Date- July 29th- August 5th, 2017
Total Cost: $425*
*Total cost does not include transportation costs to and from this location
Metlakatla is a village on Annette Island, which is an south east Alaskan Island. With a population of about 1,400 people, this island of about 130 square miles was founded by a tribe of Tsimshian Indians from the Canadian province of British Columbia in 1887. Though technically a US territory, the Tsimshian’s on Metlakatla have their own government, which is a unique blend of their old tribal ways and American democracy.
Metlakatla is the only Indian reservation in Alaska, and their community controls the commercial fishing industry off of their coast, which is the backbone of their economy. Though most residents of the island are Tsimshian, there are some Alaskan Natives who are a part of their community.
Cool weather enthusiasts will enjoy Metlakatla summers, which stretch between 36 and 52 degrees. This small town culture enjoys hiking, fishing, relaxing on the beach, picnics, the arts, native dancing and friendly faces who like to share new stories to pass the time away while it rains.
You can also check out videos on our YouTube account!
Average annual combined rainfall and snowfall is about 115 inches, so an umbrella, a pair of mud shoes (or boots) and mosquito repellent will definitely come in handy.
This opportunity to bring God’s message of hope and love to Metlakatla includes partnering with Pastor Mike Lake and several other local pastors in a variety of outreach activities.
1. Cost is $425 per person for team expenses, not including airfare, ferry fares, and souvenir money.
2. The Isaiah Connection uses a travel agent who’s wonderfully talented- Butterfly Travel- Mary Krueger (763) 795-8800
*Just mention Joe Burton sent you.*
3. Stuff to do on the plane- it's a very long flight.
4. Be sure to bring a driver’s license or some for of identification.
5. Umbrella, mud shoes (or boots), suntan lotion and mosquito repellent.
6. Basketball experience is helpful, but not required.
Donations for this site:These things can be donated by anyone in the body who feels led to do so – whether going or not going. And those receiving them in Metlakatla will be very appreciative:
Any donations of outreach supplies, materials, etc. can be given as a tax deductible donation through The Isaiah Connection.