MSAT - Metis Settlement Appeal Tribunal


Mediation & Arbitration


The Tribunal encourages the use of mediation as a fast and flexible way of preserving continued peace on the Settlements. Before the Tribunal can provide mediation, all of the parties involved in the dispute must agree in writing to mediate.

In mediation, a neutral mediator (appointed by the Tribunal) helps the disputing parties find a solution that they all agree with. This solution is usually written down and is call the mediated agreement. The Tribunal may confirm the mediated agreement in the form of a Tribunal decision.

If no agreement is reached, the Tribunal may hold a hearing.


The Appeal Tribunal may agree to act as an arbitrator under the Arbitration Act or to appoint an arbitrator (Section 188(3)).