Metlakatla Nation

Prince Rupert

Metlakatla. Photo by Metlakatla Nation
Metlakatla. Photo courtesy of Metlakatla Nation
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The Metlakatla Nation’s main community is located in Prince Rupert on BC’s North Coast

Metlakatla Nation

The Metlakatla Nation are part of the wider Tsimshian group that speak the Sm’algyax language. Metlakatla means “saltwater pass” in Sm’algyax.

The main Metlakatla community is located on the Tsimshian Penninsula, close to Prince Rupert.

Metlakatla Community. Photo by Katherine Gordon
Metlakatla Community. Photo by Katherine Gordon

The health, culture and welfare of the Metlakatla Nation are inextricably linked to the well-being of their lands and waters. The Metlakatla people are committed, as owners and stewards, to ensuring their territory and its resources are responsibly managed, allowing them to sustain future generations.

Metlakatla Canoe Launch. Photo courtesy of Metlakatla Nation
Metlakatla Canoe Launch. Photo courtesy of Metlakatla Nation

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