- 1984 - 1997
At trial, the Wet’suwet’en people were represented by the 13 Wet’suwet’en Hereditary Chiefs, whose territories during that time lay mainly in the watersheds of the Bulkley and parts of the Fraser-Nechako River systems and their tributaries. The original claims were altered and replaced with claims for aboriginal title and self-government, and eventually the individual claims by each House were amalgamated into two collective claims, one on behalf of the Wet’suwet’en Nation and the other for the Gitksan Nation. The Wet’suwet’en Exhibits consists primarily of records relating to Wet'suwet'en history, territory, and traditions. Series also includes Plaintiffs’ expert witness evidence, Wet’suwet’en genealogy information, photographs, oral histories, maps, letters, interviews and commission evidence.