*Total cost does not include transportation costs to and from this location
Metlakatla is a village on Annette Island, which is a Southeast Alaskan Island. With a population of about 1,500 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 70 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. 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.
If you should happen to be a “directionally challenged” person, I have some good news for you about Moloka’i. It’s nearly impossible to get lost. The island in only 260 square miles and is known as, “the friendly island”. There are only 8,000 people who live there, so if you get separated from the team, there will bound to be someone who knows somebody who has some idea of where everybody went…and how to get there. The average high temperature in February is 77 and the average low is 63. However, be sure to bring an umbrella because it rains a lot. The average rainfall for February comes to about three inches. But the people have a great sense of humor and the scenery is beautiful. You will find yourself wanting to take many pictures.