The Neskonlith Indian Band consists of three reserve land bases, which are located adjacent the Village of Chase and City Salmon Arm, British Columbia:
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Sk’atsin Resources Ltd. serves Neskonlith members by managing Neskonlith forestry tenures, protecting culture, heritage and natural resources through collecting Cultural Heritage assessment data, supporting larger scale business development activities to provide own source revenue to NIB from forestry tenures and create employment opportunities for members and associated members. SRL achieves these through a team approach, direct management of enterprises, developing Neskonlith capacity, establishing and operating a natural resources field services contracting company and investing surpluses in new business assessment and establishment.
Neskonlith Indian reserve #1
is located approximately 6 KM’s west of Chase on the west side of the south Thompson River, the old Kamloops Highway runs through Neskonlith IR 1 and the land-base size is 1280.4 Hectares.
Neskonlith Indian reserve #2
is located approximately 6 KM’s west of Chase on the east side of the south Thompson River, the Trans Canada Highway and CPR run through Neskonlith IR 2 and the land-base size is 989.3 Hectares.
Neskonlith Indian reserve #3
is located on the western boundary of the city of Salmon Arm. At our IR # 3 Switsemalph community the city of Salmon Arm has grown to immediately adjacent our community. The land-base size of Switsemalph IR # 3 is 517 Hectares.
Each of the land base consists of a combination of community infrastructure facilities that are critical to the overall socio-economic health and wellbeing of the community these facilities include community halls, administrative offices, daycare, Band operated schools, water treatment facilities etc. As well each land base has single family units and some multifamily attached units, which house families, single parents, and elders both on assisted living and in-home care.
The administration delivers all the services of a local municipal type government however, in respect to service delivery the Band administration deals with a greater range of service delivery. Some examples of services that a municipal government would not deal with but the Neskonlith administration does deliver include management of natural resources, Band operated school programming, social services programming and the direct promotion of the economic growth of the community. Now as of November of 2009 the Chief and Council have decided to examine if management of our Neskonlith reserve lands is right path of future community self-determination and prosperity.