Ta na wa Ns7éyx̱nitm ta Snew̓íyelh
Language & Cultural Affairs
Archives and Cultural Collections
Archivist & Librarian: Karen Ng
Cultural Collections Lead: Ayshwarya Prem
Address: Sxwimála-aw̓txw, 320 Seymour Blvd, North Vancouver, BC V7J 2J3
Sxwimála-aw̓txw can be translated to storage house/archives.
Ta X̱ay Sxwimálatncht is the name of the online database that houses the Archives, Reference Library, and Cultural Collection.
The Archives collects, preserves, and shares materials related to the history, language, and culture of the Nation. The holdings, both physical and digital, consist of textual records, newspaper clippings and ephemera, photographs, audiovisual materials, maps, and published materials. The scope of the Archives also includes administrative and departmental records of Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw.
The Reference Library consists of books and published materials about Sḵwx̱wú7mesh history, language, and culture, as well as academic research, Sḵwx̱wú7mesh sníchim related children’s books, and reference books. The Library is non-circulating; please get in touch to arrange a visit to access the collection.
The Cultural Collection are items that represent aspects of Sḵwx̱wú7mesh cultural heritage and art. The collection includes carvings, baskets, weavings, paintings, and other forms of art that are being actively collected, shared, and preserved for future generations of Nation Members. Please get in touch if you have any artwork or items to add to the Collection.
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.