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Passing of Late Chief Richard Williams

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Squamish Nation Leader, elected Councillor, Hereditary Chief Richard Williams – Xwélxwelacha-t Siy̓ám̓ (also known as Chief Dick Williams), born on February 25, 1948 and passed away on the morning of December 9, 2023.

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.

Letter to Members | One-Time Special Payment

Nexwsxwníw̓ntm ta Úxwumixw has approved a one-time special payment of $1000 to each Member. This payment will be issued on December 7 and 8, 2023 along with the regular Distribution.

Letter to Members

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Three BC First Nations Celebrate Education Jurisdiction Agreements

Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw is pleased to announce a cultural celebration recognizing three British Columbia First Nations assuming jurisdiction over their own educational systems on their lands.

Reminder of Complete Fireworks Ban On-Reserve

As a response to concerns from Members about the disruption and safety issues regarding fireworks in our community, Nexwsxwníw̓ntm ta Úxwumixw (Council) passed a resolution in August 2022 for the control and eventual ban of fireworks on-reserve as of November 1, 2022. This ban was reaffirmed in August 2023.

Enter to Win Tickets to the BC Lions Orange Shirt Day Game

The Squamish Nation has received a limited number of tickets from the BC Lions for the Orange Shirt Day game on September 29, 2023 at 7:30 pm. These tickets are specifically intended to honour Squamish Nation Members who identify as Indian Residential School or Day Scholar survivors.

Capilano River Fishing Closures | August & September

Update September 22, 2023 Thanks to your cooperation during the weekly 24 and 48-hour fishing closures, good numbers of salmon have been able to reach the Capilano Hatchery! Regular fishing can now resume.

Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw and Partners Repurpose Little Yellow Schoolhouse

August 2, 2023: North Vancouver, BC – Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish Nation), working closely with the Vancouver School Board and Renewal Home Development, and supported by the City of Vancouver and Vancouver Parks Board, have saved an historic building from demolition.