To ensure the separation between commercial interests and government programs and services, the Nisga’a Nation created Nisga’a corporations to fulfill specific needs. These businesses are managed through the Nisga’a Pacific Ventures LP (NPVLP), with a mission to improve and sustain the economic wealth and well-being of the Nisga’a Nation and its citizens by being well managed, profitable, and having a reputation for excellence. NPVLP is wholly owned by the Nisga’a Nation, but professionally managed by an independent Board of Directors.
Nisga'a Pacific Ventures LP includes: Nisga’a Fisheries Ltd., Lisims Forest Resources, Nass Area Properties, K'alii Aks Construction, Nisga'a Tourism, Lisims Communications, and Nisga'a Guide Outfitting.
The Nass River produces some of the highest quality wild salmon in the world. Nisga’a Fisheries LP provides the purchase and sales of salmon in accordance with the Nisga’a Annual Fishing Plan. Additional services include the marketing of Nisga’a Wild Salmon and value added production for sale to domestic and international markets. Non-salmon species available for market and value added production are under consideration. Nisga'a Fisheries Ltd. is actively seeking partners to expand its market for fresh and frozen salmon.
Managing the harvesting, marketing, and sale of Nisga'a forest resources is the responsibility of Lisims Forest Resources LP. Hemlock, balsam, fir, cedar, spruce, and several deciduous species are harvested from Nisga'a Lands. LFR sells Nisga'a wood to purchasers in Canada, China, Japan, and Korea, and is seeking partners to help expand its market and develop a value-added wood products industry. In addition, Lisims Forest Resources conducts contract work for environmental, wildlife monitoring, and silviculture programs.
The business plan for Nisga'a Tourism is in progress.
Lisims Communications LP Early on, Nisga'a Lisims Government identified the need to bring high-speed Internet access to the Nass Valley to support both economic and social development of the Nisga'a Nation. to meet this challenge, NLG created Lisims Communications LP, which brings broadband Internet access to the Nass Valley and beyond.