Shuswap Indian Band

The Shuswap Indian Band is separated into two sections, makes up 1,246 hectares, and has approximately 230 memebers. Because the band does not believe that government subsidies are a productive source of income, the Kinbasket Development Corporation (KDC) was developed. The KDC is a wholly owned corporate extension of the Shuswap Indian Band. KDC operates as a regular company, independent from band activities, with a duly appointed board of directors and a full-time manager.

Collectively, the band prefers to take a proactive approach to financing their affairs. KDC was created to promote the economic and social welfare of the band by developing and supporting independent business on the reserve.

The record of successful business development can, in part, be attributed to the strong partnerships KDC forms with investors. The goal in every on-reserve project is to create an environment of shared benefits for the investor and the band.

A number of businesses have made the Kinbasket commercial district their home. We continue to have development opportunities available with large areas of undeveloped land zoned for commercial and industrial applications.

A number of residential developments have been completed on Shuswap. We continue to have development opportunities available with large areas of undeveloped lands zoned for residential single family and multi-family developments.

If you are interested in these opportunities please contact the Kinbasket Development Corporation.

Chief Paul Sam

Shuswap Chief Paul SamElected thirty years ago, Chief Paul Sam continues to advocate for changes that will continue to successfully push the Shuswap Indian Band into the future. He believes in the development of housing, economics, childcare initiatives, education programs, and solutions to the problems caused by the Canadian residential school system. The health and wellbeing of the Shuswap people is of the utmost importance to him.

Currently Chief Sam serves on the following committees on behalf of the Shuswap Indian Band community:

  • Kinbasket Development Corporation Board
  • Shuswap Nation Tribal Council

Contact Information

Mailing Address: PO Box 790
Invermere, BC, V0A 1K0
Phone: (250) 342-6361
Fax: (250) 342-2948
General Information: email us
Chief: Paul Sam
Councilors: Alice Sam
Barb Cote
Election Date: October 2014 (2 year terms for C&C)