To contact the Electoral Commission, please email email@example.comStatement - January 19, 2024
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. Each seat represents a particular region or demographic of the community.
On January 23, 2020, Nexwsxwníw̓ntm ta Úxwumixw (Council) appointed the following for a four-year term.
- Elder | Les Harry
- Squamish Valley | Jonny Williams
- Xwmélch’tstn (Capilano) | Crystal Ricketts (until 2023)
- Off-Reserve | Saul Joseph (until 2023)
- Youth | Brittany John
- Membership Registrar (non-voting member) | Monica Jacobs
The rules governing elections were contained in the 1981 Squamish Indian Band Election Regulations. In September 2015, Nexwsxwníw̓ntm ta Úxwumixw (Council) approved the creation of the Electoral Commission as an arms-length body to assist the Squamish People in exploring the topic of election reform. The following Members served this first term, engaging with the community and incorporating feedback on changes to the 1981 Regulations which resulted in the 2018 Election & Referendum Law.
- Dave Jacobs
- Christine Baker
- Crystal Ricketts
- Clarissa Antone
- Jacob Lewis
- Donalene Rapada
- Shayla Jacobs
- Renee Campbell
- Brittany John
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.