Governance Policy

The Squamish Nation Council received legal advice recommending that its Governance Manual be revised to ensure legality, consistency, conciseness and readability.

Council is proud to announce we intend to proceed with a Squamish Nation membership consultation process regarding the Governance Manual now that this legal review is complete.

Following a Council Motion dated January 25, 2018, Clark Wilson LLP was instructed to proceed with its recommended revisions to the Governance Manual. The initial review looked at broad, high-level issues with the Governance Manual. Clark Wilson LLP has completed a comprehensive analysis as requested.

What was previously called the Governance Manual is now called the Council Governance Policy.

The comprehensive review included recommended amendments that provided: cosmetic edits; revisions to ensure it meets standard legislative drafting practices and conforms to principles of statutory interpretation; and alteration of the title to Council Governance Policy.

This file is available for download here: LINK
as well as at the top of the Chiefs and Council page on this website here: LINK

Next Steps:

Council would like to invite the community to Community Engagement sessions on the Council Governance Policy. We feel it is vital for Membership to contribute to the rules and procedures for their elected Council. Dates and locations are being confirmed and we will update you ASAP.

SFU Job Posting – April 2018

Applications are being accepted for the following temporary instruction positions in the following course(s) within the Fall 2018 Academic Term (September – December 2018).

Limited Term Lecturer Instructorship

Applications are being accepted for two Term Lecturer appointments the First Nations Languages Program, Department of Linguistics. Each appointment is a 0.5 FTE position with a course load of four courses.†

First Nation Language: Skwxwú7mesh
Course Location: Metro Vancouver, BC

Please click the thumbnail below to download the entire application package

Parents as Literacy Supporters Program

Are you interested in early Family Literacy?

The Education, Employment & Training Department is offering the Parents as Literacy Supporters Program, (PALS) is a program that gives parents and caregivers new ways to support their preschool and kindergarten-aged children’s learning in fun and interactive ways.

Download the entire notice by clicking on the image below:

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Skookum Festival – Call to Artists and Cultural Groups


SKOOKUM is a festival that celebrates and inspires the spirit of creativity – fusing cultures, communities, and creativity into a celebration of music, art, and food. Get ready for a celebration of music, creativity and culinary excellence set in the heart of Vancouver’s iconic Stanley Park. This is an experience for our city and region to come together and discover the collective creative spirit that excites and unites.

The festival will feature multiple stages for contemporary music, live and multimedia art installations, roaming and surprise pop-up performances, a sophisticated food and beverage program, and more. Contemporary Indigenous artists will be showcased alongside regional, national and international groups, creating an authentic tapestry of our Country and Province. For more information please visit

Please see the attached call out for Indigenous Visual Artists, Artisans and Cultural Groups. Brand Live are really looking forward to receiving applications and to see what elements of Indigenous art we can showcase at SKOOKUM!

SKOOKUM – Call Out for Cultural Groups

SKOOKUM – Call Out for Visual Artists

SKOOKUM – Call Out for Artisans + Vendor

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