Category: Community Notices

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.

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.

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.

Projects to Mark 100th Anniversary of Amalgamation

To help mark the 100th anniversary of Amalgamation, Ta na wa Shéway I7x̱w ta Úxwumixw (Planning & Capital Projects), on behalf of Nexwsxwníw̓ntm ta Úxwumixw (Council), completed several community legacy projects.

Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Excellence Awards Recipients

In the spirit of celebrating 100 years of Amalgamation, the Nation hosted the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Excellence Awards Gala as part of Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Days Festival 2023. The event on July 15 formally recognized Members who have made a significant contribution to our community or have worked hard to become successful and inspire others.

Paháyikwup Language Commissioners Appointed

Paháyikwup (Language Commission) is charged with providing guidance on Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Sníchim (Squamish Language), including certifying teachers, determining speaker proficiency levels, and creating a strategic plan for language revitalization.

Progress on Drinking Water Access in Cheakamus

The deadline to submit a compensation claim has been extended to March 7, 2024. If you have any questions or need support, please email

Holiday Message From The CAO

Nexwníw̓en ta nexwniw̓ tl’a Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (follow the ways of the Squamish)* Best wishes to you and your family this holiday season. I have been working as the Chief Administrative Officer […]