Kitselas First Nation

Language(s): 
FN Code: 
680

Community information

Population on reserve: 299[[8822]]
Population off reserve: 364[[8822]]
Total population: 663[[8822]]

Language information

"One area of focus of Giselasu culture is the promotion and teaching of Sm̓algya̱x. The Gitselasu have formed a partnership group with the Kitsumkalum called the Kitselas-Kitsumkalum Language Authority. The role of the Language Authority is to promote the teaching of language. The value of understanding Sm'algyax for Tsimshian people is that a language serves to conceptualize ideas as well as experience. The more you can conceptualize the world from one's own culture the better one can understand that world view."[[quoted from http://www.kitselas.bc.ca/Cultural/cultural.htm]]

Sm̓algya̱x

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Historically known as:

Gitselasu
Phone: 
(250) 635-5084
Fax: 
(250) 635-5335
Toll free: 
1-888-777-2837
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LNA 1s

Title Submitted Organization/First Nation/Government Language
LNA6528 - Kitselas First Nation (Community Elders Group) Submitted Kitselas First Nation (Community Elders Group) Sm̓algya̱x
LNA6510 - Kitselas First Nation Submitted Kitselas First Nation Sm̓algya̱x
LNA6177 - Kitselas First Nation Submitted Kitselas First Nation Sm̓algya̱x
LNA5939 - Kitselas First Nation Submitted Kitselas First Nation Sm̓algya̱x