June 1, 2021 - Westbank First Nation is requesting letters of interest for the Public Art Committee (“PAC”) in order to fill a number of seats which have become vacant. Applicants must have an interest or expertise in art, architecture, planning, building construction, or community culture. The seats to be filled include a Member Elder seat, a WFN Member-at-large seat, and a WFN Youth seat for a youth who has attained the age of majority in B.C.

Interested candidates must submit a letter of interest that clearly states their involvement with the WFN community, their knowledge of art and culture, specifically as it pertains to WFN culture, the seat they are applying for, and the reasons why they should be selected as a PAC member. The PAC will review submissions and provide recommendations for appointment to Council.

Successful candidates will be appointed by Council for a 3-year term, in accordance with Agreement 2016-03 Public Art Committee Terms of Reference. PAC members are paid an honorarium for duly convened meetings attended, which typically take place around kaʔɬís (three) (3) times per year. PAC members are also encouraged to attend other events that may happen throughout the year so as to carry out PAC responsibilities.

The purpose of the PAC is to promote WFN culture through the arts, provide advice and act as a resource to Council and staff on the implementation of a WFN Public Art program, propose and support activities that benefit and advance Public Art on and off Westbank Lands, and create and administer a public art selection process for the commissioning, purchase, or donation of art for public purposes. The specific duties and responsibilities of successful candidates are outlined in Agreement 2016-03 Public Art Committee Terms of Reference which may be picked up or requested from the WFN Government Building.

If interested in being appointed to the PAC, please forward your letter of interest by x̌ʷiʔx̌ʷiʔtán (August) 31, 2021 to Michelle Ryder, Acting Sncewips Operations & Cultural Administrator, by hand-delivery to the Sncewips Heritage Museum in the Okanagan Lake Shopping Centre, by mail to Unit 260-525 Highway 97S, Kelowna, B.C. V1Z 4C9, by email to, or completing an online application