The Nation Administration is comprised of four divisions, each overseen by an Executive Director who reports to the Chief Administrative Officer.
Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw is on an exciting journey – rekindling our language and cultural practices, asserting our rights and title, increasing own-source revenues, and expanding the range of services provided to Members. A new organizational structure came into effect in April 2023 as the Nation continues to build capacity to deliver that vision as a modern Indigenous government.
The existing departments have been realigned into four divisions, each of which is managed by an Executive Director who reports to the Chief Administrative Officer.
- Ḵ’iyáx̱an Ch’áwch’aw (Community Services)
- Nexwníw̓mamin Ch’áwch’aw (Territory & Culture Services)
- Nexwnínlhewá7nem Ch’áwch’aw (People Services)
- X̱etx̱ítayus Ch’áwch’aw (Corporate Services)
This new structure will help to improve the services we deliver to the community. We expect greater coordination, communication, and collaboration between the departments which will facilitate more holistic services to give Members the support they deserve, on- and off-reserve.
Chief Administrative Officer
Sheldon has 25 years of senior level management and policy experience with Indigenous governments and organizations across the country. Sheldon brings strong leadership, facilitation, planning and negotiating skills to the CAO role. He has a Masters of Public Administration degree and a Bachelor Arts (Honours) degree in Comparative Development Studies.
Ḵ'iyáx̱ an Ch'áwch’aw (Community Services)
The infrastructure and services required for our people to live together in safe and thriving communities.
Nexwnínlhewá7nem Ch'áwch’aw (People Services)
The programs and services that provide wrap around supports for our people to live healthy and engaged lives.
Nexwníw̓ mamin Ch'áwch'aw (Territory & Culture Services)
Departments that protect our land, water, and resources while honoring the inherent connection to our language and culture.
X̱ etx̱ ítayus Ch'áwch'aw (Corporate Services)
Organizational services that support the running of a modern efficient Indigenous government.
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.