“The land is our home and we should all respect it always and never stop. The land gives us a lot of what we need and also our food. - Isaac Dennis, age 12”

Taxation By-Law

Property Taxation Bylaw – 2002

LSIB 2012 Rates Bylaw No.01.2012

Whereas:

The Band Council of the Lower Similkameen Indian Band deems it advisable and in the best interests of the band to engage in, by bylaw, the taxation for local purposes of land, or interests in land, in the reserve, including rights to occupy, possesses or use land in the reserve.

Now Be It Hereby Resolved:

That the following bylaw, being the Property Taxation Bylaw, be and is hereby enacted for the purpose of engaging in taxation for local purposes of land, or interests in land, in the reserve, including rights to occupy, possess or use land in the reserve, pursuant to the provisions of the Indian Act and in particular pursuant to the provisions of subsection 83(1) of the Indian Act, and pursuant to the inherent right of self-government,

and,

The Property Taxation Bylaw as enacted herein shall supersede any property taxation bylaws previously enacted by the Band Council and approved by the Minister of Indian Affairs to the extent necessary to give full force and effect to the Property Taxation Bylaw for the 2002 taxation year and all following years,

and,

That upon approval by the Minister of Indian Affairs, the Property Taxation Bylaw shall be of full force and effect.