Gitxaała Nation Governance

The elected council governs the administration of the Nation’s programs and services such as Housing, Public Works, and Health. The hereditary table provides the elected council with their mandate regarding issues relating to Gitxaała rights and title and makes decisions regarding Gitxaała territory and resources.

Na hali Txooxgm sayt wan Sm’gygyet (Hereditary Table)

Each Gitxaała person is born into a Walp (House) and a Pteex (Clan). The hereditary leader of a house is a Sm’ooygit, often translated as ‘chief’, and is responsible for the territories of that house. The  Sm’ooygit governs and manages the territory and resources of the house, in collaboration with other high-ranking house members and the Sigidmhan’aa, matriarchs. The Gitxaała Hereditary Table consists of the Smgigyet and Sigidmhan’aa of the Gitxaała houses. They meet on a regular basis to discuss the issues facing their territories, and to advise the Elected Gitxaała Council.

Elected Government

The Gitxaała Nation shall have a Governing Council consisting of seven (7) members:

  • One(1) Chief Councillor, also referred to as the Chief
  • One (1) Deputy Chief Councillor, also referred to as the Deputy Chief; and
  • Five (5) Councillors.

Refer to Gitxaała Nation Custom Election code below for more information.

Gitxaała Nation Governance Documents
Gitxaała Nation - Bylaws

  • Gitxaala Liquor Control Bylaw No. 1   Read More
  • Gitxaala Nation Financial Bylaw-2018   Read More

Gitxaała Nation - Election Code

  • Gitxaala Nation Governing Council Policy - 09/2021   Read More
  • Gitxaala Nation Election Code - Approved/Final - 12/2015 Read More
  • Gitxaala Nation Custom Election Code - Final Proposed Amendments - 11/2021  Read More
  • Gitxaala Nation Custom Election Code - Proposed Amendments - 09/2021   Read More

Gitxaała Nation - Oath of Office

  • Gitxaala Elected Council | Oath of office | 2022-2025 | Read More

Gitxaała Nation - Annual Reports

Gitxaała Nation - 10 Year Plan - Education Training & Employment

  • Gitxaala Nation 10 Year Plan - Education Training and Employment   Read Now
  • 10 Year Plan - ETE Video - Watch it Here (ed. note: Video needs to be posted to YouTube and a link would be embedded here.)

Request for Proposals (RFPs)

  • No current RFPs posted.