Little Shuswap Lake Indian Band

Little Shuswap Lake Indian Band

Little Shuswap Lake Indian Band (LSLIB), traditionally known as Skwlax (meaning:┬áBlack Bear), is a member of the Secwepemc (Shuswap) Nation. The LSLIB Office is located in south-central British Columbia, on the Eastern end of Little Shuswap Lake, just off the Trans-Canada Highway #1.

The LSLIB has five reserves totalling 3112.7 hectares of land. Approximately 200 (50%) members live on reserve either in the main community of Quaaout, or in Tappen. There are more than 150 housing units in the community comprising of private ownership, Band owned rentals, and rent to own units. LSLIB uses Certificate of Possessions as the primary form of land tenure for home ownership.

With a dedicated team in property, asset and land management, the First Nation is taking concrete steps to enable members with goals for self-sufficiency by expanding home ownership opportunities within the community. LSLIB looks forward to working with the Fund to support the First Nation in these efforts.

Ninety per cent of residents on reserve are employed with the majority of LSLIB members employed in First Nation businesses on reserve including the Quaaout Lodge and Spa, Talking Rock Golf Course, Little Shuswap Lake Gas station with convenience store and privately owned ventures. LSLIB places high importance on the economic development and growth of the community and has received recognition for its successes.

“Given that good housing lends to healthier people, one of the standing goals of our leadership is to make homeownership and quality housing a ready option for our membership. We want to ensure our community continues to thrive and believe that facilitating access to good housing ensures our people can live safe, healthy and prosperous lives they deserve amongst people who care about each other.”
— Chief Oliver Arnouse (November 2016)

Contact Information:

Sue Saunders
Residential Property Manager
Little Shuswap Lake Indian Band
1886 Little Shuswap Lake Road
Chase, British Columbia
V0E 1M2
Phone: 250-679-1107
Fax: 250-679-3220