News Category: Governing Council

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All Metlakatla members welcome! Join us to celebrate the grand opening and blessing of our new sports field and skate park! Come out and watch the skate park demonstration, play bubble soccer, and eat some yummy lunch!

For this special grand opening, there will be a ferry leaving Prince Rupert at 11:15 a.m. and returning from Metlakatla at 3:30 p.m. Space is limited and passengers will be accommodated on a first-come, first serve basis.

To All Member Boat Owners,

The annual food fish program is now taking place and members are excited about receiving food fish this year.

Please be advised Metlakatla Governing Council does not want vessels of any size tying up at the Prince Rupert dock any longer than a day and no overnighting on the outside of the dock during the food fish program. This space is required for vessels off-loading food fish in Prince Rupert.

Signs are posted in clear view stating long term moorage is not permitted due to limited space for moorage.

The Metlakatla Governing Council is aware of the decision of the Prince Rupert School District to no longer fund ferry service to transport Metlakatla students to Prince Rupert for school.

While we understand the budget pressures facing the district, Chief and Council will be working with other levels of government and discussing the situation internally to find a resolution ahead of the start of the 2016/2017 school year.

Metlakatla is in the process of ratifying a Land Code and, if passed, Metlakatla will join dozens of other First Nations from across the country in taking back control of our reserve lands.

But what about the other First Nations who have passed Land Codes? Has it made a difference? Is it better than the current system under the antiquated Indian Act? The answer is a resounding yes, according to a 2014 study by world-renowned audit firm KPMG* .

PRINCE RUPERT, BC  (Marketwired - September 18, 2015) - The Metlakatla First Nation has a strong interest in any title actions concerning Lelu Island and the Skeena River estuary, and we will continue our work to address environmental concerns regarding the Pacific Northwest LNG project (PNWLNG).