People of the Skeena

Immerse yourself in the rich and amazing Gitxsan culture and history, while learning about the traditional usages of plants, including the tree of life, cedar weaving, and other traditional activities, such as the preparation of smoked salmon.

The People of the Skeena Field School will take place in the Terrace area where you will visit the Gitxsan Eagle Clan’s fishing site of Guxts’eliksit. At this Language Preservation and Culture Camp, students will be hosted by Skaỳan (Anita Davis), Hereditary Chief/Matriarch, and other Eagle Chiefs/Elders.

Course | 3 credits

  • ANTH 203 - Northern Nations of the Northwest Coast

Note: Course selection varies for the People of the Skeena Field School, depending on year.  The current course is ANTH 203 - Northern Nations of the Northwest Coast. In previous years, this Field School ran FNST 110 - Ethnobotany: Plants & First People and ANTH 270 - Traditional Knowledge in Practice.


Admission requirements

Dates and locations

  • Gitxsan Territory along the Ksyen (Skeena) River
  • Guxts’eliksit Language & Culture Camp
  • Terrace campus

Program fees

Domestic   International   
 Field trip fee  $395.00  Field trip fee  $395.00
 Student Union fees  $47.05  Student Union fees  $47.05


**Fees are Subject to Change

Non-refundable deposit due at registration: $179.00

Full tuition due 10 business days before start

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