Adams Lake Indian Band

About Adams Lake Indian Band (ALIB)

The Adams Lake Indian Band (ALIB) belongs to the Secwepemc Nation. ALIB is a member of the Shuswap Nation Tribal Council (SNTC); which consists of nine Secwepemc Bands.


The ALIB Office provides services for band members, consistent with our Vision & Mission Statements. Chief and Council provide the political leadership and guidance to the Executive Director and managers to administer programs and services for the benefit of community members.


The Adams Lake Indian Band will succeed in exercising title and rights, enhancing our natural resources, promote community, economic development, health, education, language and cultural awareness thereby continually improving the overall quality of life for all Band members.


Take care of our people, our land, our language, our customs, our knowledge, our culture, our title, to be ours forever and ever. Ensuring that we live in a safe, healthy, self-sufficient community where cultural values and identity are consistently valued promoted and embraced by all.


To protect our people, lands, waters and the animal life that lives within our Secwepemc Territory.

The main band office is located on the Sahhaltkum (Sexqeltqin) Indian Reserve #4 located on the western side of Little Shuswap Lake, across from the Village of Chase, BC. The main band offices are spread out over ten administration buildings in the Chase IR4 community.


The Switsemalph (Sxwetsmèllp) Indian Reserve #6 is located along the western side of Shuswap Lake, within the municipal boundaries of Salmon Arm, BC.  The Nexe7yelts Pierre Moyese Health Administration building houses offices for health & wellness departments and has office space available for Council and visiting staff from IR #4. There are two additional administration buildings; one building is designated for small community gatherings and education purposes, the other building is a community hall downstairs and a youth center upstairs.


ALIB is organized into these broad pillar areas: Natural Resources; Sustainable Development; Community Services; Infrastructure; Administration; and Governance.


A variety of services and activities are provided by the ALIB administration, included but not restricted to the following: Frontline Administration, Chief and Council, Lands and Taxation, Information Technology, Membership, Finance, Education (K-12, Post-Secondary, Training), Human Resources, Title and Rights, Communication, Strategic Planning, Forestry, Mapping, Recreation Sites, Archeology, Fisheries, Elders and Youth, Health and Wellness, Social Development, Daycare, Chief Atahm School, Headstart, Public Works, Housing, Security, Fire Department, Capital Planning and Recreational Facility