Metlakatla Stewardship Society will be having a meeting with an update on the Aurora LNG Environmental Assessment on Digby Island. There will also be a meal, presentation, and a question and answer period for either the Aurora or Metlakatla Stewardship Staff. 

The meeting is on Thursday, November 24, 2016.

In the Community Hall at 11:30 a.m - 1:30 p.m 

Prince Rupert
In the North Coast Convention Centre (bottom of Chances) at 6:00 p.m - 8:30 p.m

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

Notice is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting of the Metlakatla Development Corporation ill be held at the Metlakatla Community Hall in Metlakatla, B.C. at 9:30 a.m. on November 16, 2016.

All Metlakatla Band members over the age of nineteen are invited to attend. Metlakatla Development Corporation directors and all subsidiary company employees are also invited to attend.

Items of Business:

1. To report on the business activities of the last year.

2. To receive and consider the Annual Financial Statements for the year ending March 31, 2016.

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.

Under agreement with the Metlakatla Band Council, Fisheries and Oceans Canada is opening portions of Area 4 for food, social and ceremonial harvesting of cockles (Clinocardium nuttallii) and Butter Clams (Saxidomus igantea) for the Metlakatla First Nation only. Recent acceptable biotoxin monitoring results permit this opening.

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.

The Metlakatla Ferry Service is preparing for back-to-school and has confirmed a schedule for the first day of classes.

There will be two ferry runs on Tuesday, September 6. In the morning the ferry will leave Metlakatla at 9:15 and return from Prince Rupert at 12:15 p.m. It will then leave Metlakatla at 12:30 p.m. and return from Prince Rupert at 3:20 p.m.

Regularly scheduled school runs, which will leave Metlakatla at 7:50 a.m. and will return from Prince Rupert at 3:30 p....m.

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

Metlakatla Fisheries would like to designate one or two fisherman to participate in a potential economic demonstration fishery on Sunday, August 21.

Candidates must have their Fisher's Registration Card (FRC) in order to participate, the vessel can be a commercial or non-commercial FV. The vessel must be equipped with a revival box for non-allocated species.