• Referrals
  • “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”


Lower Similkameen Indian Band  Referral Policy

The Lower Similkameen Indian Band Referral Policy was created and designed as a tool to provide the following benefits:

  • Establish better working relationships with the Crown and Third Parties
  • Produce a timely, efficient and effective manner in referral response
  • Information management
  • Creating Community Employment
  • Assist the Chief and Council to make informed decisions regarding Title and Rights

The Lower Similkameen Indian Band believes in the vision for the land and water:

“We, the Sovereign and respected Smelqmix of the Sukwnaqin-x are committed to preserve our Land, History, Culture and Traditions, to enhance the quality of life for ourselves and future generations.”

The utilization of the Lower Similkameen Indian Band Referral Policy will enhance the vision by creating a more positive approach to working relationships with respect to our inherent responsibility to ensure that the Similkameen Valley retains its ecological integrity and intrinsic spirit.

For More Information Contact:   (250) 499-5528

 Referrals Coordinator -Wendy Hawkes   Ext 126 

 Office Technician – Nicole Mack   Ext.116

 Lower Similkameen Indian Band Referral Policy

Please submit New Referrals to:  referrals@lsib.net