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Saksum Gandidils

Healthy Minds, Healthy Bodies, Healthy Spirits

NVHA is comprised of four (4) health centres located in each of the Nisga’a communities in the very beautiful and picturesque Nass Valley, BC. The main centre, the James Samuel Gosnell Memorial Health Centre (named in honour of the late James Gosnell) is located in New Aiyansh.

New Aiyansh




Who we are?

Nisga’a Valley Health Authority (NVHA) was formed on April 25, 1984 at a Nisga’a Tribal Council (now Nisga’a Lisims Government) convention in Gingolx, BC.

Our ultimate goal is to work in a healthy environment in partnership with each Nisga’a citizen and each person living on Nisga’a land supporting, and being supported by, healthy families and communities.


NVHA is built on Nisga’a culture, and traditional healing practices teaching that listening, learning, and choosing healthy lifestyles result in the health of mind, body, and spirit. We are committed to collecting and sharing the traditional wisdom of Nisga’a Elders pertaining to overall health and vitality. We strive to integrate these traditional ways with present-day practices.


Genxhl Dim Luu-Yoxgwihl NVHA, Dim Gan Hugaxam Diyeetkwshl Hahlaĺs

The path to be followed by the NVHA, so that work is properly carried out.


Saksgum Gandidils

Healthy Minds, Healthy Bodies, Healthy Spirits

Our Services

Nisga’a Valley Health Authority (NVHA) is committed to improving the health of our people, our communities, and our Nation. Effective health service delivery is key to improving Nisga’a health. The NVHA prides itself on the highest level of physicians and nurses it recruits to deliver health care services to all peoples resident in the Nass Valley. NVHA medical staff are experts in their respective fields, and they are dedicated to strengthening the health of people within Nisga’a communities.


Responsible for providing quality, essential healthcare services to the 4 communities of Gitlaaxt’aamiks, Gitwinksihlkw, Laxgalts’ap, and Gingolx.

Psychology Services

Find help from our Community wellness team.

Suicide Prevention

The Community Wellness Team is available to help.


Available to Nisga’a Citizens 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.