Social Enterprises

Metlakatla Stewardship Office currently administers two social enterprise businesses on behalf of the Metlakatla First Nation. A social enterprise is a business that engages in sustainable practices and improves human well-being - this may include maximizing social impact rather than profits for external shareholders, ensuring the sustainable use of resources, or providing meaningful employment.


For more information on these endeavors, please see their pages below.


  • Essential Oils

    Metlakatla is the lead community involved in the Great Bear Initiative (GBI) Regional NTFP Conifer Oil Pilot Project. The initiative is a regional essential oils partnership created through the Coastal First Nations. The purpose of Metlakatla’s participation is to access forestry byproducts from harvested sites to produce the essential oils.