Lax̱g̱altsʼap/Greenville, BC. Entrance sign carved by Merlin Robinson
|• Governing body||Nisg̱a’a Lisims Government|
|Time zone||UTC−8 (PST)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−7 (PDT)|
Lax̱g̱altsʼap // (also Laxqaltsʼap, and formerly Lachkaltsap or Greenville) is a Nisg̱a’a village of approximately 474, in the Nass River valley of British Columbia, Canada. It is one of the four main villages in the Nisg̱a’a Lisims, the formal name for their territory, and is situated on the north side of the Nass River between Gitwinksihlkw to the east and Ging̱olx to the west. It is approximately 24 km from where the Nass empties into the Pacific Ocean at Nass Bay. Road access is via the Nisga'a Highway.
In the Nisg̱a’a language, Lax̱g̱altsʼap translates to "village on village"—the current village was built on the site of a much older one.
The older village at this site, known as Gitxatʼin, was destroyed by fire.
The Nisg̱a’a Museum is the Nisg̱a’a people's primary place for display of Nisg̱a’a artifacts, sharing traditions and ideas, and a centre for research and learning. It was established in Lax̱g̱altsʼap and opened in the spring of 2011.
- BCGNIS entry "Lachkaltsap (settlement") Archived 2011-07-16 at the Wayback Machine
- Laxgaltsʼap Village Homepage (My World of the Nisgaʼa Nation)
- BCGNIS entry "Laxgaltsʼap (Community)" Archived 2011-07-16 at the Wayback Machine
- BCGNIS entry "Greenville (Community) - Rescinded" Archived 2011-07-16 at the Wayback Machine
- "Greenville". Encyclopedia of British Columbia. (2000). Harbour Publishing
- BCGNIS entry "Lachkaltsap Indian Reserve 9"[permanent dead link]
- Nisgaʼa Museum Archived 2011-04-24 at the Wayback Machine