People of the Coast
The Coastal First Nations Great Bear Initiative is a unique alliance of nine distinct First Nations working together: To protect our coast and improve the quality of life in our communities.
Our member nations include Wuikinuxv, Heiltsuk, Kitasoo/Xaixais, Nuxalk, Gitga’at, Metlakatla, Old Massett, Skidegate, and Council of the Haida Nation.
Our communities occupy the Northern and Central Coast and Haida Gwaii areas of BC – reaching north to the Alaskan border and as far south as Vancouver Island. This region is the unceded Traditional Territories of more than two dozen First Nations.