Our First Metlakatla CEM Gathering

By Jean Nelson, CEM Program Manager

The first ever Metlakatla CEM Gathering will take place on June 24-25, 2024 in Prince Rupert!

  • Day 1 (June 24) will be at the Highliner Hotel and Conference Centre – Starts at 8:30AM
  • Day 2 (June 25) will be a territory tour to the Khutzeymateen Grizzly Bear Sanctuary – Members must attend Day 1 to attend

Metlakatla Members, don’t miss out—RSVP now: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/7MJQWBX

The purpose of the CEM Gathering is to bring together members, leaders and staff to engage in meaningful conversations about Metlakatla’s values and priorities. This Gathering will be held in Prince Rupert and all Metlakatla members are welcome and encouraged to attend. At the event, we will talk about the Metlakatla CEM Program’s work over the years, share success stories and our plan for future initiatives. We will also work together to identify which values and priorities the CEM Program should focus on for the next few years.

Food will be served and lots of door prizes (including $500 cash door prize)!

A preview of what will take place at the CEM Gathering:

  • Overview of the Metlakatla CEM Program
  • Presentation of CEM Program’s 5-Year strategic plan
  • Workshop to identify priority Metlakatla values
  • Updates from Metlakatla departments including Language, Culture & Heritage, Regional Cumulative Effects and Marine Planning Initiatives, Ecotrust Canada (Kelp Farming Project), Firelight Group (Marine Shipping Tool)

Please reach out to Tia Robinson (tia@metlakatla.ca) if you have any questions.

In order to secure and enhance the well-being of future generations in Metlakatla, it is imperative that we handle past, present, and potential future activities with efficiency, effectiveness, and consistency. Chief Robert Nelson, 2024, Metlakatla First Nation