Swan River has its own membership code that determines what the process is for applying to be a band member as well as who is eligible and what the appeal process is for membership applications. Have a look at the membership code below and contact the office with any questions you may have.
To participate in the benefits of the potential upcoming settlement membership applications need to be in by sept. 30th. All treaty people who are affiliated with Swan River still need to apply for band membership. All children born to band members still need to apply for band membership. If you are unsure of your membership status please call the bandhall and inquire or go to the contact page and send a message. We can get an application form out to you by mail or email.
The band council has completed all requirements necessary within the settlement and trust agreements. These items all sit with Canada and once Canada signs off on the trust arrangements made by the nation they have a specific amount of time (45 days) to make the transfer of funds. We have been assured that there are no budgetary issues that prevent the settlements being issued this fiscal year and there are no unexpected delays. The process involves treasury and that is the main item that is taking time. When more news is available it will be posted here.