Upper Similkameen Indian Band

Coordinator: Theresa Sam
Phone: (250) 292-8733
Fax: (250) Scan only
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PO Box 220
Hedley, BC V0X 1K0

Annual Reports

Annual Report 2011/12

Annual Report 2010/11

Annual Report 2007/08

Annual Report 2005/06

The Upper Similkameen Indian Band is located in the upper Similkameen watershed. Their reserves are located in Princeton and Hedley. The Band membership consists of 98 members with most residing on the (IR#2) Chuchuwayha reserve at Hedley, BC. The band has been very involved in the business community for the past ten years and has become one of the larger employers in the area. They are involved in a variety of endeavors including all aspects of forestry, archaeology, environmental studies as well as tourism.

The Band is very community minded and employs both native and non-native people within the various operations that come under their control. The Band employs approximately 3 people on a full time basis, and 17 part time employees during the peak summer season.

Two priorities were designated for OTDC funding, Forestry and Youth and Tourism during the development of the Hedley Mascot Mine. The mine is now fully open and includes a 200 metre Tunnel Tour. The Snaza'ist Interpretive Centre include visual and audio displays of the history of the Mascot Gold Mine, the Similkameen Valley and of the Upper Similkameen Indian Band.

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OTDC Band Employment
Service Area Offices

Vernon, BC
Okanagan Indian Band

Westbank, BC
Westbank First Nation

Penticton, BC
Penticton Indian Band

Hedley, BC
Upper Similkameen Indian Band

Keremeos, BC
Lower Similkameen Indian Band

Oliver, BC
Osoyoos Indian Band

OTDC Urban Employment
Service Area Offices

Vernon, BC
First Nation Employment Services

Kelowna, BC
Ki-Low-Na Friendship Centre

Castlegar, BC
Selkirk College - Aboriginal Services

 

Karen Abramsen - OTDC Manager
Phone: (250) 769-1977 Cell: 250-212-2999
Fax: (250) 769-1866
karen@otdc.org
Suite 339, 101-1865 Dilworth Dr.
Kelowna, BC V1Y 9T1

Debbie Conlin - OTDC Administrator
Phone: (250) 542-0045 Cell: 250-550-6701
Fax: (250) 549-7175
otdc@telus.net
Suite 339, 101-1865 Dilworth Dr.
Kelowna, BC V1Y 9T1