Mission Statement

The Gitwangak Education Society is committed to provide and promote:

  •   A respect for Gitksan Ayook (Laws)
  •  Greater unity in our Community
  • The opportunity for life-long learning, that support our traditional/cultural values
  • Healthy Lifestyles
  • Progressive Technology

 We will contribute to the foundation of our strength for today’s leadership and future generations.


The Wilp Si Wilaxsinsxwhl Simgigyet (Chief’s House of Learning) was opened on September 23, 1989. At that time the school was the first and only Gitksan Immersion School in the province of British Columbia. In 1990 the Gitwangak Education Society was incorporated as a society. They began to administer the school and the curricula development. The following year the Gitwangak Education Society opened up theWilp Si Satima (House of New Beginning), also referred to as the Adult Basic Education.

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Post Sec Support

The Gitwangak Education Society sponsors Registered Gitwangak Band Members to further their post-secondary education. Over 20 years, the GES has sponsored over 600 students. To be eligible for Post-Secondary Sponsorship you must:

 – Be a registered Gitwangak Band Member
 – Posses any pre-requisites for your desired course/program
 – Complete & submit the GES PSSR Application by May 30th of every year.
Post Sec Application
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