Our Commitment

The Regional District of Kitimat-Stikine is situated within the traditional territories of the Nisga’a, Gitxsan, Wet’suwet’en, Haisla, Ts’msyen, Heiltsuk and Tahltan Nations. Our staff and Board of Directors respectfully acknowledge the privileges of living in our region, and collaborating and working with First Nations.

One area of the RDKS Strategic Plan is Governance and Partnerships with First Nations, with the directives to advance First Nations governance and participation opportunities with RDKS, and to understand and fulfill local government responsibilities and opportunities to advance reconciliation with First Nations.

While those who implemented colonial institutions are long gone, we all still live with the impact of those decisions. The RDKS is committed to listening, learning, and taking steps towards better relationships and partnerships with the First Nations on whose traditional territories we live and work. 


Please see below for more resources on both the National Day for Truth & Reconciliation and Orange Shirt Day. Also included is a list of upcoming events related to these observances happening in our region. If you have an event you'd like shared, please contact our office at the email above.

Events Around our Region

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More Resources


The National Centre for Truth & Reconciliation has a wide array of educational resources, including a daily lunch & learn during Truth and  Reconciliation Week.

Learn about the origins of Orange Shirt Day


Former Residential School students can call the Residential School Crisis Line at 1-866-925-4419 for emotional crisis referral support and information on other health supports available.

Indigenous peoples across Canada can access to the Hope for Wellness Help Line 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, for counselling and crisis intervention. Call the toll-free Help Line at 1-855-242-3310 or access the online chat at hopeforwellness.ca.