Líl̓wat Nation Special Events Policy
In 2012 Líl̓wat Nation Chief and Council passed a Special Events Policy (Policy #02-2012) to ensure that special events held on Reserve Lands follow all the necessary safety procedures and are aligned with the values and objectives of Líl̓wat Nation.
The Policy applies to events that are “open to the general public and are held for the purpose of a celebration or have a specific theme and have a predetermined opening and closing time.”
The policy does not apply to community events such as weddings, sports tournaments, pow-wows, rodeos, or events with less than 200 people attending and are not-for-profit.
For anyone seeking to hold a special event within Líl̓wat Nation Reserve Lands, the following steps must be followed:
- Applicant provides an initial letter to Chiefs and Council outlining the type and scale of the event
- Chief and Council will either support the event to move forward through the application phase, or respond to the applicant informing them that this event has not been accepted.
- If the applicant moves forward, a $250 deposit must be provided along with a full package of information for Chief and Council to make its final decision.
For more information please see the policy in full (Líl̓wat Nation Special Events Policy).
Líl̓wat Nation Chiefs and Council will not be meeting again until September 2019 to review applications for events. Therefore, Special Events are not permitted to occur on reserve land until Chiefs and Council can convene to follow due process for review and approval.
You can view the approved Líl̓wat Nation Band Council Resolution
If you have any questions please contact the Land and Resources Department.