The Lands Department has completely restructured the filing systems and has updated all records. A consultant was used for effectively executing this major project. It has increased the Department’s efficiency and ensures accessibility to any files that Land’s are currently responsible for. We have created templates so that members can ask for information.
Access to PIB reserve Lands
Visitors are required to provide information to the PIB Lands Department before entering PIB reserve lands to perform work or conduct activities. To submit a request for access to PIB land, please contact the Lands Department. They will assist you and will review your request immediately.
The Lands Department is responsible to maintain, record and provide advice on the registration requirements for locatee leasing and registered leases within Penticton Indian lands.
Wills and Estates
Currently the Lands Department has taken inventory of all known estate’s records by systematically cataloguing outstanding issues we are building capacity to be able to make recommendations and be able to present next steps and guide the process to resolution. The Lands Department will be hosting a community workshop and information session to provide will kits and give advice on the estates process under the Indian Act.
A number of specific claims have been prepared in regards to Penticton Indian Band’s interest. In the next year the lands department along with Chief and Council will be hosting more community meetings regarding the specific claims process and invite presenters to better understand the consequences and legal strategies.