My name is Christy Pahl, daughter of Bill and Wendy Pahl. I have had the opportunity to sit on the Lands Committee since 2016, and so far I have learned a lot of important issues regarding our lands within Metlakatla. The Land Code being passed was a huge step in the right direction. We as a community need to continue to protect and manage our lands by using our own laws.
I started my world wanderings in Europe at age two with my parents Des and Patricia Cook. I have seen and worked in many countries and have held many positions including finance, forestry, foreign affairs, and real estate. Sharing this knowledge with my recently discovered Tsimshian family to enable us to smoothly paddle into the future by enhancing, utilizing and protecting the treasures provided to us by the Creator will make me happy.