Join The Membership or Membership Appeals Committee

Are you passionate about advocating for the membership rights of the Squamish People? Do you have commitment to and knowledge of the history, laws, customs, traditions, language and the cultural and communal life of the Squamish Nation? Apply to join the Membership Committee or the Membership Appeals Committee!

APPLICATION DEADLINE EXTENDED: OCTOBER 27, 2022 AT 4:30 PM

Both committees are accepting applications until October 27, 2022 at 4:30 pm. Successful candidates will serve a 3-year term ending on September 30, 2025.

Download an application below or contact CASadmin@squamish.net for more details.  

About the Committees

The Squamish Nation Membership Committee was established through the Squamish Nation Membership Code (2000) as the body responsible for reviewing applications for membership in the Squamish Nation. Guided by the applicable membership criteria guidelines in the policies, the Membership Committee makes well-informed, fair, and equitable decisions around membership. The committee is also responsible for supplying written reasons for decisions and producing reports when requested by Council.

In Winter 2022, Member Services will be launching an engagement process to seek feedback from members on the Membership Code. The Squamish Nation Membership Code contains the rules that govern entitlement to be on the Membership List as “Member.” The Squamish Nation would like to address the sex-based biases that are placed upon the Squamish Nation Membership Code 2013 by the Indian Act. With the S-3 Act, there is an opportunity to update the Code to address these inequalities for the betterment of our people. The Membership Committee will be integral ambassadors for promoting interest in the engagement process.

We are seeking six (6) Squamish Nation Membership Committee Members, at least two (2) of whom must be Elders. The successful candidates will serve a 3-year term ending on September 30, 2025. This is an exciting volunteer opportunity for community-oriented, culturally-connected, and fair-minded individuals to help ensure that Nation Members receive their rights under the Membership Code.

The structure of the Squamish Nation Membership Committee must consist of not less than two (2) Elders, four (4) additional members, and the Registrar. The Registrar is an individual appointed by Council, as required by ISC, to maintain the Membership list, assist Members with applications for membership, and coordinate Membership and Membership Appeals Committee Meetings.

The Squamish Nation Membership Appeals Committee (“Appeals Committee”) was established through the Squamish Nation Membership Code (2000) as the body responsible for reviewing appeals of Membership Committee decisions. Guided by the applicable membership criteria guidelines in the policies, the Appeals Committee makes well-informed, fair, and equitable decisions around membership. The Committee is also responsible for supplying written reasons for decisions.

In hearing appeals, the Appeals Committee considers evidence originally provided to the Registrar or Membership Committee, and must decide whether to uphold or repeal the decision of the Registrar or Membership Committee.

In Winter 2022, Member Services will be launching an engagement process to seek feedback from members on the Membership Code. The Squamish Nation Membership Code contains the rules that govern entitlement to be on the Membership List as “Member.” The Squamish Nation would like to address the sex-based biases that are placed upon the Squamish Nation Membership Code 2013 by the Indian Act. With the S-3 Act, there is an opportunity to update the Code to address these inequalities for the betterment of our people. The Appeals Committee will be integral ambassadors for promoting interest in the engagement process.

We are seeking seven (7) Squamish Nation Membership Appeals Committee Members, at least three (3) of whom must be Elders. The successful candidates will serve a 3-year term ending on September 30, 2025. This is an exciting volunteer opportunity for community-oriented, culturally-connected, and fair-minded individuals to help ensure that appeals to Membership Committee decisions are duly considered under the applicable policies.

The structure of the Appeals Committee must consist of not less than three (3) Elders and four (4) additional members.

The ideal candidate is a Squamish Nation Member who is passionate about advocating for the membership rights of Squamish People. You have commitment to and knowledge of the history, laws, customs, traditions, language and the cultural and communal life of the Squamish Nation. You are interested in genealogy and understand your family’s historic family ties to the traditional lands of the Squamish Nation. You have demonstrated interest and involvement in Squamish Nation community and culture, whether you live within or away from the community. You are enthusiastic about policy and have the ability to ensure policy guidelines are upheld in decision-making. You are a highly confidential person who can handle sensitive personal information with discretion and tact.

Download Application Forms

How to Apply

Please submit the following for consideration for the position:

  • Application form
  • Resume with relevant experience & qualifications
  • Cover letter
  • Three references

 

Please apply in one of the following ways:

  • Email your application form and supporting documents to CASAdmin@squamish.net (preferred)
    Be sure to include the phrase“Membership Committee Application” or “Membership Appeals Committee Application” in the subject line of your email.
  • Drop off your application at 320 Seymour Blvd, North Vancouver, BC, V7J 2J3, Attn: Council Advisory & Support
  • Mail your application to PO Box 86131 North Vancouver, BC, V7L 4J5, Attn: Council Advisory & Support