Honouring our Past
In 1927, the federal government enacted a provision in the Indian Act that made it illegal for Aboriginal Peoples to gather to discuss land question issues. The legislation was repealed in the early 1950’s and it was then that the Nisga’a Nation gathered to form a political body that would carry on the work of its predecessor, the Nisga’a Land Committee. The new organization became the Nisga’a Tribal Council formally established in 1955.
In honour and memory of the life and achievements of our former Presidents of the Nisga’a Nation – Nisga’a Lisims Government will commemorate the anniversary of their birth by highlighting their years of invaluable service and achievements on behalf of the Nisga’a Nation.