Governance & Structure

Our mission is to protect the Amalgamation and enhance the úxwumixw values and traditions through respect, equality, and harmony for all. Our vision is of a Nation lifting each other up with Sḵwx̱wú7mesh care, values, and ways of knowing.

Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw Government

Our government is composed of an elected Nexwsxwníw̓ntm ta Úxwumixw (Council) – one Chairperson and seven Councillors, an elected Band Manager, and a Nation Administration overseen by the Chief Administrative Officer. We are a careful and responsible government.

We have an obligation to Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Members to carefully manage the Nation’s financial and human resources, and make decisions in the interest of the collective – for the benefit of current and future generations. Each member of Nexwsxwníw̓ntm ta Úxwumixw, as well as all other employees of the Nation, have a fiduciary duty to act honestly, in good faith, and in the best interests of the Nation while carrying out their duties and responsibilities. We do so with pride, building on the work of those who came before us.

Nexwsxwníw̓ntm ta Úxwumixw receives their mandate to carry out the political business and policy direction of the Nation from Membership through elections every four years. In turn, it provides a mandate to staff to manage the Nation’s operations based on a solid foundation of planning, policy, and procedures.

chet estétx̱w sḵwálwncht kwis nám̓stet ta úxwumixwcht tkwa tsixwnúmulh. We are determined to take our people to the destination.

Organizational Structure

Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw is on an exciting journey – rekindling our language and cultural practices, asserting our rights and title, increasing own-source revenues, and expanding the range of services provided to Members. It is important to have a modern and efficient organizational structure that has the capacity to support this vision and plan.

Strategic Plan

The Strategic Plan creates a shared understanding of our vision, values, principles, and priorities to shape who we are and where we go as an organization.

Governing Documents

Read the codes, laws, policies, financial reports, and other documents that support the Nation's work.


Nexwsxwníw̓ntm ta Úxwumixw is the decision-making body that sets the overall direction and policy agenda of Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw, both internally and externally.

Electoral Commission

The Electoral Commission was established in 2015 to oversee fair and transparent elections and referendums. It is made up of seven voting members, two alternates, and one non-voting member.