Invest in the Nass Region
British Columbia, Canada
Economic Development Contact
Bertram Mercer, Economic Development Manager
(250) 633-3000 |
The Nisga'a Nation and the Nass Region include more than 6400 people living in the four Nisga'a villages, throughout northwest British Columbia and across North America. Represented by the Nisga'a Lisims Government the Nisga'a nation negotiated British Columbia's first modern treaty in May 2000 which recognizes over 2000km² as Nisga'a land. This has allowed the Nisga'a to become a leader in governance, accountability, and consensus building as well as opening up specific Aboriginal lands for private sale.
The Nass Region is open to new economic opportunities, partnerships, and ideas. In the Nass Region, resource industries are complemented by the government, education, and healthcare sectors. Significant transportation and infrastructure improvements have brought new jobs and skills while tourism and telecommunications offer the promise of expanding and diversifying the economy. The Nisga'a Lisims Government and Canada manage the Nass River salmon fishery to preserve the resource and support a modern, sustainable fishing industry.
From small, local business ventures to international alliances, NLG actively supports and facilitates new economic initiatives throughout the Nass Region.Nisga'a Lisims Government also manages all surface, forest, and mineral rights and resources on Nisga’a Lands, including high-quality cedar, hemlock, Sitka spruce, and pine mushrooms—a popular delicacy in Asia. Nisga’a Commercial Group of Companies fulfill specific needs, such as marketing fish, managing forest resources, building telecommunications infrastructure, and promoting tourism.
Local Investment Opportunities
Local Infrastructure Projects
- Northwest Transmission Line Project The Northwest Transmission Line (NTL) is an approximately 344-kilometre, 287 kilovolt transmission line between Skeena Substation (near Terrace) and a new substation to be built near Bob Quinn Lake.
- Nisga'a Museum The Nisga'a Museum in Laxgalts'ap (Greenville) houses a treasury priceless artifact important to Nisga’a culture. It ranks as one of the preeminent collections of Northwest Coast aboriginal art.
Community Economic Development Contact
Economic Development Manager
Nisga'a Lisims Government
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Nisga’a Nation and the Nass Region
Gitlaxt’aamiks Band Council
Community Futures Contact
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