Nexwsp’áyaḵen ta Úxwumixw
Office & Contact Details
Emergency contact (after hours): 604-690-0729
Address: 12 Bewicke Ave, North Vancouver, BC V7P 1P6
Emergency contact (after hours): 604-815-7116
Nexwsp’áyaḵen ta Úxwumixw is responsible for maintaining all Nation-owned buildings, roads and general areas. The department also works to ensure all Nation-owned buildings are a safe place for the Nation’s employees and Members.
Please contact 604-980-8655 or email@example.com to report dogs running at large or any other concerns regarding animals in the community.
The Nation enforces the Animal Control Bylaw, 2004 which states in Section 18, “Every Owner of Possessor of a Dog must ensure that the Dog does not Run at Large within Squamish Lands.” And Section 19, “An Animal Control Bylaw Officer may seize and Impound any Dog:
- Found running at large,
- That is an Unlicensed Dog or
- That, the Animal Control Bylaw Officer, on reasonable grounds, believes has inflicted an unprovoked bite on a person or another animal.”
If your dog is found running at large and is impounded, it is the responsibility of the owner of the dog to pay the impound fees. The owner is subject to a fine as per Section 31 which states,
“(1) It is an offence to
- Do or cause to be done anything,
- Neglect to or refrain from doing anything, or
- Suffer or permit anyone doing anything in contravention of this bylaw.
(2) Every person who contravenes section 31(1) is guilty of an offence and is liable to imposition on summary conviction a fine not exceeding One Thousand ($1,000.00) Dollars or imprisonment for a term not exceeding thirty (30) days or both.”
Nexwsp’áyaḵen ta Úxwumixw could be interpreted to mean ‘often fixing the community’. The root word p’áyeḵen has various meanings to include setting things up, like a table for dinner. The name is a reference to the role of fixing and setting up many things.
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.
Squamish Strong Protocol Agreements Signed
As a part of the celebrations of the 100-year anniversary of the Amalgamation of Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw, we are pleased to announce the Nation is signing a Wa Iyí̓m ta Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Protocol Agreement with the City of North Vancouver, District of Squamish, and the City of Vancouver respectively.
New Squamish Nation Residential Tenancy Regulations for Sen̓áḵw
Today, the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw announces that the protections in the British Columbia Residential Tenancy Act (BCRTA) will be in place for the Sen̓áḵw development and for future on-reserve housing developments.