Posted on April 27, 2018

April 13, 2018 – For Immediate Release

Splatsin and the Regional District of North Okanagan partner  on a Cooperative Communications Framework Agreement

Splatsin (Enderby, BC), Secwepemc Nation – on April 11, 2018, Splatsin and the Regional District of North Okanagan (RDNO) met at the Splatsin Community Centre to sign a Cooperative Communications Framework Agreement. The RDNO and Splatsin will now proceed with meeting on key topics under a framework that requires communication and reporting. The key areas of discussion will include: Shuswap River boating regulations, Sicamous to Armstrong rail corridor and the development of properties around Mabel Lake.

“Splatsin has been in discussion with the RDNO regarding an agreement to facilitate communications and cooperation among the parties,” stated Wayne Christian, Splatsin Chief, known as Kukpi7 Christian. “These discussions began at a meeting between Splatsin and RDNO in March. On March 13th Splatsin Chief and Council passed a motion to fully support and approve the signing of the RDNO-Splatsin Cooperative Communication Framework as presented to us by our Title and Rights Department.”

“On April 11th the RDNO and Splatsin signed the framework agreement allowing us to proceed with business,” continued Chief Christian. “Our Band members were invited to witness the signing.” The chair of the RDNO, Bob Fleming added, “This Protocol will help to guide respectful communications and build upon the relationship and history of cooperation between Splatsin and the RDNO. We look forward to continuing to work with Splatsin on issues of common interest and objectives.”

Splatsin strives to engage our members in the pursuit of good governance, to ensure we respond to needs that are expressed at the individual, family, community and Nation levels. The Splatsin are the most southern tribe of the Shuswap Nation, the largest Interior Salish speaking First Nation in Canada whose aboriginal territory stretches from the BC/Alberta border near the Yellowhead Pass to the plateau west of the Fraser River, southeast to the Arrow Lakes and to the upper reaches of the Columbia River.

For more information contact:

Kukpi7 Wayne Christian

Splatsin

250 838 6496

[email protected]

David Sewell

RDNO

250 550 3700

[email protected]