TAKE NOTICE THAT the Shuswap Indian Band has called a Ratification Vote in accordance with the Shuswap Indian Band Land Code (2014) to be held on October 29, 2020 to determine if eligible voters support the following YES/NO question:
Do you approve of the Shuswap Indian Band Land Use Plan (2020) dated October 2020?
NOTE THAT the proposed Shuswap Indian Band Land Use Plan (2020), dated September 2020 will be considered approved if a majority of eligible voters that participate in the vote approve the proposed land use plan.
LAND USE PLAN
COMMUNITY MEETING AND UPCOMING VOTE
OPEN TO ALL SHUSWAP INDIAN BAND MEMBERS
Date: Wednesday, September 30th, 2020
Time: 6:00 pm
Location: Virtual Meeting via Zoom (Details to be sent by email in coming days)
The Shuswap Indian Band is currently undertaking an update to the community’s on-reserve Land Use Plan. A previous version of the Plan was taken to the community for a ratification vote in 2018, and while the community did vote in favour of ratifying the Plan, the vote did not pass due to insufficient voter turnout (20% plus 1 eligible voters).
WHAT HAS BEEN UPDATED IN THIS PLAN?
This Land Use Plan largely remains consistent with the Plan presented to the community in 2018.
Some changes include:
• Updating the Plan with the latest population and housing information available;
• Revising the names of some Land Uses;
• Updated mapping;
• Updating the implementation and action items to reflect initiatives recently undertaken by
the community; and
• General formatting and layout changes.
• The Land Use Plan is available for review and comment on Shuswap’s website
• A community meeting will be held on September 30th, 2020 to present the Plan to the
community and ask for feedback.
• In the first few days of October, the Plan will be presented to the community for a second
time prior to going to a ratification vote
• October 29th, 2020 a ratification vote will take place
EARN A $25 GIFT CERTIFICATE!
To encourage participation in the ratification vote, all eligible voters will earn a $25 gift certificate upon casting a vote!
Please reach out to Interim Lands Manager Sierra Stump should you have any questions or concerns. 250-341-3678 ext. 1014
Forms approved by Shuswap for use in the First Nations Land Registry System:
The SIB Council Consent form that previously required has been replaced by a Band Council Resolution that will be generated by the Band at the time that your documents are submitted.
The fee schedule is below. Please note that cheques should be made payable to Shuswap Indian Band and submitted with your documents. Note further that the Shuswap Indian Band does not, at this time, charge GST on the registration fees.
Utility/Tax Search (Please have this form filled out completely before making your tax and utility search requests to our office)
Land Code Committee Councillor Mark Thomas (nominated) Katherine Stevens (elected) Angela Eugene (elected) Sierra Stump (staff, Lands Department).
POSTED FOR NOTIFICATION
The following laws were enacted on an emergency basis on June 12th 2019 at a duly convened Chief and Council meeting.
Shuswap Indian Band intends to enact them permanently; pursuant to Sect. 7.2 and 7.4 of the Shuswap Indian Band Land Code.
Shuswap Band Contact
RR #2-3A-492 Arrow Rd.
Invermere, BC V0A 1K2
Tel: (250) 341-3678 ext #1014
Fax: (250) 341-3683