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50th anniversary of the Prince Rupert Nisga’a Tribal Council

50 years ago Nisga’a First Nations people living in Prince Rupert and Port Edward joined together to form the Prince Rupert Nisga’a Tribal Council.

The group was formed to maintain their cultural heritage and links with the Nisga’a government while living off reserve.

Greg Grayson is the CEO of the Gitmaxmak’ay Nisga’a Society, the successor of the tribal council after the signing of the treaty.

He says there’ll be a celebration on June 12 in Prince Rupert to honour the found members of the council.

There’ll be music, photo ops, and a chance to hear the founders speak of the past.

The event begins at 4pm on June 12, in Prince Rupert at the Jim Ciccone Civic Centre.

More information can be found at the Gitmaxma’kay Nisga’a Society’s website or phone 250-627-1595.

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