BC Geographical Names

Name Details:

Name: Gitanyow
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Feature Types.
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Locality - A named place or area, with or without a scattered population
StatusClick here for an explanation of Status.: Official
Relative Location: On Kitwanga River, S of Kitwancool Lake, Cassiar Land District
Latitude-LongitudeClick here for an explanation of Position Type.: 55°16'00''N, 128°04'00''W at the approximate population centre of this feature.
DatumClick here for an explanation of Datum.: NAD27
NTS MapClick here for an explanation of NTS Map.: 103P/8
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Origin Notes and History:

Kitwancool (locality) adopted by BC 8 November 1991 on 103P/8, and submitted to DINA for dual approval. Name changed to Gitanyow (locality) 24 May 1994 on 103 P/8, and submitted to DINA for dual approval.
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office
By public ceremony in 1991, the Kitwancool Band changed their name to Gitanyow Band; at the time band administration advised that although the Indian reserve name would change, the locality would likely remain known as "Kitwancool". However by special resolution in 1994, the Gitanyow Hereditary Chiefs renamed their organization, to be known henceforth as Sim-Gi-Get'm Gitanyow, and requested that maps and toponymic records now identify the locality on Kitwancool IR 1 as "Gitanyow" (2 May 1994 letter, file N.1.53).
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office