School Clothing Allowance

We are pleased to announce there will be school clothing allowance for the 2016/2017 school year. The allowance is available to:

  • Parents / guardians of all Sumas First Nation member children attending pre-school, kindergarten and grades 1-12 in the 2016 / 2017 school year,
  • SFN member parents for their non-status children attending pre-school, kindergarten and grades 1-12 in the 2016 / 2017 school year.

In order to receive the school clothing allowance, parents/guardians must fill out the School Clothing Allowance Application form within the eligible time period.

The eligible time period is August 9, 2016 to October 28, 2016.

Download the application here

Upon receipt / approval of the application, SFN will have cheques available for mailing out or ready for pick-up within two weeks of the application.

If you have any questions please contact Jennette Pierre (nee Silver) at 604-852-4041.

Fresh Sockeye Salmon Distributed to Community Members

Sockeye Salmon

July 28, 2016 was a busy day here at the Sema:th Lands office. We were able to distribute an estimate of 175 freshly caught sockeye to community members.

The fish were distributed on a first come, first serve basis, primarily to elders and those who didn’t have access to fishing. We recorded and tracked all portions of fish distributed.

The Sema:th Lands & Resources Department would like to thank all of those that helped out and made the distribution possible.

A huge thank you to SFN staff, fishermen, Counsellor Murray Ned (Kwilosintun), and all the volunteers that took part in the busy day. I witnessed a lot of happy smiling faces and was also shown gratitude and appreciation from each community member as they received their share of fish. For the love of Sockeye!

Introducing New Member of Lands and Resources Department

As the newest member of the Lands and Resources Department, I would like to introduce myself.

My name is Josephine Kelly (Josie), Lands and Resource Officer. I am a Sumas member and have resided in the community for the last 3 years.

I have been an active member of the Se:math Lands Advisory Committee since it was first formed in 2008.

Previous to joining the Lands & Resource Department, I was employed as a Community Health Worker for 8 of the surrounding communities.

Along with community outreach, I have a strong administrative background. I have many goals for Se:math Lands, but protecting and ensuring a healthy and prosperous environment for our community is my main goal. With that being said, I am thankful to be given the chance to work within our community.

I can be contacted at 604-852-4040 ext. 27 or email: with any questions or feedback regarding Se:math Lands. T

Thank you kindly and have a great day.
Josephine Kelly
Lands and Resource Officer

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