Squamish Valley Task Force formed to protect Sacred Lands.
SQUAMISH / May 18, 2018
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
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Are you Interested in Joining an Advisory Committee to Council?
Dear Squamish Nation Members, Council is seeking applicants for four Advisory Committees:
- Elders Advisory
- Youth Advisory
- Budget & Financial Reporting Advisory
- Housing Advisory
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2018-2019 Program at SFU
Kwi Awt Stelmexw is the home of the Squamish Language Academy. This program is envisioned as a 1,000 hour immersion program for adult 2nd language learners of the Squamish Language. It is broken into two stages. Year one is 900 hours of immersion instruction and work while year two is another 500 hours of immersion instruction of work. Year 1 is for beginner students and Year 2 is for graduates of the Year 1 program.
The long-term objective of the two-year Squamish Language Academy is to contribute to the successful reclamation of the Squamish Language by providing people with the opportunity to become advanced level fluent speakers with the ability to pass the language on to future generations.
The Year 1 program is called the Squamish Language Proficiency Certificate. It is offered through a partnership with Simon Fraser University’s First Nations Language Proficiency Certificate Program. SFU has three campuses: Vancouver, Burnaby, and Surrey. This program currently takes place only at the Vancouver campus. In addition, this program is structured as cohort program with four university courses in the fall term and five in the winter term.
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