The Metlakatla Governing Council is the elected government of the Metlakatla membership. The Governing Council is comprised of an elected chief and six councilors, each whom serve four year terms. In February 2019, the Metlakatla members ratified a custom Election Code that removed election provisions from under the jurisdiction of the Indian Act. The council functions as the governing body of the Band.
Following the August 28, 2019 election, the Metlakatla Governing Council is:
Chief Councillor Harold Leighton
Councillors Alrita Leask, Alvin Leask, Robert Nelson, James Nelson, Darci Archer and Miranda Leighton