Metlakatla Indian Community Federal judge dismisses Metlakatla suit arguing Tribal members shouldn’t need state fishing permits By Eric Stone (KRBD-Ketchikan) • Feb 22, 2021 A federal lawsuit arguing that Tribal members of the state’s sole Native reservation shouldn’t need state permits to fish outside the reserve’s marine boundaries was dismissed Wednesday. State asks federal court to dismiss suit over Metlakatla tribal members’ fishing rights By Eric Stone (KRBD-Ketchikan) • Oct 28, 2020 State attorneys are asking a federal court judge to dismiss a fishing rights case brought by Metlakatla Indian Community at the southeastern tip of the state. Lawsuit claims Tribal members shouldn’t need state permits to fish in Metlakatla’s traditional water By Eric Stone (KRBD-Ketchikan) • Aug 24, 2020 Metlakatla Indian Community is suing Gov. Mike Dunleavy and senior state officials over fishing rights. The state’s sole Native reservation says the commercial fishing permit system unfairly prevents local fishermen from harvesting on their traditional fishing grounds — a right that Metlakatla says is guaranteed to the Tribe by Congress.