For Immediate Release - September 21, 2023

Metlakatla/Prince Rupert – The Metlakatla First Nation submitted a claim with the Specific Claims Process and filed a Declaration with Specific Claims Tribunal asserting that Canada breached its fiduciary obligations to the Metlakatla Indian Band in relation to the 1906 surrender of land comprising parts of the south half of Tsimpsean Indian Reserve No. 2 on Kaien Island, Digby Island, and the Tsimpsean Peninsula. 

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