Strength and Remembrance Pole Ceremony

Carved by: Sinámkin- Jody Broomfield

To honour the Nation Day of Remembrance and the Murdered
and Missing Indigenous Women and Girls
with the celebration of the Strength and Remembrance Pole.

Please Join us on this journey to healing

Friday, October 25th at 10:00am

147 East 14th Street, North Vancouver, BC
The North Vancouver RCMP Detachment

Free parking for the event is located at 138 East 13th Street, North Vancouver

For Questions, please contact:
Cpl. Crystal Shostak, North Vancouver RCMP
~ ~ 604.969.7527

International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme

The North Vancouver School District is exploring the implementation of the International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Programme at Norgate Community Elementary School. All parents/guardians and interested community members are invited to an information session to learn more about the program.

IB Primary Years Programme information session
Monday, October 21, 2019
6 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Elder’s Centre, Squamish Nation

The International Baccalaureate Organization is a long-standing international organization that focuses on global education. There are roughly 5,000 schools in 150 countries that teach IB curricula. The programs are world-renowned for fostering student success – socially, emotionally, academically, and in extra-curricular endeavours. Students develop the personal attributes and skills that enable them to become well-rounded, globally-minded, and service oriented citizens. The North Vancouver School District has been providing IB programs since 2007 and now offers the full continuum of IB programming for students from Kindergarten through to Grade 12. All of the programs have been incredibly successful.

Norgate Community Elementary is an ideal school to become an IB Primary Years Programme school because of its location, the community’s strong level of engagement in the school, and the connection with Squamish Nation. The intercultural awareness of the IB program embodies Indigenous ways of knowing and supports ongoing student engagement on the path to reconciliation.

We hope that you can all join us to learn about this exciting opportunity for students of Norgate Community Elementary School.

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UPDATE – Food Fish Distribution

Squamish Nation’s 2018 Food Social and Ceremonial (FSC) Sockeye Salmon Catch Frozen and Canned Distribution

Please Note: Address Correction – Bewick Ave is the correct address

Squamish Nation is pleased to announce a distribution of 2018 food fish (both canned and flash frozen).

North Vancouver:
Date: October 3 – 4, 2019
Time: 12:00 Noon – 7:00 pm
Location: Mosquito Creek Marina – Off of Bewick Avenue Entrance

Squamish Valley:
Date: October 3 – 4, 2019
Time: 12:00 Noon – 7:00 pm
Location: Totem Hall, Stawamus Rd, Squamish, BC

1) 2 cases per household AND
2) 3 flash frozen Sockeye Salmon per household;
3) Adult Squamish Nation Member
4) First come first serve – “no holding”
5) NO pick up for other household or other members;
6) Not for resale.

Elders & those with disabilities:
1) On-Reserve Elders and those with Disabilities
• Can call now until 4pm on September 30th
• North Van – Tallia Reginald: 604.982.8643
• Squamish Valley: Josie Harry: 604.892.5166

Download the notice here: FOOD FISH NOTICE SEPT 2019

Post-Secondary Graduate Invitation

On the behalf of the Squamish Nation Education, Employment & Training Department (SN EE&T Department) we are inviting all Squamish Nation members who have graduated from a Post-Secondary Institution within the past 5 years to participate in a community graduation celebration.

We are requesting members to express their interest by providing the following information:

  • First & Last Name, email, and phone number, address
  • Graduation Picture
  • Name of program, Post-Secondary Institution, year of graduation.
  • Include a write up about your experience, including your area of work, and awards you have received.
  • Name of your parents, and grandparents, children, supporters you would like to include.

With your permission, your write up will be included in a postsecondary graduate booklet that we are creating. The SN EE&T Department will distribute the booklet to all Squamish Nation members on reserve and for off-reserve members it will be posted online for access.

Please submit the required documents to the Post-Secondary Student Advocate Lisa Paull, by October 31st, 2019.
We intend to host the celebration in the early fall/winter of 2019-2020 and our department will send out a formal invite to the people who have submitted information to us.

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