The North Coast-Skeena First Nations Stewardship Society (NCSFNSS) was established in 2005 to enable First Nations communities on the British Columbia North Coast and lower Skeena River to collaborate on projects of shared value. In particular, the NCSFNSS works on regional and community-based initiatives related to planning and the sustainable use of marine resources. The member and partner Nations of the NCSFNSS are: Metlakatla, Gitxaala, Gitga’at, Kitsumkalum, Kitselas, and Haisla First Nations.
The NCSFNSS was created by five of the Tsimshian communities of the North Coast to work together on issues of shared value. In order to engage in the British Columbia Treaty Process, the Tsimshian people worked together through the Tsimshian Tribal Council beginning in 1994. When this organization dissolved in 2005, five of the Tsimshian communities decided to continue working together on technical issues common to their communities. This led to the creation of the North Coast-Skeena First Nations Stewardship Society.North Coast-Skeena First Nations Stewardship Society