Community Description

The Shuswap First Nation is located in the East Kootenay region of British Columbia. We have always been keepers of the land, using its bounty to sustain our way of life. Our culture hinges on the belief that the land responds positively to care and respect.

Treaty or Tribal Association

Shuswap Nation Tribal Council

Economic Development Background

The Shuswap Band is in the process of developing a Comprehensive Community Plan, which makes provisions for enabling entrepreneurs within its membership, to build relationships with the local and regional economy, and to attract investment to the community.

Summary of Economic Development Agreements, Community Businesses and Joint Ventures

The Shuswap Band has engaged in several Agreements with the Provincial Government covering Forestry Ternure, Consultation and Revenue Sharing.

Community Details:

Kootenay
Shuswap
Includes Clocktoot (Circa 1881); Includes Kinbasket (Circa 1887); Includes Kuittas (Circa 1881) (Variation Kuittaus, Tluhtaus); Part Of Secwepemc
Secwepemctsín
Kootenay (Cranbrook)
http://www.shuswapband.net/
1866.5 hectares

Contact Details:

Chief Councillor Barbara Cote Chief
(250) 341-3678 
(250) 342-2948
P.O. Box 790 Invermere, BC, Canada V0A 1K0
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