Upper Nicola

Preferred Name:
Upper Nicola
Alternative Name:
Variation Nicoamen, Nicomeen, Nikaomin; Includes Shhahanih, Spahamin and Quilchena Creek; Meaning "Level Part"; Part Of Sumass
Language:
Nsyilxcən
BC Regional Office:
Thompson Okanagan (Kamloops)
Region:
Thompson Okanagan
Reserve Land Area:12,551.20 ha
Chief:
Chief Harvey Mcleod
Council:
Councillor Brian Holmes,
Councillor David L. Lindley,
Councillor Dennis Macdonald,
Councillor George Saddleman,
Councillor Wallace Michel
Governance Structure:
Custom Electoral System
Population (off First Nations land):598
Population (on First Nations land):372
Population Total:970
Address: P.O. Box 3700
Merritt
V1K 1B8
Economic Development Contact: Peter Hilton
Senior Executive Coordinator
sr.exec@uppernicola.com
Fax: (250) 350-3311
Phone: (250) 350-3240
Treaty or Tribal Association
Okanagan Nation Alliance and Nicola Tribal Association
Summary of Economic Development Agreements, Community Businesses and Joint Ventures
The Upper Nicola Band has not engaged in any Agreements with the Provincial Government.
Economic Development Background
The Upper Nicola does not have an Economic Development department, but its economic development agenda is carried out by the Chief and Council. Its Forestry department also handles all referrals from outside organizations working within the territory. Once a referral is received, the department reviews the referral to see if there is any cultural significance to the area the organization is interested in, and will then reply to the referral.