Hagwilget Village

Language: Witsuwit'en
Dialect: Gitksan
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Historically known as: Hagwilget Village Council, Tse-kya

Contact Information:
Hagwilget Village Council
PO Box 460
New Hazelton, BC
V0J 2J0
ph. (250) 842-6258
fx. (250) 842-6924

"The village name of Tse-kya signifies base of rock in the Wet'suwet'en language. It has also been call Hagwilget as its is known in Gitksan, meaning place of the quiet people. Tse-kya is located in central British Columbia about two hundred miles or three hundred twenty five kilometers inland from the coast. It and the area to the east and south comprise the territories of the Wet'suwet'en."1

Language Information

The people of Hagwilget Village speak the Witsuwit'en language.

Community Information

Population: 2352

Footnotes / References
1. quoted from http://www.hagwilget.com/history.htm
2. Indian and Northern Affairs Canada (2008). First Nation Registered Population.