Skuppah is one of more than 200 distinct First Nations groups in British Columbia. With just over 100 members it is also one of the smallest. Because of its size, funding for on-reserve services is limited and we strive to make the most out of what we have. Our registered reserve land base is small and there are limitations to the opportunities we can explore within our lands.
Indigenous Services Canada (ISC) and Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada (CIRNAC) provides information and support to our administration on behalf of our Status Members. The following is a list of those most relevant to Skuppah's membership.
Education, both K-12 on-reserve and post-secondary. Please explore the following link for more information. https://www.sac-isc.gc.ca/eng/1100100033601/1521124611239
Indian Status/Registration, questions on new registrations, transfers and Status Cards can be directed to Skuppah's Indian Registry Administrator, Sherry McIntyre. Indian Status is managed by ISC and information on eligibility and copies of forms can be fount at https://www.sac-isc.gc.ca/eng/1100100032374/1572457769548
Operations and Maintenance, includes water and wastewater treatment and monitoring, roads, fire protection, garbage disposal, and community facilities on Skuppah reserves.
Housing, learn about the different housing programs available on-reserve from ISC at https://www.sac-isc.gc.ca/eng/1100100010715/1521125087940
Social Programs, provide financial support to individuals on-reserve