Membership Code Update

Our Membership Code lays out the rules and ways for becoming a Squamish Member based on our laws and traditions. Originally developed in 1987, it was updated in 2000 and 2013.

Under our current Code, status under the Indian Act is a requirement to apply for Squamish Membership. The federal government has since made changes to status eligibility through Bill S-3 to remove sex-based discrimination in status registration rules.

Members have raised concerns that the current Membership Code leaves out some of our grandchildren and children. Bill S-3 provides an opportunity to engage our Members on what changes they would like to see and update our Code.

The project is led by Ts’ixwts’ixwnítway (Member Services), with close support from the Membership Committee and the Membership Appeals Committee, and guidance from Nexwsxwníw̓ntm ta Úxwumixw (Council).

Do you have questions about this project?  Phone: 604-982-7610 | Email:

Membership Code Update Logo Design

Sḵwx̱wú7mesh artists are invited to submit your logo designs for the Membership Code update. Your artwork could be featured throughout this project!

Deadline: November 1, 2023
Compensation: The selected artist will receive $500.

How to submit your design:

1. Include your logo design including drawings or digital designs.

2. Provide your contact information including your name, phone number, and email.

3. Submit your artwork to Member Services by email to You can mail or drop it off in-person at 380 Welch St, Unit 6, West Vancouver, BC V7P 0A7.

If you have any questions about this call out or the project, contact


Information Sessions are opportunities to learn more about the Membership Code and discuss your thoughts related to Squamish Membership. There aren’t upcoming information sessions planned at this time, however we will add more information on this webpage, newsletters, Squamish Nation app, and Squamish Nation Facebook page once details are finalized.

In-person and online information sessions were held in May and June, and September 2023. See more about what was discussed in the Spring 2023 Info Package above.

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