About the Haisla Nation
Today, about half of the Haisla Nation’s 1,700 members live in Kitamaat Village (about 10 km from Kitimat). The modern day 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.
Living and working on the land and water has always been fundamental to the Haisla way of life. They have lived off the land and water resources on their traditional territory for thousands of years, and are committed to the preservation of those resources for future generations.
The Haisla Nation Council has shown support for respectful, equitable, and sustainable development on their traditional territory. They have welcomed the LNG industry onto their territory by supporting LNG Canada, the proposed Kitimat LNG project, and through the development of their own proposed Cedar LNG project. Throughout the process of LNG speculation and development, the Haisla have remained committed to protecting the environment, preserving the area’s natural assets, and expanding opportunities for their members.
For more information on the Haisla and Kitamaat Village, please visit the official Haisla Nation website: www.haisla.ca