Skuppah Indian Band - Food Security and Cultural Garden

The proposed project is the construction of the landscape infrastructure required to establish a food security and cultural garden across the road from the Skuppah Food Security Centre Building, located within the Inklyuhkinatko No. 2 Reserve south of Lytton, BC.

Project activities will include:

  • Landscape design of the garden
  • Supply and installation of hardscaping, aggregates and granular material, topsoil, hydraulic seeding, and plant material
  • Installation of fencing and site furnishings
  • Installation of walking paths and trails
  • Installation of an irrigation system
  • All other related works

This project takes place on federal lands (Inklyuhkinatko No. 2 Reserve of the Skuppah Indian Band) and has requirements under s. 82 of the Impact Assessment Act. Project works will require vegetation clearing for constructing walking paths and trails on undeveloped land covered by grass. Excavation works will be required on undeveloped land for irrigation system and burning pit. The closest waterbody is ~50 m away.

This project will enable Skuppah Indian Band to grow food on-site to safeguard and supplement their food supply, allowing them to be more self-sustaining in the wake of natural disasters that repeatedly disrupt their access to food from sources outside their community. In addition, the project will create an outdoor space that supports opportunities to host traditional food related events by nearby communities such as fish camps, canning workshops, hunting training, and food markets. Incorporating natural infrastructure will lessen their ecological footprint through waste reductio, rainwater harvesting, infiltration gardens, and tree planting.


Latest update

2023-10-16 - The public comment period on the project is closed. Infrastructure Canada is considering comments received to help inform its determination on whether the carrying out of the project is likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects.


Key documents

Key documents
Document Number Document Title File Date
2 Notice of Determination - Skuppah Indian Band - Food Security and Cultural Garden - March 27, 2024
1 Notice of Intent - Skuppah Indian Band - Food Security Centre - September 22, 2023


Infrastructure Canada
Marika Haspeck, Environmental Review Officer
180 Kent Street
Ottawa, Ontario K1P 0B6
Telephone: 613-571-6569

  • Location

    • Inklyuhkinatko Reserve No. 2 (British Columbia)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Agriculture
    • Other, not otherwise specified
  • Assessment Status

  • Start Date

  • Proponent

    Skuppah Indian Band
  • Authorities

    • Infrastructure Canada
  • Assessment Type

    Project on federal lands
  • Reference Number


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...within 200 kilometres
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