Healthy Minds, Healthy Bodies, Healthy Spirits
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.
NVHA is comprised of four (4) health centres located in each of the Nisga’a communities in the very beautiful and picturesque Nass Valley. The main centre, the James Samuel Gosnell Memorial Health Centre (named in honour of the late James Gosnell) is located in New Aiyansh, BC. The remaining centres are located in Gitwinksihlkw, Laxgalts’ap, and Gingolx.
NVHA is built on Nisga’a culture, and traditional healing practices teaching that listening, learning, and choosing healthy lifestyles result in 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.
Our ultimate goal is to work in a health 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.