June 17, 2021: Facebook Live Q&A hosted by the Squamish Nation Electoral Commission
September 8, 2021: All Candidates Meeting, 6:00pm at Totem Hall
September 9, 2021: All Candidates Meeting, 6:00pm at Chief Joseph Mathias Centre
September 26, 2021: General Election
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The Squamish Nation Electoral Commission’s Facebook page informs the community about the election and referendum process.
About the Electoral Commission
The Squamish Nation is governed by a democratically-elected Council for four-year terms. The rules governing these elections are contained in the 1981 Squamish Indian Band Election Regulations. Since their creation, the 1981 Election Regulations have not undergone a single change or amendment. In September 2015, the elected Squamish Chiefs and Council approved the creation of the Squamish Nation Election Commission as an arms-length body of members to assist the Squamish People in exploring the topic of election reform.
The Electoral Commission is made up of seven (7) voting members, two (2) alternates, and one (1) non-voting member. The members chosen for the Commission were asked to fill specific seats representing a particular region or demographic of the community. The Squamish Nation Electoral Commission’s term expired at the end of 2019 and Council acknowledged and thanked Dave Jacobs, Christine Baker, Crystal Ricketts, Clarissa Antone, Jacob Lewis, Donalene Rapada, Shayla Jacobs, Renee Campbell, and Brittany John for engaging with the community and incorporating the communities’ feedback which was implemented into Election Law. This was stated in the Quarterly 1 Report (January-March 2020).
On January 23, 2020, Council appointed the members for a four-year term from 2020 to 2024.The current Electoral Commission positions are as follows:
Eslhá7an & Ch’ich’ílx̱wiḵw’ (Mission & Seymour):
The Membership Registrar, provided he or she is not a candidate or a Squamish elected official, is a non-voting commission member and must not be counted for the decision of quorum, but for all other purposes is considered a full commission member. This is outlined on page 41 of the Squamish Nation Election and Referendum Law in Section 5.1.3(b).
Election and Referendum Law (Approved by membership on December 6, 2018)
Election and Referendum Regulation (Approved by membership on November 5, 2019)
If you’re interested in being nominated, have a Squamish Nation member complete a Nomination Form (SN Form EC-1). This Form needs to be returned to the Commission no later than June 28, 2021.
Currently, a nominee can pick-up a Nomination Package if they are interested in running for Council and Band Manager positions. The completed package is to be returned to the Commission no later than July 13, 2021.
Both the Nomination Form (EC-1) and Nomination Package can be sent via email to email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org or dropped off at at Totem Hall or Chief Joe Mathias Centre. (Please be mindful of the closing hours of Totem Hall or Member Services Offices.)
Member Services Office
Nomination package documents
- SN Form EC-1 – Nomination Form
- SN Form EC-2 – Nomination Package Checklist
- SN Form EC-3 – Nominee Acceptance and Oath
- SN Form EC-4 – Sponsorship Form
- SN Form EC-4A – Nomination Sponsorship Sheet
- SN Form EC-5 – Nominee Autobiography
- SN Form EC-6 – Nominee Election Statement
- SN Form EC-7 – Nominee Declaration
- SN Form EC-8 – Nominee Name Application
Click here to see a nomination and election timeline.
If you have any questions about the Electoral Commission, the Nomination process, and the upcoming elections, please contact us via email at email@example.com