Adams Lake Indian Band

Adams Lake Indian Band (ALIB) is sectioned into seven areas, and has over 700 members. ALIB provides an extensive array of services to its membership, including a domestic water system and sewer system on Sahhaltkum IR#4. Adams Lake Band is home to a well-known language immersion school, Chief Atahm School. The majority of the administrative offices are located on IR#4, adjacent to the Village of Chase and overlooking Little Shuswap Lake. The Nexe7yÈlst/Pierre Moyese Centre on Switsemalph IR#6, near Salmon Arm, along with administrative functions, provides health and social services.

The Natural Resource Department is involved in Global Information System (GIS) mapping projects. The GIS Department provides mapping services to many regional clients and is expanding to include clients from other areas within the province. Adams Lake Development Corporation (ALDCO), owned by the Band, is undergoing a restructuring process which has already produced measurable benefits. The two largest ALDCO operations are: a 10,000 sq ft covered mill; and a large lakefront development, West Harbour Village.

Chief Nelson Leon

Sexqeltqin - Adam's Lake Chief Nelson LeonChief Nelson Leon was first elected as Chief for the Adams Lake Indian Band in March of 2006. He is responsible for the Natural Resources, Justice and Aboriginal Human Resources Development Agreement (AHRDA) portfolios. He is also involved in economic development, forestry, fisheries, water and general band management working towards creating both economic and employment opportunities for community members. Chief Leon participates in various negotiations for the Band in the areas of Education, Municipal Service and block funding agreements. He is a strong advocate for aboriginal business and governance development.

Currently Chief Leon serves on the following committees on behalf of the Adams Lake community:

  • Shuswap Nation Tribal Council
  • First Nations Energy and Mining Council
  • Secwepemc Fisheries Commission
  • BC Assembly of First Nations Board of Directors
  • Interior Tribes Fisheries Treaty
  • All Nation Trust
  • Adams Lake Economic Development Corporation

Contact Information

Mailing Address: PO Box 588, Chase BC, VOE 1M0
Phone: (250) 679-8841
Fax: (250) 679-8813
General Information: email us
Chief: Nelson Leon
Administrator: Albert Quinn
Councilors: Cliff Arnouse
Henry Anthony
Karen Everard
Gina Johnny
Ron Jules
Election Date: February 2015 (3 year terms for C&C)