Originally named ‘Kyah Wiget ('Old Village'), Witset is a Witsuwit’en village in the heart of northwest British Columbia, located on the side of the Wetzin Kwah (also known as the Bulkley River). The current village was built during the early 1900s but served as the Witsuwit’en fishing grounds for thousands of years.
Witset (previously known as Moricetown) is home to approximately 661 on-reserve members, 1129 off-reserve members with a total population of 1790 people and is located 30 km west of Smithers and 32 km east of Hazelton, BC. As a federally recognized Indian band, we offer programs and services to meet the specific needs of each community member. The programs that are currently in place accommodate our mandate and mission, "Serving our community with pride, providing services and programs to enhance the development of our nation."