Public Works & Housing

The OKIB Public Works and Housing Department manages and maintains the infrastructure and buildings on the reserve.

Services Include

  • Maintenance of all water systems to ensure safe potable water for all members on OKIB water systems (7 separate systems).
  • Maintenance and upkeep of all Band parks.
  • Maintenance of all Band roads.
  • Maintenance of all Band buildings to ensure a safe workplace for all staff.
  • Provide housing for Band members.
  • Future housing – working with INAC/CMHC for future developments.
  • Working with INAC on current and future capital projects – be that housing/infrastructure/water.
  • Subdivision development.
  • Working with members to secure mortgages through Band approved lenders.

Capital Projects

The Water Improvement Project at Round Lake, Madeline Lake, Heart Lake and Salmon River gets underway with an open house on April 4, 2024. Click here to go to the Water Improvement Project web page.

Events & Facility Rentals


Recycling & Garbage Schedule

Band Members & Home Ownership Survey Reopened

Way’ Members,

Due to interest in participating in the survey from Members, the Home Ownership survey which was open during the beginning of 2023 will be reopened for additional responses.

The housing team is currently running a survey to better understand the needs and wants of Band Members. We ask that you only fill out this form once for accuracy of our current housing needs. If you have previously filled out this survey, please do not resubmit responses as we already have previous response data collected.

Click here to fill out the survey (estimated completion time 10 minutes)

2023 Water Project Completion Event

A Project Completion Event held April 5, 2023 to mark the culmination of our work on two major projects over the past few years. Watch the videos and check out some photos of the event:


News & Updates