Kitselas First Nation

Language: Sm̓algya̱x
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Historically known as: Gitselasu

Contact Information:
Kitselas First Nation
Site 44 Comp 24 RR 2
Terrace, BC
V8G 3Z9
ph. (250) 635-5084
fx. (250) 635-5335

Language Information

"One area of focus of Giselasu culture is the promotion and teaching of Sm̓algya̱x. The Gitselasu have formed a partnership group with the Kitsumkalum called the Kitselas-Kitsumkalum Language Authority. The role of the Language Authority is to promote the teaching of language. The value of understanding Sm'algyax for Tsimshian people is that a language serves to conceptualize ideas as well as experience. The more you can conceptualize the world from one's own culture the better one can understand that world view."1