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Economic Development Background

LNIB's Economic Development arm is housed in its Lands and Economic Development Office. The Office is concerned with investment and management of economic resources, including entrepreneurship development, business development, access to capital, economic infrastructure, land management and administration (Indian reserves and fee simple land), membership & estates, industry relations, negotiations of impact management benefit agreements (IMBAs), development referrals, and Aboriginal rights and title.

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.

Community Details:

Thompson Okanagan
Lower Nicola
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);
Thompson Okanagan (Kamloops)
7128.2 hectares

Contact Details:

Leesa Mike Economic Development Officer
(250) 378-5157
(250) 378-6188
181 Nawishaskine Lane Merritt, BC, Canada V1K 1N2
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