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Welcome!

5-Band

Salute

Waytk (Hello)

Skwlāx (aka Little Shuswap Lake Band) invites you to join us for salmon celebrations at the Adams River, September 30 to October 23! Come enjoy these days of feasting and celebration and help us share with the World what salmon mean to the Secwepemc.

 

We have a special Salmon Celebration planned for Sept 30 and we invite you to bring your families and join us for the day. We will begin with a Grand Entrance from the park gates to the water (10 am), led by women and children. There will be children’s activities, a Community Feast, and a Lahal Tournament throughout the day.

 

We also invite you to come enjoy the salmon run and the various Indigenous-led activities planned throughout the entire three-week Salute to the Sockeye Festival (October 1-23). (See the information sheet and poster attached for more details).

 

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Seeking Secwépemc Knowledge Keepers and Cultural Helpers

The 5-Band Salute Initiative is an opportunity for our communities (Skw’lax, Adams Lake, Neskonlith, Shuswap and Splatsin) to collaborate to ensure a strong Secwépemc cultural presence at the Salute. We will feature Secwépemc artisans, entertainers, cultural and fishing knowledge keepers, ceremonial helpers, drummers, dancers, and story tellers in various cultural and ceremonial activities being held throughout the duration of the Salute festival.

The 5-Band Salute Working Group is seeking Secwépemc Knowledge Keepers and Cultural Helpers to share Secwépemc culture, including artisan demonstrations in the Cultural Tent; demonstrate fishing techniques and food preservation activities along the river; lead interpretive walks on the trails and at cultural sites throughout the park; and story tell, drum, dance, and sing on the main stage throughout the entire three-week festival.

REGISTER TODAY! You can book for one day or several days, 8:00 AM—4:00 PM. An Honorarium will be provided ($150 per person, minimum 4-hour commitment, per day) and you must pre-register.

 

Please contact our Salute Coordinator, Carmen Massey (cmassey@lslb.ca, 250-804-3466) to book.

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The Little Shuswap Lake Band Chief and Council welcome you to our home. We hope this site keeps our community members and visitors well-informed. LSLB offers a wide range of services that benefit everyone throughout life including our administrative programs, economic developments, territorial stewardship, and job opportunities.

 

To the people of the Little Shuswap, this land is known as Skwlax. The settlers could not say the Shuswap name so it is known today as Squilax. Skwlax in the Shuswap language means black bear.

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GRAVEL ESKER
DEVELOPMENT

NOTICE OF VOTE

On September 22, 2022, we encourage you to vote to determine if the Little Shuswap Lake Band membership approves and assents to the Gravel Esker on Quaaout IR#1 being developed and operated by a 100% Little Shuswap Lake Band owned business.

 

If the vote is a yes, additional engagement with Little Shuswap Lake Band membership will be carried out to decide various aspects of the business and how it will operate.

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THE VOTE WILL TAKE PLACE ON SEPTEMBER 22, 2022

ADVANCE VOTING SEPTEMBER 15TH - 22ND

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Whether you are travelling through on vacation or planning to stay with us awhile, we know you will agree that truly we have the “Land of the Great Spirit.” From the snow-capped mountains to the panoramic view of the Shuswap Lake, these natural scenic wonders will leave you breathless and yearning to return once more.

 

A limited amount of hunting on the reservation has preserved the abundance of wildlife in their pristine environment. Campgrounds amid the pines are easily reached, minutes from the main highways. Most of the recreational areas are especially scenic with excellent fishing close at hand. The flora and fauna of the Little Shuswap are a photographers dream.

 

With all that we have to offer, we ask that you come… come visit us… come stay with us… all that we ask is that you treat the land and the people with respect.

This is our home for the short time that we are here on Mother Earth, but it is the home of the great spirit for eternity.

 

Kukstsemc!
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Our Mission:

Through effective governance, administration, and communication, we deliver high-quality programs, services, and opportunities to ensure a safe, healthy, thriving community while preserving our rights, language, and culture.

 
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About

We have 347 members as of our last count (March 2021). Many of our members live close by in Chase, Salmon Arm and Kamloops areas. 

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Reports &

Publications

We have a variety of reports and publications available to view online and download.

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Governance

The Little Shuswap Lake Indian Band goes every step of the way to dispel the stereotype of what an Indian Reserve looks like, or any perceived lifestyle of reserve living.

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Events

Calendar

Events are postponed indefinitely due to COVID19 pandemic.

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Programs &

Services

LSLB provides educational support for school age members and their parents, as well as Members pursuing post-secondary education.

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Careers

Discover current career opportunities with the Little Shuswap Lake Band.

Testimonials

Was fortunate to spend a weekend here. Beautiful peaceful spot rich with heritage. Hotel was spotless and the staff lovely.

Janet C

Google Review

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Current Job Postings:

INTERNAL JOB POSTINGS
  • Full-time role with benefits

  • Growth opportunities

  • Competitive compensation package
     

      APPLICATION DEADLINE - SEPTEMBER 27, 2022

2022-09-13
  • Full-time role with benefits

  • Growth opportunities

  • Competitive compensation package
     

      APPLICATION DEADLINE - SEPTEMBER 27, 2022

INTERNAL/EXTERNAL JOB POSTINGS
2022-09-13
  • Full-time role with benefits

  • Growth opportunities

  • Competitive compensation package
     

      APPLICATION DEADLINE - OPEN UNTIL FILLED

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