Seasons Greetings to all! 2020 has most certainly been a unique and challenging year. Despite the circumstances, Shuswap Indian Band rose to the occasion and with team effort, mobilized a COVID-19 safety plan for staff and the community.
Shuswap Indian Band experienced a steep learning curve. While educating themselves on the pandemic, also had to hone technical skills to work in a virtual environment. Band membership meetings and community engagement sessions were held via Zoom and allowed Chief and Council to stay connected.
Workloads did not decrease and somehow output accelerated with the new business format. With less time spent on travel, more time was spent in virtual meetings with wider access to people and opportunities.
We would like to give special mention to the funders and donors who assisted us through this time. Columbia Basin Trust, Kicking Horse Coffee, Teck Coal, Indigenous Services Canada, First Nations Health Authority (FNHA), Radium Hot Springs, and many others.
It is with an open heart and open mind that we welcome 2021. We wish everyone a safe and enjoyable holiday season.