Kitkatla is a small Tsimshian village situated approximately 45 km SW of Prince Rupert, BC, on the north side of Dolphin Island. The village is accessible via Prince Rupert by regular float plane flights or by boat. It is home to the Kitkatla tribe of Tsimshians.
The Gitxaala Nation is a First Nations government located at Kitkatla. It is one of the longest continually inhabited communities in all of “Turtle Island” which is a reference to all of North America. The ancestry of the people living here dates back to 10,000 years! It is a beautiful and peaceful community that values and respects the ideal location and resources on which the people and animals have lived for centuries.
Lach Klan School is an independent First Nations School committed to educating the children of Kitkatla. They are members of First Nations School Association (FNSA) and First Nations Education Steering Committee (FNESC). They provide education services for children from Kindergarten to Grade 12. and meet all the required BC curriculum Learning Outcomes as well as providing students an opportunity to learn their local language and culture.
Wind energy, utilities, forestry
Village Population: 68 (2016 Census)
There are no general practitioners yet in this community.
The nearest health services are located in Prince Rupert.
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