Four Metlakatla Clans
Our ancestors (the People of Metlakatla) showed a deep respect for their fellow creatures. They used thr creatures' images to represent the families.
Follow their footsteps by taking pride in our lands, thus protecting our lives and the animals'.
Don't spoil our sea.
The Killer Whale
shares the beautiful sea with us.
Don't foul our sky.
The Raven put the
moon and stars and sun in the sky.
Don't poison our food.
The Eagle is our
benefactor and a fellow fisherman.
Don't trash our forest.
The Wolf is our
guardian, living deep in our woods.
Reduce - Reuse - Recycle
The real "Three r's"