Posted on: November 30, 2015 

Allotment Commission Request for Letters of Interest 

Westbank First Nation (WFN) yi səxʷḱʷinaʔməm (Council) is extending an invitation to Members interested inbeing appointed to the Allotment Commission to submit letters of application for four seats that will becomevacant on sknír’mn (February) 7, 2016.

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

To qualify for appointment to the 4 seats, applicants 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 fi nancial 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 years, 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).

How to Apply

Forward a letter of interest to:

Pat Fosbery, səxʷk’ʷuləm k’el Yʕayʕat (Director of Operations) by hand delivery, mail (301-515 Highway 97 South, Kelowna, B.C. V1Z 3J2), or email (

Application deadline: spáqtan (January) 25, 2015 at 4:30 p.m.

More Info 

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