Ancient time-honored values guide us to a secure and bountiful future
Kitsumkalum. One of fourteen tribes and one of seven Indian Bands of the Tsimshian Nation:
The Tsimshian is one of the largest groups of First Nations peoples in Northwest British Columbia. The Tsimshian Nation is comprised of approximately 10,000 member including Kitsumkalum, Kitselas, Lax Kw’Alaams, Metlakatla, Kitkatla, Gitga’at (Hartley Bay) and Kitasoo (Klemtu). Other Pacific Northwest tribes include the Gitksan, Haida, Haisla, and the Nisga’a Nations.
About Kitsumkalum Galts’ap
Kitsumkalum, a Galts’ap (community) of the Ts’msyen (Tsimshian) Nation. Our connection to the land, the rivers and the ocean is central to our social, cultural, and political life and helps maintain our ideologies as Kitsumkalum and as Tsimshian. Our Chief and Matriarch names are attached to the land, defining the territories of our house groups and rooting us firmly in place.
These roots are strong and can never be broken: roots that stretch back through time, allowing us to always maintain our connection to our ancestors; burrow deep, keeping us connected to the land, its resources and to our culture; and always reach forward into the future, providing a sense of place, home and identity for our children and future generations to come.