The Ashcroft Indian Band believes in a strong, healthy community where people and traditional values are respected. We are proud of our long history as a First Nations People, but we also believe in progress. We have shown that hard work, good leadership, and an entrepreneurial spirit can improve the lives of the members of the Ashcroft Indian Band.
The Band has much in common with its neighbours in the surrounding communities of Ashcroft, Cache Creek and beyond. As Chief Blain has said many times, “We believe that working together is the best course for all of us.”
Don’t Stop Thinking About Tomorrow
The Ashcroft Band’s To-Do List
Together, as a community, the Ashcroft Indian Band has made great strides forward over the last decade, but there still more to do.
The Band has built a small water treatment facility that services the Ashcroft Travel Centre.
For several years, it has been studying various options to improve the drinking water quality for the entire reserve. The Band is close is to identifying the right plan and considering linking up with the Village of Ashcroft’s water treatment plant upgrade.
The Ashcroft Travel Centre along with Tim Hortons, located along the TransCanada Highway, is proving to be a successful project. Work is being done to find funding to improve access to the Travel Centre by building highway entrance and take-off lanes.
The Band has recently commissioned a feasibility study to look at the potential for a commercial greenhouse garden operation in the old racetrack area of the reserve. Simon Fraser University has offered to provide training for greenhouse staff. It would mean an additional source of revenue as well generate jobs for Ashcroft Band members and people in the area.
Business conditions are constantly changing. The band is always looking ahead and ready to adapt. It is currently considering a number of new projects.