Introducing the MST Nations Membership Newsletter

The Musqueam Indian Band, Squamish Nation, and Tsleil-Waututh Nation (MST Partnership) have come together in partnership to celebrate their cultural and family connections, and to reflect their tradition of working together collaboratively to benefit their people.

The MST Partnership and Canada Lands Company (CLC), have entered into a historic joint venture. Together, they are planning for the redevelopment of two significant parcels of land in the City of Vancouver to to create opportunity for all involved. Regular updates will be provided regarding the Heather Lands and Jericho Lands for members of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh Nations.

In the Fall 2020 MST Nations Membership Newsletter, you’ll find:
• Milestones
• Timelines
• Cultural Interpretive Plan
• Cultural Liaisons
• Contact Information

CLICK HERE to download the MST Nations Membership Newsletter

Squamish Public Library Call for Artists: Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Nation Art Installation

The Squamish Public Library invites artists from the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) Nation to submit designs for a permanent vinyl window covering for the front of the library building and the children’s area. The Squamish Public Library recognizes and acknowledges its location on the traditional territory of the Squamish Nation, and wants to further acknowledge the art, tradition, culture, and land of the Squamish Nation through this public-facing art installation.

Details

• Window design to cover no more than ~60-75% of the total available space, excluding top row of window.
• Approximate dimensions (excluding top row): front windows are 47’ L x 6’ H , front wraparound windows are 15’ L x 6’ H, children’s area windows are 17’ L x 6’ H. Artist will be required to confirm exact dimensions.
• Design will be printed on cut-out frosted vinyl in monochrome white/grey. The design should feel like an integrated part of the building and still allow for some visibility through the windows.
• Acknowledgement and information about the art and artist will be installed along with window covering.
• Artist will be paid $5,400 for digital file of their commissioned work. The Library will arrange for the production and installation of the final product, and can provide support with scanning and digitizing, if needed.

Submission Deadline: Tuesday, December 15, 2020, 5:00 pm.

How to Apply

Artists are encouraged to make an appointment to see the building in person. Contact Rachel at rbergquist@squamish.ca to book an appointment.

All proposals must be submitted to rbergquist@squamish.ca or dropped off at the Library (37907 Second Avenue) by Tuesday, December 15, 5:00pm.

Only one submission will be accepted per artist. If you have any questions, please contact Rachel at rbergquist@squamish.ca.

Submission Requirements

The following materials must be provided in pdf, or as a physical copy:
• A brief summary about yourself (~1 paragraph)
• A brief summary about your proposed work (~1 paragraph)
• Images of proposed work
• Up to 3 images of previous work
• Contact information

For full details, CLICK HERE to download the SPL Call for Artists

Contact Information

Rachel Bergquist
Squamish Public Library
Email: rbergquist@squamish.ca
Website: https://squamishlibrary.ca/

COVID-19 Care Packages Notice: November 2020

COVID-19 Care Packages

Smoked Sockeye Salmon, Potatoes, Kraft Dinner, Cake Mix, Icing, Napkins & Sanitizer Wipes

(This package contains frozen salmon & will not be left at unanswered doors)

Provided for Members collaboratively through Member Services and Squamish Nation Council

On-Reserve Delivery:

Locations: Squamish Valley AND North Vancouver
Date: Thursday, November 26, 2020
Time: 11:00 am – 4:30 pm

IMPORTANT: FOR EVERYONE’S HEALTH AND SAFETY, PLEASE STAY IN YOUR HOMES DURING DELIVERY. Contactless Delivery on your doorstep.

Off-Reserve Pickup:

Locations: Totem Hall AND NV Fish Freezer (12 Bewicke Ave)
Date: Friday, November 27, 2020
Time: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

“While Supplies Last” & “First Come First Serve” will be honoured Some items have limited quantities & later arrivals may not get full package.

*Someone may pick up for you provided they can call you when they are picking up to give verbal consent*

Off-reserve delivery is not available.

Off-reserve members who are unable to pickup can call MSS Emergency Intake at 604-982-7610 on Monday, November 30th, 2020.

CLICK HERE to view the COVID-19 Care Packages Notice

ELDER & TRADITIONAL HEALER SURVEY

The Yúustway Health & Wellness department is in the beginning stages of recruiting Elder(s)/Traditional Healer(s) for the Kal’numet Primary Care department. The Elder/Traditional Healer role incorporates traditional and cultural teachings to maintain and promote Squamish Nation cultural values, beliefs, and teachings, while supporting the organization to achieve its goal of improving health outcomes for the community.

In many First Nation communities, Elder/Traditional Healers have unique wellness and traditional healing practices. Some specialize in specific practices while others may have multiple specialties they offer to support community members’ health and wellness.

The Yúustway Health & Wellness department is seeking community feedback on possible options to recruit the position to provide the best care for the members.

All members who complete the survey will be entered into a draw for a chance to win one of two $100 gift cards to Shoppers Drug Mart.

The survey will take approximately 5 minutes to complete.

CLICK HERE TO TAKE THE SURVEY

Paper copies of the survey can be picked up and/or dropped off at:
• Health Building, Unit 9A, 380 Welch Street, West Vancouver
• Totem Hall, 1380 Stawamus Drive, Squamish

If you require assistance with completing the survey over the phone, please call 604-982-0332.

Survey closes on Friday, December 11th, 2020 at 4 pm.

CJMC New Craft Fair- NS News Gift Guide

The Christmas Craft Fair will be operated through the North Shore News Gift Guide this year. Participating Squamish Nation artists will be featured in a “Gift Guide” from December 2 to December 24.

Unfortunately due to COVID-19 restrictions, Chief Joe Mathias Centre will not be hosting the craft fair this year.

The deadline to submit for a spot in the North Shore News Gift Guide is this Friday, November 20, 2020. It is $25 a spot (Gift Guide) and there are only 20 spots available.

Artists that are interested in participating can contact:
rec@squamish.net
604-980-6338

CLICK HERE to read the CJMC Craft Fair flyer for additional information.

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