News Category: Governing Council

Land Code Ratification Vote:
"Do you approve the Metlakatla First Nation Land Code dated for reference June 28, 2016; and the Individual Agreement between Metlakatla First Nation and Her Majesty the Queen in Right of Canada?"
Yes: 248
No: 70
Spoiled ballots: 0
Rejected ballots: 2
Ballots received: 320

For the first time, and based on feedback from previous community meetings, the Metlakatla Land Management Advisory Committee will be live broadcasting its next membership meeting, scheduled for Tuesday October 4 in the Metlakatla Room at the Highliner Plaza Hotel in Prince Rupert, online.

Metlakatla First Nation is one of 21 randomly selected communities in northern BC invited to participate in the First Nations Regional Health Survey (RHS), which is being conducted by the First Nations Health Authority (FNHA). The RHS addresses a comprehensive range of health status, wellness and health determinant measures for First Nation communities, and provides comparability to other Canadian surveys while addressing First Nations priorities within a cultural and holistic framework.

Our final set of Land Code Membership Meetings will be on:

Wednesday, September 14, 2016
Prince George - The Coast Inn of the North, 770 Brunswick St. at 6pm - 9pm.

Thursday, September 15, 2016
Vancouver - Vancouver Aboriginal Friendship Centre, 1607 E Hastings St. at 6pm - 9pm.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016
Prince Rupert - The Nisga Hall, 860 3 Ave West. at 6pm - 9pm.

Full Metlakatla Chief and Council election results:

Official election results for Chief:

Randall Cobb: 75
Harold Leighton: 158 (elected)
Clifford Ryan: 57

Total ballots cast: 292
Spoiled/rejected ballots: 2

Official results for on-reserve councillors:

Alvin Leask Jr. - 121 (elected)
Sharon Morven - 113 (elected)
David Nelson - 87
Fanny Nelson - 106
James Nelson Sr. - 99
Robert Nelson - 132 (elected)

Total ballots: 260
Spoiled Ballots: 3

The Metlakatla First Nation Land Code outlines how Metlakatla will exercise its authority to govern, manage, and administer those reserve lands and resources. This document provides a “plain English” version of the Metlakatla Land Code. The left column has the proposed text of the Land Code and the right column has what the text means in simplified terms. If the Land Code text is self-explanatory, the right hand column was left intentionally blank.

The Metlakatla Lands Department is having a Video Contest. We are asking Metlakatla Members to record yourselves, telling us what you feel are the benefits of having a Land Code, or if you are supporting the Metlakatla Land Code. These are just a couple of examples, we want to see your creativity and positivity! Winners will be chosen at random and announced on Monday, October 3, 2016. 

Metlakatla residents are invited to a free lunch on July 25 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. for a community business forum presented by ThriveNorth in partnership with Futurpreneur Canada and Prince Rupert LNG.

Please note that, as per the most recent Notice of Election and the Metlakatla Election Code, electronic voting will not be included in the August 19 Chief and Council election.

If you are not able to attend a polling station, please ensure you complete and mail your ballot to Electoral Officer Lawrence Lewis. Mail-in ballots not received by the Electoral Officer before the end of voting hours (8 p.m. on August 19), 2016, will not be opened, recorded or counted.

Click here to view the final list of candidates in the Metlakatla Election, scheduled for August 19, 2016.