News Category: Governing Council

Dates for the cheque pick-up have been confirmed for the 1906 Settlement distribution.

The dates for surname pickups are as follows:

Prince Rupert: Highliner Inn
April 29, 2024
Noon – 2 p.m.: A-B
2 p.m. – 3 p.m.: C
3 p.m. – 4 p.m.: D, E, F,G
5 p.m. – 7 p.m.: H, I, J
7 p.m. – 8 p.m.: K

April 30, 2024
Noon – 3 p.m.: L
3 p.m. – 4 p.m.: M
5 p.m. – 6 p.m.: N-O
6 p.m. – 8 p.m.: P

May 1, 2024
Noon – 3 p.m.: R
3 p.m. – 4 p.m.: S-T
5 p.m. – 7 p.m.: W, X, Y, Z

Thank you to all the Metlakatla members who recently applied for the 1906 Member Distribution. Dates have been confirmed for the 1906 Settlement cheque distribution.
The dates are as follows:

Prince Rupert: Highliner Inn from Monday, April 29, to Thursday, May 2

•Noon to 8 p.m daily.

Metlakatla: Administration Office on Friday, May 3

• 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


Vancouver: Hilton Vancouver Downtown from Sunday, May 5, to Tuesday, May 7

• 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on May 5, Noon to 8 p.m. on May 6/7


To apply for your distribution:

Paper applications will be mailed this week, or you can apply online at For more details, please refer to the information bulletin below. For inquiries: Email: Phone: 250-624-8216 Text: 778-884-1011

If you've already submitted an application online, please do not send in a paper application.

At a Special Council Meeting held on March 15, 2024, the Metlakatla Governing Council approved a distribution of $100,000 per member alive and on the Band list as of September 5, 2023. 

Look for the application link and more information on the distribution early next week, with paper copies being sent to all registered individuals as well. 

Note that funds for minors under the age of 19 will be put into a Trust Fund and accessible once the individual reaches the age of 19.

The Metlakatla First Nation is currently seeking two Metlakatla members to serve on the Metlakatla Education Committee.
Committee members must have a demonstrated knowledge of post-secondary education (previous student, education staff, previous experience in Education committee). The term of the appointment, made through Metlakatla Governing Council, will be five years. Committee members are expected to:
-Maintain confidentiality;

Attention Metlakatla Members:

On Wednesday, February 7, 2024, the Metlakatla First Nation received the full $150 million settlement from the Government of Canada related to the 1906 Settlement. With the funds in place, staff and Council are ensuring all of the legal paperwork is in place to commence the member distribution. Look for more information in the coming weeks and thank you for your patience.

The Metlakatla Governing Council has given its approval for a member distribution to all individuals registered with the Metlakatla First Nation as of November 24, 2023. Each member is entitled to a distribution amount of $4600.

The Metlakatla First Nation is seeking applications from up to four (4) Metlakatla members to sit on the Metlakatla Housing Committee for a term of three years.
Please note that the deadline for submission is November 8, 2023.
Should you have any questions, please contact the Executive Director Shaun Thomas at

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.