Governance & Structure

Nexwsxwníw̓ntm ta Úxwumixw
Chairperson & Council

Nexwsxwníw̓ntm ta Úxwumixw could be interpreted as “Always Advised by the People”. Xwníw̓n refers to a core concept in Sḵwx̱wú7mesh ways of being that in order to give good advice, one would also have been given good advice. Elders would describe this as someone with good upbringing. The name refers to the way Nexwsxwníw̓ntm ta Úxwumixw is advised by the Squamish People.

Nexwsxwníw̓ntm ta Úxwumixw is the elected decision-making body that sets the overall direction of Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw, both internally and externally. It receives a mandate to carry out the political business of the Nation from Membership through elections every four years.

Nexwsxwníw̓ntm ta Úxwumixw ensures that the Nation is provided with leadership in intergovernmental relations, effective administration, and strong financial and resource stewardship to support exceptional program and service delivery. It meets on Thursday and Friday every second week.

Nexwsxwníw̓ntm ta Úxwumixw has a responsibility to govern the affairs of the Nation as a whole and uphold its fiduciary duty to act honestly, in good faith, and in the best interests of all Members.

Contact Council

Administrative staff can be contacted using the information below. Emails for individual members of Nexwsxwníw̓ntm ta Úxwumixw are further down this page.

Ta na wa Chen̓tm (Chair & Council Office)

Phone: 604-980-4553
Mailing Address: PO Box 86131, North Vancouver, V7L 4J5


To officially and properly extend an invitation to Council.


Squamish Nation Council

Elected on September 26, 2021

Council Chairperson

Khelsilem he/they

General Councillor

Syexwáliya Ann Whonnock she/her

General Councillor

Sxwíxwtn Wilson Williams he/him

General Councillor

Sempúlyan Stewart Gonzales he/him

North Shore Councillor

Sumkwaht Shayla Jacobs she/her

Regional Councillor

Tiyáltelut Kristen Rivers she/her

Squamish Valley Councillor

Joyce Williams she/her

General Councillor

K’ána Deborah Baker she/her

In Memoriam

Xwélxwelacha-t Late Richard Williams he/him

Band Manager

Elected on September 26, 2021

Band Manager

Tsiyaliya Bianca Cameron she/her

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