Lands Department


The Lands Department is working towards improved confidence and trust in the administration process with increased engagement and participation in emerging and critical decisions on the land.

Department  Summary

With increasing demands going forward the development process and community needs to be balanced and it is important to recognize the need for planning, policy and bylaw development. These policies will ensure interests on the land are protected for the benefit of the membership and reduce liabilities.

The Penticton Indian Band Lands Department is responsible for balancing environmental, cultural and heritage values of PIB lands in conjunction with accessing economic development opportunities.

To facilitate lands transactions and other Band functions the manager has been appointed as a “Commissioner for Taking Affidavits” pursuant to the British Columbia Evidence Act.

The Penticton Indian Band Lands Department is responsible for the sustainable management of PIB lands as follows:
Indian Reserve No. 1       18,539.8 hectares   or   45,881.84 acres
Indian Reserve No. 2       13.1 hectares          or   32.37 acres
Indian Reserve No. 3A    145.7 hectares         or   360.00 acres

Contact Us

Lands Manager

Yvonne Weinert
Phone: (250) 493-0048 ext:217
Fax: (250) 493-2882

Christine Saddleman

Lands Administrative Assistant

Phone: (250) 493-0048 ext:218
Fax: (250) 493-2882

Other Services

Records Management

The Lands Department has completely restructured the filing systems and has updated all records. A consultant was used for effectively executing this major project. It has increased the Department’s efficiency and ensures accessibility to any files that Land’s are currently responsible for. We have created templates so that members can ask for information.

Access to PIB reserve Lands

Visitors are required to provide information to the PIB Lands Department before entering PIB reserve lands to perform work or conduct activities. To submit a request for access to PIB land, please contact the Lands Department. They will assist you and will review your request immediately.


The Lands Department is responsible to maintain, record and provide advice on the registration requirements for locatee leasing and registered leases within Penticton Indian lands.

Wills and Estates

Currently the Lands Department has taken inventory of all known estate’s records by systematically cataloguing outstanding issues we are building capacity to be able to make recommendations and be able to present next steps and guide the process to resolution. The Lands Department will be hosting a community workshop and information session to provide will kits and give advice on the estates process under the Indian Act.

Specific Claims

A number of specific claims have been prepared in regards to Penticton Indian Band’s interest. In the next year the lands department along with Chief and Council will be hosting more community meetings regarding the specific claims process and invite presenters to better understand the consequences and legal strategies.


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Join us in celebrating and preserving the rich culture and heritage of Penticton Indian Band's peoples. Contact us to learn more and get involved in our efforts.

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