Administration

Administration

“We are only as strong as we are united, as weak as we are divided”

J.K. Rowling

 

743 Chief Neskonlith Drive
Box 318, Chase BC
Canada, V0E 1M0

T: 250 679 3295
F: 250 679 5306
TF: 1 800 817 1311

Neskonlith Administration is committed to working together to promote a healthy relationship with our Neskonlith community.

General Support

Main Receptionist   E: reception@neskonlith.net T: 250 679 3295 ext 200

Our Receptionist is the first business contact here at Neskonlith Indian Band. The position runs out of our Main Office in Chase, and the person who greets all of our members and associates when visiting or calling. If our website does not answer your questions please feel free to call us and our Receptionist will be able to help you.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/NeskonlithEvents/

The Receptionist manages the Neskonlith Events Facebook page. This page gives our members the ability to get daily reminders of our events happening here at our main Chase Office. Our page welcomes Community member’s advertising for their personal events as well. If you have an event that you would like us to advertise email me at the above email address and I can work with you to post. We welcome to post your live pictures on our events in the page.


Switzmalph Receptionist  E: switreception@neskonlith.net T: 250 833 0202

Our Switzmalph Receptionist is our first business contact for the Melamen Center.  The position runs out of our Satellite Office in Salmon Arm, and the person who greets all of our members and associates when calling to our satellite office.  If our website does not answer your questions please feel free to call us and our Receptionist will be able to help you.

The Switzmalph Receptionist manages the Melamen Events Facebook Page, this gives our member’s the ability to get daily reminders of our events happening here at our Salmon Arm Office.  If you are a community member and you are requesting to add an event please email me the details and we will be happy to advertise for you.  Also you are welcome to post your live pictures as our events are happening.

Council Executive Assistant  E: councilexecutive@neskonlith.net T: 250 679 3295 ext 218

Our Council Executive Assistant is responsible for all Chief & Council’s business contacts.  This position runs out of our Tmicw Building in Chase. The Council Executive Assistant is responsible for scheduling all Council Meetings.  This position handles all requests for Delegates to present at our Council meetings.  If our website does not answer your questions regarding our Chief & Council please feel free to call or email and our Council Executive Assistant will be able to help you.

Membership

Contact: Membership Clerk E: membership@neskonlith.net

Neskonlith has a Membership Clerk.  2 year Status Cards are on back-order and has been sometime since we have been able to offer Status renewals.  So here at Neskonlith we are moving into doing Secure Status Cards.

Secure Status Card Process:

  • Fill out Secure Status Card Application
  • Get 2 passport photo’s taken
  • Make an appointment with Membership Clerk:
  • To get Passport Application Guaranteed
  • Membership Clerk will mail out Status Card Application

PDF-Secure Status-15 & Younger

PDF: Secure Status-16 & Older

Should you need any other assistant with Membership Services we encourage making an appointment, you may call or email the Membership Clerk to arrange an appointment that fits your schedule.

DNA Testing

DNA Testing

The following information was sent to Neskonlith regarding DNA Testing Services

PDF: DNA Testing Information

Elders Services

Contact: Elders Coordinator E: elderscoordinator@neskonlith.net T: 250 679 3295 ext 212

The Elder’s Coordinator works for Neskonlith, in collaboration with all Administrative departments such as Wellness, and Housing to ensure our Elders receive proper programs and services.  Our Elder’s Coordinator  is able to advocate on Elder’s behalf.  The Elder’s Coordinator also provides home support visits to seek additional resources for sustainability of our Elder’s program.

Should you know an elders, or are an elder who needs assistant we encourage making an appointment, you may call or email the Elder’s Coordinator to arrange an appointment that fits your schedule.

Family Support

Contact: Family Support/Social Worker E: familysupport@neskonlith.net   Emergency: 778 220 9488 T: 250 679 3295 ext 229

The Family Support Worker works for Neskonlith, in collaboration with the Ministry of Children and Family Development (“MCFD”), and Secwepemc Child & Family while supporting families and children that are at risk or involved with Child Welfare.  With ongoing intervention, prevention, education, and support to the families and children. Family Supports mandate is to reduce and improve outcomes for children and families involved with both MCFD and SC&F.

Family Support has an Emergency Line, set in place to support families in Emergency Situation or Emergent Child Welfare Occurrences.   Should you need all other Family Support services we encourage making an appointment, you may call or email the Family Support/Social Worker to arrange an appointment that fits your schedule.

Donation Requests

Contact: Receptionist E: reception@neskonlith.net T: 250 679 3295 ext 200

Neskonlith Indian Band (“NIB”) Administration Department provides financial support and services to Neskonlith Band members and organizations through its donation initiative program.

Donations are intended to be used for such things as facilitating events and/or activities that lead to positive growth, achievement, healthy development and betterment of our community or individuals.  

A donation is a gift given for charitable purposes and/or to benefit a cause.  A donation may take various forms, including cash offering or services.

