Governance & Structure

Request to Speak

Looking to meet with Squamish Nation Council? See the below tips and deadlines to consider as you prepare. If you have any questions or require further information, please contact Ta na wa Chen̓tm (Chair & Council Office) at


  • Seek Council committee endorsement.
  • Submit requests to present at least three weeks before the Council or Committee meeting.
  • Submit requests with a briefing note, slide deck, and resolution (if a decision is required).
    • Briefing note and resolution templates are available further below for your convenience.
  • Questions are welcome. Please contact if you need any further information.

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Present at a Council Committee Meeting

Before requesting to meet with Council, presenters should first seek endorsement from a Council committee. Committees can provide crucial feedback and space for discussion/collaboration. Requests are reviewed by Ta na wa Chen̓tm (Chair & Council Office) staff and committee Chairs.

Council committees meet monthly. If you are unsure which committee your item should be presented to, please contact the CCO team to discuss. We can provide more information on the key duties and responsibilities for each committee and determine which committee(s) best aligns with your request. Requests to present to a committee must include the same documentation and follow the same timelines as identified below.

Council Committee Request Form

Present at a Council Meeting

For best results, submit early. Requests must be submitted at least three (3) weeks in advance of the meeting. For example, if a meeting was scheduled on March 15, the meeting request and all documents must be submitted no later than February 25.

Requests must include the following documents: a briefing note, a slide deck, and, if a decision is required, a draft resolution. Briefing note and resolution templates (with drafting tips) are available further below for your convenience.

If the request is incomplete or submitted later than three weeks prior to the meeting, the item will be postponed to a subsequent meeting.

Preparing an item to come to Nexwsxwníw̓ntm ta Úxwumixw is a collaborative process – Ta na wa Chen̓tm (Chair & Council Office) staff are ready to assist and answer any questions you may have. To ensure all submission deadlines are met, we recommend that presenters begin thinking about upcoming presentations a few months in advance. If there is any other information or support you need, please contact We look forward to receiving your requests.

Council Meeting Request Form

Members Request Form to Speak with Council

Members must submit the form with the agenda item or subject they would like to bring forward to Nexwsxwníw̓ntm ta Úxwumixw. Members must demonstrate that they have fully attempted to resolve the matter through the respective department or senior management before submitting a request.

Members Request Form

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