Ta na wa Ch’áwat ta Sx̱wéx̱wel
Squamish Valley Operations
Associate Education Director: Joy Joseph-Mccullough
Phone: 604-892-5166 Ext 2231
Education Manager: Charlene Williams
The team’s main focus is to provide services for students ages three months to eighteen years old. We operate the Totem Preschool and the Tin Mun Mun Daycare for children aged 3 months to 12 years. To ensure the success of our learners in School District #48, we collaborate through an enhancement agreement and a government-to-government protocol agreement.
To be inclusive of our whole community, the Education team also provides cultural workshops for adults and Elders and is dedicated to the revival and continuation of our Sḵwx̱wú7mesh cultural teachings, practices, and language.
Tin Mun Mun Daycare is a licensed facility that provides services to Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw and other First Nation children. The daycare is funded through a federal grant and provincial childcare operating funding. This funding arrangement helps all First Nation parents that use the daycare, by drastically lowering childcare payments compared to non-federally funded programs.
We have three programs: infant and toddler class, 3-5 year old class, and after school care for 6-12 years old.
The daycare operates Monday to Friday, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm.
To learn more, or register your child, please contact Caroline_Chandler@squamish.net.
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.