Community Description

Westbank First Nation is a self-governing Nation in the Okanagan region of the Canadian province of British Columbia. Westbank First Nation ("WFN") is an economic leader among First Nations in Canada, building wealth for the community and valuing the role of business in generating its independence, wealth and long-term success.

Treaty or Tribal Association

Okanagan Nation Alliance

Economic Development Background

With an entrepreneurial-spirited Membership, a history rich in culture and tradition, diversity in employment, strong commercial and residential sectors, along with healthy forestry and tourism industries, and an Economic Development Commission providing linkages between government, members and businesses, WFN continues to bring forward annual statements showing healthy profits and capital re-investments back into the community.

Summary of Economic Development Agreements, Community Businesses and Joint Ventures

Westbank First Nation has a strong economy in part due to its self-governing status. It manages numerous businesses in a range of sectors including: Wine and Tourism, Forestry, Energy, Commercial and Residential Real Estate, and Building Permits. For a full snapshot, see the 2017 Westbank First Nation Business Profile: http://www.wfn.ca/docs/2017-02-09_v05_wfn_business_profile.pdf

Community Details:

Thompson Okanagan
Westbank First Nation
Split From Okanagan (1964)
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Thompson Okanagan (Kamloops)
2161.3 hectares

Contact Details:

Mandi Carroll Manager, Economic Development & Communications
(250) 769-4377
301-515 Hwy 97 South Kelowna, BC, Canada V1Z 3J2
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