• Land Administration
  • Land Use Plan
  • “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”

Land Administration

The rules and regulations for managing reserve lands are set out in the Indian Act. These rules provide direction on allotting lawful possession of reserve land to a First Nations person (Certificate of Possession), leasing reserve land to a non-band member or company (including a First Nation corporation) for business purposes, and/or providing land use rights to local or other governments for projects such as roads, power lines, or pipelines. The Indian Act also includes regulations for the sale of natural resources located on reserve, such as timber, sand or gravel.

Services Provided by LSIB

  • Assistance with Land Transfer Documents
  • Acts as a Liaison between Lands and Trust Services and the LSIB Member
  • Provides documents and forms for land transactions
  • Keeps up to date Lower Similkameen Land records
  • Estate Planning
  • Works with Capital Department to assist with housing and Capital