Haisla Nation

  • The Haisla, meaning “dwellers downriver,” have a rich culture and history and have occupied lands in Northwest BC for over 9,000 years.


  • Kitimat is derived from Git-a-maat (Kitamaat), a Tsimshian description of the Haisla, which means “People of the Snow.”


  • Prior to colonization, the Kitamaat band of the Douglas and Devastation channels inhabited the unceded territory that Kitimat is now situated on.