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Please note the Metlakatla Band Office and Departments will be closed on Monday, May 23 for the Victoria Day Long Weekend.
Have a safe and happy weekend everyone.

Metlakatla has received two (2) International Longshore and Warehouse Union, Local 505 Applications (Port Numbers).  Due to the limited time frame, this round will be chosen through a lottery system. Applicants must be listed on the Metlakatla Band list, and must reside in Prince Rupert, Metlakatla, or Port Edward.  Also, members who are attending Charles Hays Secondary School or Pacific Coast School (current high school aged members) are not eligible.

The Coast Tsimshian Enterprises (CTE) Bursary Program is administered through the Lax Kw’alaams Business Development and Metlakatla Development Corporation, which provides money for Lax Kw’alaams and Metlakatla members to continue their post-secondary studies.

Eight CTE Bursaries of $500.00 each are available to Lax Kw’alaams and Metlakatla members pursuing post secondary education. The following conditions must be met before this bursary may be granted:

1) The candidate must be a Lax Kw’alaams or Metlakatla Band member.

Please note that the deadline to submit applications for the $1,000 Metlakatla Development Corporation member contribution announced at the Annual General Meeting in November is Friday, March 11, 2022.
 
Thank you to all who have applied. Should you have any questions, please email communications@metlakatla.ca.
Please see the below notice for Metlakatla members to witness the Council discussion and potential decision around the loan through the First Nations Finance Authority for the development of South Kaien Import Logistics Park. Please see the attached poster for more information.
 
To register, click the link below:

Metlakatla Members, Metlakatla Aquatic Resources (MAR) has the following communal commercial fishing licences available. We are requesting applications on these 2022 Communal ATP Licenses:

1. FR 15 North Coast Crab area “B”, maximum length 12.19 meters (39.9 feet), Trap limit TBD.
-Application due: March 31st, 2022

2. FW8 Prawn, maximum vessel length 12.45 meters (40.85 feet), 300 traps, Coastwide
-Application due: March 31st, 2022

Please note there will be a membership meetingat 10 a.m. on February 11 to discuss a loan through the First Nations Finance Authority for the purpose of developing flat, serviced lands on the South Kaien lands through the Metlakatla Development Corporation. Click here for more information.

 

To register for the meeting, click here.

UPDATE X2 - February 7, 2022: Through testing that took place in the community today, the Metlakatla Health Department has identified an additional seven positive cases of COVID-19 in Metlakatla, bringing the total number of active cases to 10. Based on the population of the community, this is a COVID-19 OUTBREAK under the guidelines of the Centre for Disease Control.

Due to increasing cases of COVID-19 in the region and the Province, the community of Metlakatla is now closed to all non-residents, with the exception of essential service staff. Any non-residents in the community will be asked to leave and the docks will be monitored to ensure only residents are accessing Metlakatla. This step is being taken in order to protect our elders and those who live in the community.
 

New Metlakatla Civic Address Map – Click Here!

 

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