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A beautiful place, with wonderful people.

Originally name of the village was ‘Kyah Wiget, Witset is a Wet’suwet’en village in the heart of northwest British Columbia on the side of the Bulkley River. The current village was built during the early 1900s but served as a Wet’suwet’en fishing place for thousands of years.

  • The population is approximately 800 on-reserve, and roughly 1200 off-reserve living throughout B.C. and Canada

  • The traditional governing system is the Balhats Feast System which collaborates with the elected Witset Band Council.

  • Located between Smithers and New Hazelton, it is 31 km from each town. Moricetown is directly on Highway 16, along the Bulkley River Valley.

 

The Five Wet’suwet’en Clans:

  • C’ilhts’ekhyu – Big Frog Clan

  • Tsayu – Beaver Clan

  • Lakhsilyu – Small Frog Clan

  • Gidimt’en – Bear/Wolf Clan

  • Likhts’amisyu – Fireweed Clan

Within the clans there are basic house groups with chiefs and wing chiefs who educate their members and enhance Wet’suwet’en language and culture.