“Our Mother – a living, breathing and loving being. She sustains and loves us without conditions, even after all the abuse we show her. Our home and Native land. We hurt her, we hurt ourselves. - Casey Dennis”

Our Organization

  • In the 1970’s, the very First Band Office for LSIB was situated in the home of Theresa Dennis.
  • In (roughly) 1973-1974, the Second Band Office was opened in what used to be an old barber shop. John Terbasket was hired as the first Band Manager.
  • In 1973, the First LSIB audited statement was completed.
  • In 1975, INAC devolved federal programs and service delivery to LSIB – Education, Social Development, Public Works and Housing. LSIB followed the INAC Membership regulations.
  • The LSIB Administration Building moved to the present location in 1976, where an old movie theatre use to be located.
  • 1984, the first computerized financial accounting system was established.
  • In the early 2000’s, the LSIB Physical Development Plan was completed.
  • 2004, LSIB went under remedial management of INAC voluntarily.
  • Also in 2004, the LSIB Community Development Plan was completed and approved in principle.
  • 2005, Draft Land Use Plan was completed.
  • 2006, the first LSIB Information System server was installed.
  • 2006 Chief and Council adopted in principle the Housing Policy
  • 2006 Chief and Council adopted the Human Resource, Finance and Leadership Policy
  • 2008 Chief and Council adopted the LSIB Community Health Plan
  • 2009 Chief and completed the LSIB 5 year Business and Operational Plans for Administration, Health, Social, Education and Capital and Housing.
  • 2011 Chief and Council approved the LSIB Land Use Plan
  • 2011 Chief and Council revised and approved the Human Resource Policy
  • 2011 Completed the Band School Road Project
  • 2011 Completed the Band School 5 Kw Wind Energy Project sponsored by Terasen and Fortis
  • 2011 Updated the Human Resource Policy
  • 2011 LSIB Completed the Community Water System Study in partnership with Penticton and Oosoyos Band
  • 2011 Constructed 7 New Homes
  • 2011 Chief and Council approved the launch of a new LSIB Referral System