Squamish Nation Appoints Interim CAO

February 22, 2022: North Vancouver, BC – Today, the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish Nation) is pleased to announce the appointment of new Interim Chief Administrative Officer Sheldon Tetreault. In this key role, Mr. Tetreault will oversee the day-to-day operations of the Nation and will support the organization as it continues to grow and evolve.

“On behalf of Council, I want to welcome Sheldon to the Squamish Nation. Sheldon is a trusted leader with a long history of supporting Indigenous success. I look forward to working closely with Sheldon as he takes on this important leadership role with our Nation.”
– Khelsilem, Council Chairperson

Mr. Tetreault has worked closely with First Nations governments across Canada for over twenty-five years. During this time, he has assisted many Nations governments working on initiatives like self-determination, education, and reconciliation. Mr. Tetreault held many senior roles in Indigenous governments, including the role of Chief Administrative Officer for the Lil̓wat7úl (Lil’wat Nation) and participated in the development and ratification of the Shared Legacy Agreement establishing the Nation as one of the ‘Four Host First Nations’ of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics. He currently sits on the Board of Directors for the Lil’wat Business Corporation.

“The Squamish Nation is a leader in Canada among First Nations’ governments. It is my privilege to work with Staff and Council as we look to build on the many successes the Nation has achieved. I’m excited to support the Nation’s vision and I am grateful for the opportunity to be a part of this next step forward.”
– Sheldon Tetreault, Interim Chief Administrative Officer

For more information, please contact media@squamish.net.

About Us

The Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish Nation) is a vibrant and dynamic Coast Salish Nation that has existed and prospered within its traditional territory since time immemorial. The Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Stélmexw (Squamish People) continue to reside in the area now described as the Lower Mainland of British Columbia. The largest proportion of Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw Members live in several urban reserve communities in the present-day cities of Vancouver, North and West Vancouver and the municipality of Squamish, B.C. Over 47 per cent of the more than 4,050 Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw Members live on-reserve, and membership is determined by guidelines set out in the Squamish Nation Membership Code. The Nation has never ceded or surrendered title to its lands, rights to its resources or the power to make decisions within its territory.