels and the Kitlope of the Upper Princess Royal Channel and Gardner Canal.  Neighbouring nations include the Heiltsuk and Wuikinuxv bands of the Coast Tsimshian peoples.

The Haisla Nation seeks economic opportunities that respect the waters and wildlife that make their home a community.  Haisla are realizing strong economic benefits, while simultaneously cleaning up the streams and managing the reduction of air emissions.  They will not support any use which endangers the integrity and sustainability of the territory.

Haisla Nation also organizes an annual charity golf tournament.  All proceeds go towards amateur youth sports. You can learn more about that here: www.haislayouthfund.com.