Council of the Haida Nation


Council of the Haida Nation

The Council of the Haida Nation (CHN) table is negotiating tripartite reconciliation agreements. On August 13, 2021, CHN and the governments of Canada and British Columbia signed the GayG̱ahlda "Changing Tide" Framework for Reconciliation agreement.

The Council of the Haida Nation has a constitutionally established definition of its citizenship through its Constitution of the Haida Nation. CHN negotiates on behalf of all of its citizens, its structure which includes participation of representatives directly elected by its citizens to the CHN, and representatives of both Haida band councils, Old Massett Village Council and Skidegate Band Council. There are approximately 4,900  Haida members.

Council of the Haida Nation traditional lands and waters encompass Haida Gwaii. CHN continues to formalize agreements with neighboring First Nations regarding respective marine territorial boundaries.

BC Treaty Commission Contacts

Mark Smith , 604 482 9200
General Counsel and Director of Process

Contacts Information

P.O. Box 589
Massett, BC V0T 1M0
Phone: 250 626 5252
Fax: 250 626 3403

Current Negotiations

Tripartite Reconciliation


700-1111 Melville Street
Vancouver BC
V6E 3V6
604 482 9200

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