Preferred Name:
Alternative Name:
Tsimpsean; Meaning "A Passage Connecting Two Bodies Of Salt Water"
BC Regional Office:
Skeena (Smithers)
North Coast
Reserve Land Area:7,740.70 ha
Chief Harold Leighton
Councillor Alrita J Leask,
Councillor Alvin Jr. Leask,
Councillor Cynthia Smith,
Councillor Karen Jeffrey,
Councillor Robert Sr. Nelson,
Councillor Sharon Morven
Governance Structure:
Custom Electoral System
Address: P.O. Box 459
Prince Rupert
V8J 3R2
Community Description
Metlakatla village is a progressive community, located 5km north of Prince Rupert, on an ancient site - occupied for thousands of years by the Metlakatla people. It is a member of the greater Tsimshian people, and has relied on the ocean as well as the temperate rainforests as its primary economic resource, sustainably, since time immemorial.
Treaty or Tribal Association
Independent &Tsimshian First Nations Treaty Society
Summary of Economic Development Agreements, Community Businesses and Joint Ventures
The Metlakatla Development Corporation currently oversees the operations of the following businesses: MDC Businesses:
-Metlakatla Ferry Service
-North Co Corp
-Grassy Bay PetroCanada
-Coastal Shellfish Corporation
-Gat Leedm Logistics
-Coast Tsimshian Resources
Metlakatla has also engaged in numerous agreements with the LNG industry and with the Provincial government in relation to LNG developments in the region.