Posted on: July 18, 2017

Allotment Commission request for letters of interest

Westbank First Nation (“WFN”) Council is requesting letters of interest for appointment to the Allotment Commission in order to fill a recently occurring vacancy. In accordance with the Allotment Law, the appointment will serve to fulfill the term of the original appointment which ends on February 7, 2019.

Deadline to apply: August 31, 2017

The purpose of the Allotment Commission is to evaluate and make decisions on applications for housing allotments, administer the allotment of community lands, establish policies andprocedures for the operation of the Allotment Commission, serve as a source of information with regards to the granting of housing allotments and carry out other responsibilities as may be assigned to them.

To qualify for appointment to the Allotment Commission, a person must:

  • Be a WFN Member;
  • Be 19 years of age or older;
  • Possess good character, credibility and reputation;
  • Not be a Member of Council;
  • Not be a WFN staff member employed in Housing or Lands;
  • Not be in arrears to WFN with respect to any loans, debts or other financial obligations; and
  • Provide a sworn declaration that they have not been convicted of an indictable criminal offence in Canada or a felony in the United States within the past ten year, provided that conviction of an offence relating to the assertion or exercise of aboriginal rights or title shall be deemed not to be a conviction for this purpose.

Commissioners are paid an honorarium per duly convened meeting, with meetings taking place as necessary (typically averaging around 1.5 meetings per month).

If interested in being appointed to the Allotment Commission, please forward your letter of interest by the end of the day on August 31, 2017 to Pat Fosbery, WFN Director of Operations, by hand-delivery or mail to 301-515 Highway 97 South, Kelowna, B.C. V1Z 3J2, or by email to

For a copy of the Allotment Law or Allotment Policy or other information, please contact Jolene Esau at 250-769-4999.