Penticton Indian Band opposed to proposed Spiller Road development
The syilx Nation — through the Penticton Indian Band — is exercising unextinguished Indigenous rights and title it has to all lands and resources within syilx Territory and opposing a proposed residential development northeast of the City of Penticton.
Canadian Horizons is taking initial steps to develop a 320-unit residential neighbourhood at 1050 Spiller Road, which is adjacent to the Campbell Mountain Landfill and within the kɬsəlxʷikn̓, syilx Territory. The development will directly and irrevocable impact syilx Nation Title and Rights.
“The snPink’tn people have and continue to utilize this area for food, social and ceremonial (FSC) practices,” said Chief Chad Eneas. “Current FSC practices cannot coexist with the proposed residential development it will lead directly to the permanent extinguishment of syilx Nation/PIB FSC protected Rights."
Over the last three years, the Penticton Indian Band has repeatedly advised both Canadian Horizons and the BC government of the significant impacts that will result from the proposed development.
“We affirm our position of rejection,” said Chief Eneas. “The Penticton Indian Band does not approve, consent or in any other manner agree to the proposed development at 1050 Spiller Road."