• Finance
  • Capital, Housing and Public Works
  • Education
  • Lands Department
  • Employment and Training
  • Natural Resource Department
  • Health/Social
  • Membership
  • “The land never fails in its beauty and its essence to take my breath away and calm me like nothing else can. I forget the breakdown of our name for it but I know and feel that we as sqilxw, as Syilx people are connected to it. As relatives we are born from it. We have parts of the land within our blood, our bodies, the rocks as minerals, the water our life blood that flows through our veins, the air the oxygen, the wind our breath, you name it, it is there within us as a reminder. Our captikwt remind us of our responsibilities and roles we have as sqilxw among the land. I cherish it all and keep it close to my heart. - Brandy Baptiste”

Programs and Services

The Lower Similkameen Indian Band is committed to the development and progress of its members as well as its community

  1. Commitment to work in partnership with Chief and Council to deliver the highest quality in Administration services for LSIB members
  2. Commitment to develop LSIB Administration staff to become the most competent and professional work force
  3. Commitment to be transparent and accountable through regular reporting and communication to Chief and Council and LSIB members
  4. Commitment to incorporate the traditional values, culture and language of the Smalqmix people in Administration programs and services

The Administration offers a series of programs and services to assist the membership and community in areas of:

  • Capital, Housing and Public Works
  • Education
  • Employment and Training
  • Lands and Environment
  • Health and Wellness
  • Membership
  • Finance

In this section, you can learn about the various social services the Lower Similkameen Administration provides.