s7ulh kwis úxwumixw
Our Way of Being a Nation

s7ulh kwis úxwumixw is the name given to the Nation’s project to develop a constitution. The project was formed from a mandate from the Squamish People through Resolution 1-2022 at the People’s Assembly held in November 2022.

Visit the Constitution Project Website

About the project

The constitution will set out the foundational principles, authorities, limitations, and structures of the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw government. As per People’s Assembly Resolution 1-2022, a Sḵwx̱wú7mesh constitution could include topics such as the:

  • Fundamental principles of the Skwx̱wú7meshulh and how it is to be governed.
  • Sḵwx̱wú7meshulh system of government, including specific responsibilities of the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw government.
  • Aboriginal, Indigenous, civil, and human rights and the responsibilities of Members and non-Members.
  • Mechanisms for the protection of the interests of the Squamish People.
  • Rights of the lands, waters, and environment of the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh territory.
  • Principles that speak to the management of our territory.
  • The formula for making amendments to the constitution.
  • Provisions to deal with financial administration that speaks to the management of our funds.
  • Other matters.

Learn more at constitutionproject.net

2025 Referendum

The constitution will be brought to the people in a referendum during the next general election in September 2025.

Working Group

We are pleased to announce that ten Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Members have accepted invitations to serve on the s7ulh kwis úxwumixw (Our Way of Being a Nation) Working Group:

  • Tsúnumut, Brad Baker
  • Kalxiĺhalwet, Stefani Beverly
  • Sisolia, Donna Billy
  • Paitsmauk, Dave Jacobs
  • Monica (MJ) Jacobs
  • Syeta’x̱tn, Chris Lewis
  • Khelsilem, Dustin Rivers
  • Syexwáliya, Ann Whonnock
  • Jessie Williams
  • Johny Williams