News Category: Governing Council

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. 

The Metlakatla First Nation finalized list of candidates is now availalble, Please click this link to see the list. 

For information on voting and polling stations, Please click this link to see the notice of election. 


The Metlakatla First Nation Nomination Meeting was held today, click this link to see the preliminary list of candidates. The final list will be released next week. A reminder that general voting day is September 29, 2023.

Please note that the nomination meeting for the 2023 Metlakatla General Election will be held on July 12, 2023 at the Administration Building in Metlakatla BC from 1-4 p.m. The 2023 Metlakatla General Election will be held on September 29, 2023. Click here for the full notice. 

For more information and to download additional forms, visit

The Metlakatla Wilderness Trail was officially re-opened on May 25 with a ceremony in Metlakatla. Click here to see the full press release.

Metlakatla members: Please join us in celebrating the re-opening of the Metlakatla Wilderness Trail on Thursday, March 25. For members, there will be a charter leaving the Prince Rupert dock at 10:30 a.m. for a community event starting at 11:30 a.m. A charter will be returning at 2:15 p.m. in addition to the regular return trips to Prince Rupert at 3:45 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. The charter will be on a first-come, first-served basis.

Look for more information on the Wilderness Trail in the coming weeks. 

Summer Student Program 2023- It's that time again- time to get some work experience and make some money!!

The Summer Student Program will now be accepting names for students wanting to work this summer. Students must be on the band list, in grades 9-12 and attending school on a regular full-time basis.

Please note that due to unforeseen circumstances, the Sm'algyax class scheduled for the evening of March 2, 2023 has been cancelled. Thank you for your understanding. 

All Metlakatla Members are invited to join the Metlakatla Governing Council on the afternoon of Monday, February 27 to receive information on a Specific Claims Settlement related to past misappropriation of lands. The meeting will be held virtually using the Zoom platform.

Please note that the Metlakatla Band Office and Departments will closed on Friday November 11th, 2022.