Membership

Since 1850, the federal government has enacted legislation to define Indian status and band membership. Over the years, amendments to this legislation, which is commonly known as the Indian Act, have significantly changed the ways in which Indian status and band membership are determined. The Indian Registry Program is a program that is regulated and must follow policy guidelines of the Department of Indian Affairs. If you are a registered Metlakatla Band member, please contact the Indian Registry Administrator to report any of the following:

  • Birth/adoption of a child
  • Marriage/Divorce
  • Widow/widower
  • Deaths
  • Transferring of bands
  • Status cards

 

This Program provides statistical information of the Metlakatla members to and is under the direct supervision of the Department of Indian Affairs. The Department of Indian Affairs can also assist any Metlakatla member with any of the above events.

The position of Indian Registry Administrator is currently filled by Cheryl Smith. For more information, you can contact their office at (250) 624 2154, or email cjsmith@metlakatla.ca. The membership clerk is located at 100 McBride Street, Prince Rupert, BC, V8J 3E8. The office is open from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday - Thursdays. Status and membership inquiries are dealt with on Mondays.