The Gitxsan Development Corporation is the economic vehicle through which the Gitxsan people will exercise their rights affirmed in the landmark Delgamuukw Supreme Court Judgment (1997) on their 33,000sq km traditional territory.
It is the holding company for Gitxsan enterprise and is governed by a board of directors appointed by the Trustees of the Gitxsan Lipgyet Trust. The Directors manage GDC and oversee each of its operating subsidiaries.
GDC belongs to the Gitxsan people. Its structure is unique to the business world, melding the traditional governance of the Gitxsan to the contemporary needs of global businesses.