THE BAND OFFICE IS CLOSED BUT WE ARE STILL PROVIDING HEALTH SERVICES. Seabird Island is doing its best to both protect and support the community. As such the Band Office has reduced its services to Essential Services only.

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

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, 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!

2020 Graduation Announcement

May 15, 2020

Community hampers for next week!

One hamper per household will be available for Community Members to pick-up from the Band Office gym. Please drive to the gravel parking lot beside the gym.

Heads of household only. Please contact Nathon Jimmie if someone besides head of household is picking up.

Wednesday May 20th, noon to 8 p.m.

Please stay in your vehicle until directed by staff to come forward for your hamper.

You will need to sign for your hamper.

This is from the emergency supplies that we had stockpiled for a COVID crisis. We are all thankful that all signs are showing that a crisis has been averted.

Nathon Jimmie 604 796-6877 or email:

May 14, 2020

Overdose Alert

May 12, 2020

Chief Jim Harris – Message to community

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

May 8, 2020

Seabird Island Approach with 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:

April 2, 2020