Governance Policy Engagement Session

You are invited!

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.

Council would like to invite members to begin a discussion on how the community would like to amend the Governance Policy.

You can download a copy of the Governance Policy here

You may also request copies to be picked up or ordered from the Administration at 604-980-4553 or picked up from Totem Hall at 604-892-5166.

North Vancouver: Squamish Valley:
Date: Monday May 28th, 2018 Date: Thursday May 31st, 2018
Time: 5:00pm – 9:00pm Time: 5:00pm – 9:00pm
Location: Chief Joe Mathias Centre Location: Squamish Valley Totem Hall
Pickup Times Pickup Times
Seymour IR Mailboxes: 4:00pm Seymour IR Mailboxes: 3:00pm
Eslha7an: 4:20pm Eslha7an: 3:20pm
Mission Road & 1st street: 4:25pm Mission Road & 1st street: 3:25pm
Jacobs & Jacobs: 4:45pm Jacobs & Jacobs: 3:45pm
Mathias & Rivers: 4:50pm Mathias & Rivers: 3:50pm
Ikwikws: 4:55pm Ikwikws: 3:55pm

2018 General Meeting Policy Update

Memo to Membership:

To: Squamish Nation Membership
From: Squamish Nation Council
Subject: General Meetings for 2018
Date: May 23rd, 2018

The Squamish Nation Council would like to announce the following General Meetings for 2018:

  • Special General Meeting
    July 22nd, 2018 at Chief Joe Mathias Centre from 10:00am-7:00pm
  • Annual General Assembly
    September 29-30th, 2018 at Chief Joe Mathias Centre from 10:00am-7:00pm
  • Special General Meeting
    November 25th, 2018 at Totem Hall from 10:00am-7:00pm

Lunch and dinner are to be provided all of the above meetings.

On May 22nd, 2018, the Squamish Nation Council approved a General Meeting Policy in-principle for consideration by Membership. This policy requires the approval of Membership at the July 22nd, 2018 Special General Meeting and will be an opportunity for Members to bring forward amendments to the policy before its final approval.

Under the General Meeting Policy, the objective of General Meetings will be the debate and consideration of Resolutions submitted by Members. The deadline to submit a resolution is 30 days prior to a scheduled General Meeting.

The two-day Annual General Assembly in on September 29th and 30th will be a big event to bring together our Nation for a presentation on the Audited Financial Statements from the Squamish Nation’s auditors. This Annual General Assembly is a General Meeting under the General Meeting Policy and mandated in the Council Governance Policy.

Invitation to Submit Resolutions:

For the July 22nd, 2018 Special General Meeting, Members are invited to submit draft resolutions for consideration by Membership to or drop off at the Council Office. A resolution is a formal decision on or having an action take place related to the subject at hand. This is your opportunity as a member to bring your ideas forward and see if your community supports that idea.

We look forward to hearing from our members.

Thank you.

Squamish Nation Council

General Meeting Policy Documents:

PSA – Changes to Rental Tenancy Act – May 2018

Public Service Announcement: Important Notice for Renters & Landlords

This bulletin outlines several recent changes to the Residential Tenancy Act (RTA) that have been introduced by the new provincial government. We are working hard to improve housing affordability and security for renters in this province, but there’s still a lot more work to be done. In addition to our 30-Point Housing Plan, a new Rental Housing Task Force has been created to investigate and recommend further changes to the RTA. Do not hesitate to let me know if you’re interested in participating in rental housing discussions, if you have any questions, or if you require assistance understanding your rights and obligations as a tenant or landlord. – Bowinn Ma, MLA

Download the entire announcement here or click the image below

Press Release – Squamish Valley Task Force

Squamish Valley Task Force formed to protect Sacred Lands.

SQUAMISH / May 18, 2018
Press Release

Squamish Valley Task Force formed to protect Sacred Lands Effective immediately, Squamish Nation will be working in partnership with the RCMP, BC Conservation Officers, Squamish Peacekeepers and Sko-mish Valley Security Services to ensure public safety and deter environmental damage in the Squamish Valley.

RCMP checkpoints will be set up at random times and locations to inspect vehicles entering the valley. Squamish Nation peacekeepers and Sko-mish Valley Security will be patrolling popular
gathering places. BC Conservation Officers will be working closely with the Nation as well. There has been unacceptable, illegible dumping on our sacred lands as well as reckless behavior. Signage will be installed to inform visitors that Squamish Nation lands are not to be violated with trespassing, dumping, firearm use or partying.
Contact: Deanna Lewis, Spokesperson
Phone: 604 849 1469

Download Press Release here

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