Squamish Nation Disappointed in Mass Stranding of Salmon on Cheakamus River

North Vancouver, BC – The Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish Nation) is deeply disappointed about the failure to protect salmon in the Cheakamus River following a BC Hydro ramp down operation between October 1 and 3, 2021. This significant stranding event impacting thousands of fish follows a similar tragedy in 2019.       The salmon is important to Squamish way of […]

Squamish Nation Annual Report 2021 Published

We are pleased to share syétsem tl’a syelánm (Annual Report) 2020-2021 with membership. Prepared in accordance with Squamish Nation Financial Administration Bylaw 2019, the Annual Report is a publication which highlights the successes and challenges of the previous year by reporting on the Nation’s operational and financial performance. It also shares how well the Nation […]

Stay COVID-19 Smart – Tackle Misinformation

There are confirmed COVID-19 cases in our communities. We continue to deal with these cases under the guidance of Public Health. It is important to keep in mind that these numbers are low and fluctuate as Members recover. Exact numbers are not being shared at this time to protect the privacy of Members who may […]

Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw Submits Response to BC’s DRIPA Draft Action Plan

The Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw has submitted a report to the Government of British Columbia in response to its request for feedback on the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act (DRIPA) Draft Action Plan.   DRIPA is an important piece of provincial legislation that was passed in November 2019 to formally adopt the principles set out in the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples […]

Átl’ḵa7tsem named Canada’s 19th UNESCO Biosphere Region

For several years, the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw, Howe Sound Biosphere Region Initiative Society (HSBRIS), a broad network of Indigenous Nations and other communities have been collaborating to get the Átl’ḵa7tsem (Howe Sound) area designated as a UNESCO Biosphere Region. On September 15, 2021, it was officially announced as Canada’s 19th UNESCO Biosphere Region, and the third […]

Language Commission Nominations Now Open

The Language Commission is seeking Nominations for Commissioners On July 8, 2021, Squamish Nation Council approved the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Sníchim (Squamish Language) Policy. One important component of the Policy is the Language Commission. What is the Language Commission?The Language Commission will provide a voice for the community and guidance on language programming that will impact future […]

Census 2021 is coming to Squamish Nation

Squamish Nation Council gave permission for Statistics Canada staff to enter onto reserves in North Vancouver and the Squamish Valley from June 16 to July 17, 2021 in order to collect information for the 2021 Census. Read the authorization letter from Council here. On July 15, Council authorized an extension to that work until July […]

Electoral Commission Q&A Session June 17

Do you have questions about the upcoming elections in September? The Squamish Nation Electoral Commission is holding a Facebook Live Q&A this Thursday to discuss the new electoral process and address questions potential nominees may have about running for a Council position. Date: Thursday, June 17Time: 7:00 pm – 7:30 pmPlace: Electoral Commission Facebook page […]