Seabird Island Community Notices


June 3, 2020

To Seabird Island Band members living outside the region and waiting for gift cards in lieu of COVID support hampers:

The gift cards have not yet been received, and have thus not yet gone in the mail.  We ordered the gift cards some weeks ago but are still awaiting delivery.  We apologize for this delay, and appreciate your understanding.  We are doing what we can to hasten them along.  As soon as we receive them, the labels and envelopes are ready to go.  Stay safe. 


June 1, 2020 Message from Chief Jim Harris

Chief Harris

Chief Harris continued communication to citizens

Posted by Seabird Island Band on Monday, June 1, 2020

May 27, 2020


May 26, 2020
Chief Jim Harris – Message to Community

Message from Chief Harris

Chief Harris continued communication to citizens

Posted by Seabird Island Band on Tuesday, May 26, 2020

May 26, 2020
Loblaw / Superstore gift cards

The Loblaw / Superstore gift cards for off-reserve members were ordered but have not yet arrived at SIB.  The cards will be sent out, with registered mail, as soon as they arrive.  For those that live in the USA, please arrange that your card be sent to a family member in Canada, and that they then transfer the funds to you.  Only Loblaw / Superstore cards will be distributed.

Stay safe!


May 21, 2020
A youth program for children ages 6-12

School’s Out – Ewólem SeabirdJoin our Facebook page

For now, we are offering weekly challenges for the younger youth, supplies will be given for these. Under normal circumstances this program would be modeled similar to the drop-in youth program, after school drop in during the school year. In the summer, youth camps.

June 1st we will be doing a draw for a prize

Anyone who joins the page will be entered into the draw!!


May 20, 2020
Chief Jim Harris – Message to Community

Chief Harris

Chief Harris continued communication to citizens

Posted by Seabird Island Band on Wednesday, May 20, 2020

May 19, 2020
Notice to off-reserve Seabird Island Band Members

Firstly, SIB staff and Chief and Council hope that you are well, staying safe and yet connected to you and yours.  Thank you for doing your best to follow the guidelines communicated by your local health authority to stay safe and healthy. 

Seabird Island Band will be providing gift cards to Seabird Island Band members living off reserve.  The gift card will be in lieu of a hamper, in a gesture to support off-reserve Band members during the COVID pandemic.

One gift card will be issued per household.  Please send an email to membership@seabirdisland.ca, or call 604 796 6877, to provide your current address for mailing purposes.  The cards will be put in the mail by May 22, 2020.  (Please do not expect them the very next day – the postal service is dealing with Christmas-like volumes during this stay-at-home time!)

This will pass: keep in touch with your community and your loved ones!


May 19, 2020 Class of 2020 Announcement


May 14, 2020 Overdose Alert


May 13, 2020
Seabird Island Approach with ISC Formula

ISC FORMULA
Indigenous Services Canada (ISC)
formerly INAC

The funding formula for First Nations as explained on the ISC website:

‘On-reserve and self-governing First Nations communities will receive funding directly from ISC. The amount provided to each community takes into account a base amount of $50,000 per community, the total number of people living in the community (based on the 2016 Census), and is then subject to possible adjustments based on remoteness (we are not considered remote) and Community Wellbeing index scores.’

This formula does not include off-reserve funding. Seabird Island Band has applied for off-reserve supports as well.

What the funding is intended for: view FULL document >>


May 12, 2020
Notice Seabird Island Community Members

Open Fire Ban
May 16, 2020 to September 30, 2020

Please be advised that an open burning ban will come into effect for Seabird on May 16th.

This does not include campfire ban this will take effect at a later date.

  • The ban will be in effect until Sept 30th (people will be able to burn again Oct 1st) unless we specify otherwise in the fall.
  • There will be no burn permits issued till after September 30th, 2020

Seabird Island Fire Dept.,
2895 Chowat Rd, Agassiz, BC, V0M1A2
Emergency call 911


Message from Chief Jim Harris

Chief Harris

Chief Harris continued communication to citizens

Posted by Seabird Island Band on Tuesday, May 12, 2020