Gwich'in Tribal Council

Established in 1992, the Gwich’in Tribal Council (GTC) is an Aboriginal organization that represents Gwich’in Participants in the Mackenzie-Delta of the Northwest Territories and across Canada. The objectives of the GTC are to:

  • protect and preserve the rights, interest and benefits of the Gwich’in in reference to their use, ownership and management of lands, waters, and resources in the Gwich’in Settlement Area;
  • retain, preserve and enhance the traditional and cultural values, customs and language of the Gwich’in in a changing society;
  • develop and promote economic, social, educational and cultural programs that will enable the Gwich’in to become self-sufficient and full participating members in a global society;
  • uphold the rights, interest and benefits of the Gwich’in in reference to the Constitution Act, Treaty 11 and the Gwich’in Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement; and
  • receive, preserve and enhance the capital and the lands and other benefits transferred to the Gwich’in pursuant to the Gwich’in Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement signed on April 22, 1992.

Click here for more information about current negotiations regarding the Gwich'in Self-Government Agreement.
 

Communities

 

Languages

Gwich'in, English, Inuvialuktun.
 

Leadership

President Andrew Charlie

Ehdiitat Gwich’in Council

PO Box 58
Aklavik, NT X0E 0B0
Phone: 
867-953-3011
Fax: 
867-953-3018

President Grace Blake

Gwichya Gwich'in Council,

PO Box 58
Tsiigehtchic, NT X0E 0B0
Phone: 
(867) 953-3011
Fax: 
(867) 953-3018

President Jozef Carnogursky

Nihtat Gwich’in Council

PO Box 2570
Inuvik, NT X0E 0T0
Phone: 
(867) 777-6650
Fax: 
(867) 777-6651

President Wilbert Firth

Tetlit Gwich’in Council

PO Box 30
Fort McPherson, NT X0E 0J0
Phone: 
(867) 952-2330
Fax: 
(867)952-2212

Contact Information

President Bobbie Jo Greenland Morgan
1-3 Council Crescent
PO Box 1509
Inuvik, NT X0E 0T0
Phone: 
(867) 777-7900
Fax: 
(867) 777-7919