Request Procedure:

  • All recipients must complete Donation Application or Letter
    • Outlines all details pertaining to Event/Activity.
    • Groups are required to submit detailed budget and explanation of benefit to community.
  • Submit a minimum of a week in advance of Event and/or activity Allows our finance team to process payment
  • Anything under 5 business days will be denied

Submitting: Bring the information with you to NIB Band Administration Office 743 Chief Neskonlith Drive or email:  reception@neskonlith.net ATTN: Executive Director

Ensure process:

  1. Application will be date stamped to ensure Executive Director knows when request was submitted
  2. Applicant must give a follow up phone call to Receptionist for confirmation of event in application and confirming Neskonlith received your application
  3. NIB’s Executive Director gives final approval for all donation requests and is based on budget availability
  4. Await final decision.  Applicant will be notified of final decision via letter or email.

Excluded from Donation Policy

  • Funeral Donations
  • Personal/Individual Emergency Donations
  • Personal/Individual Items and/or Private Trips
  • Personal/Individual Household Supplies/Appliances
  • Personal/Individual Hobby Projects

Follow up Report

  • Administration requires a final report and/or confirmation that the event was held.  This is to ensure funding was used as requested. Lack of final report/confirmation will affect future donations requests from individual and/or group
  • Event Cancellation: Full return of donation.  

Lack of final report/confirmation will affect future donations requests from individual and/or group

PDF: Neskonlith Donation Request

Funeral Assistance

Funeral Assistance

Contact: Communications Coordinator E: communications@neskonlith.net  T: 250 679 3295 ext 224

Neskonlith provides assistance to our Members when a family experiences the loss of a loved one. Neskonlith has implemented a Funeral Donation Policy to assist our community in these most difficult times.

The Next of Kin of deceased will be required to appoint a Designated Representative or Family Spokesperson to deal with all funeral services.  The Next of Kin and/or Designated Representative/Spokesperson first step is to gather all information needed and meet with NIB’s Social Development Intake worker.

Available assistance

Travel Costs for the immediate surviving family of the deceased Neskonlith Member by providing a financial subsidy up to a maximum payout of $500.

Wake Food Costs Financial assistant for the use of supplementing food costs for the wake, up to a maximum of $500

Funeral Food Costs Financial assistant for the use of supplementing food costs for the funeral, up to a maximum of $500

Non-Member Donation: Financial assistant for any community member residing in Neskonlith community and is not a Neskonlith Band Member we provide a financial subsidy up to a maximum of $500.

All Funeral Donations will be released to Appointed Family Representative or Spokesperson

PDF: Funeral Checklist

PDF: Neskonlith Funeral Donation Request

Should you need assistant with Funeral Services we encourage the Next of Kin or Family Representative to make an appointment, you may call or email the Communications Coordinator to arrange an appointment that fits your schedule.

SA 108 Assistance

Contact: Band Social Development Worker E: BSDW@neskonlith.net T: 250 679 3295 ext 230

NIB’s Band Social Development Worker is the only person qualified to submit an SA 108 form to INAC.  The process is to bring below information to our Band Social Development Worker to fill out an SA 108 form.  These documents are used to verify if deceased is eligible for INAC funding.  INAC has a very specific funeral donation policy.  Neskonlith must follow INAC’s guidelines in order to get the following donations reimbursed from INAC.

Required Information of deceased:

  • Full Legal Name of deceased
  • Birth Certificate of deceased
  • Primary Address of deceased
  • Name of Next of Kin
  • Next of Kin’s final decision regarding funeral arrangements and services
  • Statement of cost of funeral costs
  • Most recent Bank Statement of Deceased

This information is needed to fill out SA 108 Form

Should you need assistant with the SA 108 Form we encourage the Next of Kin or Family Representative to make an appointment, you may call or email the Band Social Development Worker to arrange an appointment that fits your schedule.

Addressing Concerns

Here at Neskonlith we are committed to working together to promote a healthy relationship with our Neskonlith community.  In some cases this may not always happen.

Our Directors are responsible for their own department.  They run all of their day to day operations, and each department has their own mandates and policies in place which align with their departmental goals.  For this reason if a concern can only be raised to appropriate Director. 

Concern Process:

  • Fill out Member Concern Form or Letter outlining Concern
  • Submit to appropriate Director
  • Correspond with appropriate Director to resolve concern
  • If appropriate Director confirms in writing that issue cannot be resolved

ONLY then will concern be brought to Executive Director Attention

Education Director   E: educationdirector@neskonlith.net  F: 250 679 2968

Wellness Director      E: wellnessdirector@neskonlith.net  F: 250 679 3288

Operations & Maintenance Director      E: maintenancedirector@neskonlith.net  F: 250 679 5306

Water & Wastewater Director     E: goodwater@neskonlith.net  F: 250-679-3272

Tmicw Director     E: tmicwdirector@neskonlith.net  F: 250 679 3294

PDF: Member Concern Form

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