Band Council Jurisdiction
These service areas have received delegated authority from the bands to administer these specialized services to their community members; all have a separate Board Of Directors:
- Gitxsan Child and Family Services (GCFSS) independent society (4 Gitksan Bands delegated authority to offer specialized services; Gitanmaax Band Council has withdrawn political support and are seeking community-based jurisdiction and individual protocols with MCFD); their website
- Gitksan Health Society Providing services to Glen Vowell and Kispiox.
- Gitanyow Human Services vis Gitanyow Band with Gitanyow Chiefs/clans as their Board representatives
- Gitksan Wet’suwet’en Education Society – via Gitanmaax Band to provide education programs to the 7 local bands; no service agreements with the Bands have been formalized
GGC Board of Directors are also working on the following initiatives via the GGC Executive Director which may include band administrators:
The GGC Board has provided political support to elect a northwest representative to the north region of the First Nations Health Council. Chief Marie Quock has successfully been elected at a northwest regional session to fulfill this northwest regional representative position. There are various health reports available, be sure to check it out.
The Northwest Health Planning Hub has now transitioned into the Community Engagement Hub, Verna Howard is our Gitksan Wet’suwet’en worker located in Gitsegukla.