Gitxaala Environmental Monitoring

“Working towards the enrichment and protection of the Values of the Nation”

Manager: James Herbert


Environmental Assessment Coordinator: Samantha Wagner, BSc


Heritage Research Coordinator: Caroline Butler, Ph.D.


Special Advisor, Cultural Resources and Heritage Research: Charles Menzies, Ph.D.


The Office is located at:

Museum of Northern BC

280- 110 1st Ave West,

Prince Rupert,BC

V8J 3S1.



The Gem office is an agency of the Gitxaała Nation that is responsible for the protection of the environmental values of the Nation. Our primary role is to act as the point of contact for all works related to the environment in Gitxaała traditional territory and to engage with developers and government agencies to fully understand how development may impact the values of the Nation.

Department Summary

  • Represent Gitxaała Nation in environmental assessment processes

  • Hold developers to the highest integrity and standards.

  • Provide sound, effective, and useful science and research for Gitxaała Nation.  


The Gitxaała Community Knowledge Keeper is the primary tool for GEM’s project management, impact analysis and research archive.  The CKK stores all of GEM’s territorial data and all historical and contemporary research materials about Gitxaała society, and lands and resources.  Please explore the public resources on the CKK.


Community Documents


Calliou Group. Gitxaała Use Study: LNG Canada Export Terminal Project. March 2014


Calliou Group. Gitxaała Use Study: Enbridge Northern Gateway Environmental Assessment.2011


Calliou Group. Gitxaała Use Study: Port Edward Area LNG Projects. July 2014


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Band Office
Toll free:


Band Office: 

11 Ocean Drive, Kitkatla, BC

P.O Box 149, V0V 1C0

CLC Prince Rupert Telephone:

1-250-624-2423 Fax

G.E.M Telephone:

1-250-624-3338 Fax

C.L.C Lach Klan Telephone:

1-250-848-2286 Francesca

1-250-848-2221 Kirsten

CLC Prince Rupert Office

230-110 1st Ave. West,

Prince Rupert, BC V8J 1A8

G.E.M Office: 

280-110 1st Ave. West,

Prince Rupert, BC V8J 3S1

C.L.C Lach Klan Office:

64 Ocean Drive

Kitkatla, BC V0V1C0

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