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The Nass River flows through a land of sacred mountains, dense forests, and rugged lava beds on Canada's Pacific Coast.

The resources of the Nass River Valley have sustained the Nisga'a people for millennia and have allowed the Nisga'a Nation to develop one of the most sophisticated pre-colonial cultures in North America.

Today, the Nisga'a Nation includes over 6,000 people belonging to one of four tribes: Eagle (Laxsgiik), Killer Whale (Gisk'aast), Raven (Ganada), and Wolf (Laxgibuu). Nisga'a people reside in the Nass Valley communities of Gingolx, Laxgalts'ap, Gitwinksihlkw, and New Aiyansh, as well as Terrace, Prince Rupert/Port Edward, greater Vancouver, and across North America.

In Nisga'a culture, traditional authority and the ability to govern originates from the connection between families and communities, and our land and resources.