Gitga'at

Introduction

The Gitga’ata (sometimes also spelled Gitga’at or Gitk’a’ata) are one of the 14 tribes of the Tsimshian nation in British Columbia, Canada, and inhabit the village of Hartley Bay, British Columbia.

The name Gitga’ata in the Tsimshian language means “people of the cane” (as in, a ceremonial stick). The Gitga’ata, along with the Kitasoo Tsimshians at Klemtu, B.C., are often classed as “Southern Tsimshian,” their traditional language being the southern dialect of the Tsimshian language.

The Gitga’ata’s current population is estimated at about 1652 people

Excerpted from Wikipedia’s article on the Gitga’ata People

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