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Our Business is telling stories

As a quickly growing group of companies in syilx homelands also known as the Okanagan region, we strive to carry out our work with the highest level of professionalism and respect for our values. Our goal is to create economic growth and prosperity for our people while positively impacting the surrounding communities. We are always looking to work with partners who share our values and commitment to sustainable development.

OKIB Construction LP

PURPOSE

OKIB Construction carries on the business of engaging in construction and construction management operations of the Okanagan Indian Band.

PROJECTS

Completed training program with 3 band members to become safety inspectors.

Very successful to date with most other BC Hydro bids, leading the nation in Hydro jobs.

WHERE WE ARE GOING

Building out a well-respected construction and construction services company.

A company that will deliver the needs of not only the nation but across the region.

Working with proponents to actively engage with their procurement process while exerting our title and rights along with key partners.

Relationship-based agreements (JV opportunities, strategic alliances, revenue sharing agreements) to build capacity and generate long-term success that is aligned with OKIB's culture and values.

OUR PARTNERS

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OKIB Assets LP

PURPOSE

OKIB Assets carries on the business of developing real estate and holding capital assets utilized in the operation of the Okanagan Indian Band.

PROJECTS

Duck Lake Development

 

Gas Bar

 

Duck Lake Designation passed, and waiting for ISC to finalize details to get started.

Received 2.2 million in grant money from ISC to complete infrastructure on-site.

WHERE WE ARE GOING

Working with Silver Star on possible rental housing and cultural center

​Cultural/Recreational Centre at Silver Star

OUR PARTNERS

OKIB Forestry

PURPOSE

OKIB Forestry carries out the business of engaging in forestry and forest resource management operations and work with key forest harvesting and related service operators that can effectively help OKIBGC meet harvest and reclamation targets.

PROJECTS

LPA with Interfor (NRFL) and Tolko (RFL)
 

Fireguard Wood Recovery
 

Silviculture, development and layout with Blue Collar

WHERE WE ARE GOING

Building own capacity, to be less reliant on partners
 

Implementation of the 2 billion tree program
 

Create operations which support dry wood to Elders for heating


Lobby for increased cut with the Government (cut reallocation)

OUR PARTNERS

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OKIB Operations LP

PURPOSE

OKIB Operations LP develops business, economic and partnership opportunities for the Okanagan Indian Band both on and off Reserve.

PROJECTS

Luke Paul Flats Gravel Pit
 

UXO Removal with partner MRS
 

Fire Recovery

Mica Dam Contracts

(Snow Removal with Jake-Jay Construction)

Kode Contracting a leader in crushing and aggregates for a variety of industries & sectors

WHERE WE ARE GOING

Growing the 13 band member positions to over 20 positions
 

Seeking out more business and partnership opportunities

OUR PARTNERS

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OKIB Utilities LP

PURPOSE

This partnership will engage in upgrading, managing and maintaining the water infrastructure on and around OKIB reserve lands and traditional territory to improve the water quality, better manage the wastewater and ensure adequate provision of water for fire suppression.

PROJECTS

IR7 Utilities
 

IR1 Water
 

ONA Solar Field
 

Mt Bouleau Wind Farm
 

Waste to Energy

WHERE WE ARE GOING

Building our ability to provide water, wastewater and energy services by working with a variety of partners

OUR PARTNERS

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