News Category: Governing Council

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!


Membership Update:


If you are unable to make it to your status card appointment, please inform the Membership Clerk as soon as possible. If you do not show up to your appointment, you will be moved to the bottom of the list for a new card.


Click here for information about an upcoming Berry Basket Making Workshop hosted by the Metlakatla Culture, Language and Heritage Department. 

The Metlakatla Governing Council, Stewardship Society and Development Corporation are looking for individuals for their summer student program. Click here for more details.

Click here to read a press release from the Coast Tsimshian (Metlakatla and Lax Kw'alaams) opposing a commercial herring fishery for 2021. 

Please see the attached poster for informaiton about an upcoming moccasin workshop for Metlakatla members only. 

Due to a positive COVID-19 test result in the community, the Executive Committee has initiated a semi-lockdown of Metlakatla. At this time there will be no ferry service between Metlakatla and Prince Rupert until further notice, while the ban on non-residents to the community continues and will be strictly monitored and enforced.

A reminder to members that the deadline to submit your application for the second COVID-19 Distribution cheque of $500 per member is March 31, 2021. 

Click here to download the application. Completed forms or questions can be emailed to

Click here to see an important notice regarding new travel restrictions for the community of Metlakatla related to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.