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The Construction Policy defines the broad requirements and responsibilities for the construction of single detached homes on-reserve.
The Cultural Grants Policy guides the management of a cultural grants program for Nation Members to access financial support for cultural projects or events that primarily benefit Members and take place in Sḵwx̱wú7mesh territory.
The K-12 Policy informs Members about the K-12 education services and supports available through the Ta7lnew̓ás (Education, Employment & Training) department and how to access them. It is based on the following principles:
- Enhance the educational outcomes for Sḵwx̱wú7mesh students.
- Support Sḵwx̱wú7mesh students with learning disabilities or special needs.
- Promote the overall well-being of students.
- Ensure fairness, equality and transparency.
The Housing Policy outlines policies governing on-reserve housing for Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw. It is based on the following principles:
- That Members be provided assistance in the provision of their basic housing needs on-reserve.
- That continuous efforts be made to achieve steady improvements in the quality of living on-reserve.
- That the Nation’s housing program be administered in a cost-effective, service-orientated and accountable manner.
- That all Members be treated in a fair and equal manner in the distribution of both residences and lots.
- That the administrative infrastructure be separated from the political governance of the Nation.
This document sets out policies regarding the transmission of interests in custom lots from the estates of Nation Members who have passed away without a will.
The purpose of this policy is to define the broad requirements and responsibilities for the Nation’s maintenance and renovations program on-reserve.
The Post-Secondary Education Policy informs Members about the services and supports for post-secondary education available through the Ta7lnew̓ás (Education, Employment & Training) department. It is based on the following principles:
- Enhance educational outcomes for Sḵwx̱wú7mesh adult learners.
- Assist with Member access, retention and completion of post-secondary studies.
- Ensure fairness, equality and transparency.
- Support as many eligible students as possible, pending budget availability.
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 Policy guides 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.
The Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Sníchim Policy is one component of the Nation’s language revitalization plan and is intended to:
- Guide, provide for, and protect the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Sníchim.
- Provide Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw’s vision for good governance and planning for the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Sníchim.
- Implement best practices in language revitalization and maintenance to ensure efficient and impactful revitalization efforts.
The Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw Heritage Policy aligns with Sḵwx̱wú7mesh values, beliefs, and traditions, to:
- Protect, manage, and preserve Sḵwx̱wú7mesh heritage in its varied forms, tangible and intangible.Work with other individuals, institutions, and organizations in regards to the Nation’s cultural heritage.
- Protect, preserve, and sustain Sḵwx̱wú7mesh cultural integrity regarding the spiritual world, our modern-day community, and our ancestors.
- Through respect, sustain the cultural integrity of Sḵwx̱wú7mesh cultural knowledge, objects, and sites.
- Advance and promote information about Sḵwx̱wú7mesh cultural heritage.
- Sustain continuity from our ancestors to the present day by maintaining our cultural traditions and protocols.
- Advance Sḵwx̱wú7mesh cultural revitalization.
The Sports & Recreation Grants Policy guides the management of a sports grants program for Nation Members to access financial support for their athletic endeavours.
This policy defines the broad requirements and responsibilities for the management of the Nation’s ticket lottery to ensure that access to tickets is managed in a fair and transparent manner and all interested Members have an opportunity to enter.
The Whistleblower Policy sets out guidelines for the reporting and investigation of serious misconduct within the Nation where there are no procedures in place for doing so, and provides protection from retaliation to those who report serious misconduct in good faith (“whistleblowing”).
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.