Our history spans many millennia of living on and governing our territory, with a culture created from our lands, waters, and people over generations. We continue to practice many of the traditions, customs, and ways of our ancestors and pass them onto future generations.Watch Video About Us
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About Squamish Nation
The Squamish Nation, known as Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw in our language, traces its roots back to multiple physical communities, or úxwumixw, before becoming a government entity in 1923. Most of our community resides on the North Shore of Vancouver, with a smaller population living in Squamish along the Squamish River.
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Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Members and community members can access a variety of programs and services offered by the Nation's administration, including education, language, recreation, emergency supports, and more.
Nexwsxwníw̓ntm ta Úxwumixw (Council) is the decision-making body that sets the overall direction and policy agenda of Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw, both internally and externally. Their guidance ensures the Nation is provided with an effective administration, strong financial and resource stewardship, robust risk management, and effective service delivery.
Our Membership Code lays out the rules and ways for becoming a Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Member based on our laws and traditions.
Members have raised concerns that the current Code leaves out some of our grandchildren and children. Bill S-3 provides an opportunity to engage our Members on what changes they would like to see and update our Code.Learn More
Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw History Book For Sale
We are excited to announce that tiná7 cht ti temíxw (We Come From This Land) will be published in early January 2024! The book is intended to be a snapshot – a collection of some of the multi-faceted stories and histories that are held by the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh People and a starting point for future conversations.
Squamish Strong Protocol Agreements Signed
As a part of the celebrations of the 100-year anniversary of the Amalgamation of Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw, we are pleased to announce the Nation is signing a Wa Iyí̓m ta Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Protocol Agreement with the City of North Vancouver, District of Squamish, and the City of Vancouver respectively.
New Squamish Nation Residential Tenancy Regulations for Sen̓áḵw
Today, the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw announces that the protections in the British Columbia Residential Tenancy Act (BCRTA) will be in place for the Sen̓áḵw development and for future on-reserve housing developments.