Band Council Jurisdiction

The service areas that have received delegated authority from the bands to administer these specialized services to their community members; all have a separate Board Of Directors:

  • Gitxsan Child and Family Services (GCFSS) independent society (4 Gitksan Bands delegated authority to offer specialized services; Gitanmaax Band Council has  withdrawn political support and are seeking community-based jurisdiction and individual protocols with MCFD); their website 
  • Gitanyow Human Services vis Gitanyow Band with Gitanyow Chiefs/clans as their Board representatives
  • Gitksan Wet’suwet’en Education Society – via  Gitanmaax Band to provide education programs to the 7 local bands; no service agreements with the Bands have been formalized

GGC Board of Directors are also working on the following initiatives via the GGC Executive Director which may include band administrators:

The GGC Board has provided political support to elect a northwest representative to the north region of the First Nations Health Council. Chief Marie Quock has successfully been elected at a northwest regional session to fulfill this northwest regional representative position. There are various health reports available, be sure to check it out.

The Northwest Health Planning Hub has now transitioned into the Community Engagement Hub, Verna Howard is our Gitksan Wet’suwet’en worker located in Gitsegukla.


Gitanyow Band


Gitanmaax Band

Glen Vowell

Sik-e-dakh Band