Ta na wa Chen̓tm
Chair & Council Office
Office & Contact Details
Address: 320 Seymour Blvd, North Vancouver, BC V7J 2J3
Mailing Address: PO Box 86131, North Vancouver, BC V7L 4J5
Chief of Staff: Ray Natraoro
The team provides administrative support directly to Nexwsxwníw̓ntm ta Úxwumixw and ensures the smooth running of day-to-day activities including meetings. The Council Administration team also helps Members to find the information and services they’re looking for.
Governance & Policy
The Governance & Policy team supports Nexwsxwníw̓ntm ta Úxwumixw members and the wider Ta na wa Chen̓tm team on all governance matters, including policy, process, and reporting.
Protocol is the official procedure or system of rules governing government affairs, community, or diplomatic occasions. In general, protocol represents the recognized and generally accepted system of Sḵwx̱wú7mesh courtesy by non-Sḵwx̱wú7mesh governments, businesses, and other partners. The Protocol team uses the Protocol Policy to determine how, why, where, and when to use communications and information-sharing channels with businesses, the government, and other partners and responds to requests for Sḵwx̱wú7mesh representation in the broader community.
Ta na wa Chen̓tm could be interpreted as ‘The Ones Who Are Leaned On’. This department holds up much of the administrative work for Nexwsxwníw̓ntm ta Úxwumixw. Chen̓tm refers to literally leaning on something to hold you up. Chen̓chenstem refers to metaphorically leaning on someone for support.
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.