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Gitga’at First Nation

The Gitk’a’ata are a part of the Tsimshian peoples, and have occupied the lands and waters around Txalgiuw (Hartley Bay), for millennia. Today, about 130 Gitk’a’ata live in Hartley Bay, with another 500 in Prince Rupert, and others in Terrace, Vancouver Island, and Vancouver, BC.

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The Gitk’a’ata are a part of the Tsimshian peoples, and have occupied the lands and waters around Txalgiuw (Hartley Bay), for millennia. Today, about 130 Gitk’a’ata live in Hartley Bay, with another 500 in Prince Rupert, and others in Terrace, Vancouver Island, and Vancouver, BC.

Look at the images as they appear on this page. Gitk’a’ata people regard these places as spiritually enriched by the traces of their ancestors: petroglyphs, burial sites, shell middens, culturally modified trees and other important historical and/or archaeological sites. Gitk’a’ata Territory is the ceremonial and political base of the Gitga’at Nation. Today, as in the past, Gitk’a’ata people maintain an active relationship with their Traditional Territory.

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