February 25, 2016
For immediate release
METLAKATLA BC - The Metlakatla First Nation is offering a $1,000 reward for information that leads to the arrest of the person(s) responsible for a fire in the Metlakatla Ferry Dock parking lot in the early morning hours of February 25.
The Metlakatla FIsheries Department would like to kindly remind members that as food fish season is nearing, members should contact the Communications Department to update household information and to register any children who haven't been registered yet in order to receive food fish.
To register your child you can contact Cheryl Smith by calling: (250) 624-2154 or email her at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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* .
Here is a look back at some of the accomplishments of 2015, published in Wednesday's issue of the Northern View. Look for more regular updates in the coming weeks!
Just a friendly reminder to all Metlakatla band members:
The Metlakatla Fisheries Program would like to remind all band members, in order to recieve any food fish this year from the Food Fish Program, you should be registered under The Deparment of Indian Affairs.
The Northern View and Northern Connector are now available in Metlakatla. Pick up your free copy of the newspaper, including all of the flyers, at the Metlakatla Band Office every Wednesday and Friday morning.
The management of the Metlakatla Development Corporation would like to remind everyone that, as per Section 2.4 of the contract with the Prince Rupert School District, the 7:50 a.m. ferry departing from Metlakatla and the 3:30 p.m. ferry departing from Prince Rupert are open only to “School District pupils, trustees and other individuals or groups on school-related business as authorized by the Secretary-Treasurer of the board, or designate”.