Kitsumkalum Laxyuup

Our Land

Our connection to the land, the rivers and the ocean is central to our social, cultural, and political life and helps maintain our ideologies as Kitsumkalum and as Tsimshian.


Our Language

Sm’algyax is a dialect of the Tsimshian language spoken in northwestern British Columbia and southeastern Alaska. Sm’algyax means literally “real or true language.”


Our Culture

More than just a territory, our Laxyuup represents a way of life for the Kitsumkalum people. Everything we are has been built upon our relationship with the land and the ways it sustains us.

Our leadership

Chief & Council

Kitsumkalum Band Council consists of seven Councillors and one Chief Councillor faithfully providing its people strong, accountable and effective governance.