As of May 30, 2018, a deceased member’s next of kin can apply for the bereavement fund which now amounts to $6,500, which is intended to assist Band Members with the costs associated with funerals.

The transportation cost to bring a loved one from place of death to their final resting place will be covered additionally out of a transportation fund which will be billed directly to Haisla Nation Council.

Any members applying for this fund must fill out an application form, available through the Indian Registry Administrator. She can be reached by calling HNC’s offices at 250-639-9361 extension 101, or e-mail to ira@haisla.ca.

Documentation will be required to access the funds, including documents verifying the person requesting the funds is the person in charge of handling funeral expenses. To receive the fund, the family member of the deceased or next of kin must complete a document verifying receipt, and intent, of the funds. The person receiving the funds must ensure the death certificate is submitted to the Indian Registry Administrator within 10-days for the file to be considered complete.

Haisla Nation Council will not be responsible for any miscommunication or disagreement among the family or next of kin.

Contact the Indian Registry Administrator with any more questions you may have.