The ceremony will honour the Squamish Nation, Canim Lake Band, and Ditidaht First Nation officially assuming control of their own educational systems
For immediate release | September 25, 2023 – Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Territory
Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish Nation) is pleased to announce a cultural celebration recognizing three British Columbia First Nations assuming jurisdiction over their own educational systems on their lands. Squamish Nation (Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw), Tsq’escen’ (Canim Lake Band) and Ditidaht First Nation all finalized their agreements with the federal government over the summer.
These three First Nations now join ʔaq’am, Cowichan Tribes, Lil’wat Nation, and Seabird Island, who were the first cohort of Participating First Nations to sign education jurisdiction agreements last year.
In celebration of the official signing, the three Nations will come together today for a cultural ceremony on Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) territory. Representatives from all three First Nations, the First Nations Education Authority (FNEA), First Nations Education Steering Committee (FNESC), the province of British Columbia and Canada will participate in the celebration and be available for on-site interviews.
Location: Chief Joe Mathias Centre, 100 Capilano Road, West Vancouver
Date: September 25, 2023
Time: 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
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