Public Works & Housing

The OKIB Public Works and Housing Department manages and maintains the infrastructure and buildings on the reserve.

Services include the following:

  • Maintenance of all water systems to ensure safe potable water for all members on OKIB water systems (7 separate systems);
  • Maintenance and upkeep of all Band parks;
  • Maintenance of all Band roads;
  • Maintenance of all Band buildings to ensure a safe work place for all staff;
  • Provide housing for Band members;
  • Future housing – working with INAC/CMHC for future developments;
  • Working with INAC on current and future capital projects – be that housing/infrastructure/water;
  • Subdivision development;
  • Working with members to secure mortgages through Band approved lenders.

Capital Projects

Each year the Public Works and Housing Department undertakes major projects to improve the housing and infrastructure in the community. This year, the following projects are in the planning stage or are underway. Please follow the links for details on each project:

After hours number

After 4:30 PM call 250-306-0122 for Public Works and Housing issues.

On-call Schedule

  • Dec 5-12 (Dereck Wolf)
  • Dec 12-19 (Darryl Marchand)
  • Dec 19-26 (Kyle Point)
  • Dec 26 – Jan 2 (Emery Lacroix)
  • Jan 2 – 9 (Roger Lewis)

Cultural Arbor officially re-opened on May 28, 2022

Read about the event here.

Policies and Applications


Facility Rental*

*Special Note: from December 1, 2022 to January 15, 2023 please email these completed facility use forms to:
[email protected]; [email protected]; and j[email protected]

Updated Information