Lower Nicola

Preferred Name:
Lower Nicola
Alternative Name:
Alternate Potato Illahie & Potatoe Garden (Circa 1878); Siska; Includes Coutlee, Joeyaska (Variation Nyiskat); Includes Naaik (Circa 1886); Amalgamated With Zoht (Circa 1870S) (Variation Yoht); Lower Nicola Tribe (1955);
Language:
Nłeʔkepmxcín
BC Regional Office:
Thompson Okanagan (Kamloops)
Region:
Thompson Okanagan
Reserve Land Area:7,128.20 ha
Chief:
Chief Aaron Sam
Council:
Councillor Harold Joe,
Councillor Joanne Lafferty,
Councillor Leona Antoine,
Councillor Lesley Manuel,
Councillor Lucinda Seward,
Councillor Nicholas Peterson,
Councillor William Bose
Governance Structure:
Custom Electoral System
Address: 181 Nawishaskine Lane
Merritt
V1K 1N2
Treaty or Tribal Association
Independent
Summary of Economic Development Agreements, Community Businesses and Joint Ventures
The LNIB Lands and Economic Development office works to engage with proponents of existing and proposed projects in its traditional territory. It is working to advance the interests of LNIB members in ongoing negotiations with Kinder Morgan regarding the Trans Mountain Pipeline expansion. It has also been successful in negotiating revenue and benefits sharing agreements with Teck's Highland Valley Copper Mine, and the Innergex Kwoiek Creek hydro project. Many LNIB members act as independent contractors and tradespeople.