News & Updates

Take a look at recent activities and exciting announcements from the Nation.

Sports & Recreation Grants

Applications are now open for Cycle 1 of the 2024 Sports & Recreation Grant. Deadline to submit applications is Friday, March 8, 2024.

Cultural Project Grants

Applications now open!  Grants are available to fund projects or host events that will benefit our Sḵwx̱wú7mesh community. Deadline to apply is Friday, February 23, 2024.

Statement from the Electoral Commission

We wish to provide an update regarding the vacant Nexwsxwníw̓ntm ta Úxwumixw (Council) seat following the passing of our late respected Councillor and Elder.

Passing of Late Chief Richard Williams

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Squamish Nation Leader, elected Councillor, Hereditary Chief Richard Williams – Xwélxwelacha-t Siy̓ám̓ (also known as Chief Dick Williams), born on February 25, 1948 and passed away on the morning of December 9, 2023.

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.

Letter to Members | One-Time Special Payment

Nexwsxwníw̓ntm ta Úxwumixw has approved a one-time special payment of $1000 to each Member. This payment will be issued on December 7 and 8, 2023 along with the regular Distribution.

Letter to Members

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Three BC First Nations Celebrate Education Jurisdiction Agreements

Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw is pleased to announce a cultural celebration recognizing three British Columbia First Nations assuming jurisdiction over their own educational systems on their lands.

Reminder of Complete Fireworks Ban On-Reserve

As a response to concerns from Members about the disruption and safety issues regarding fireworks in our community, Nexwsxwníw̓ntm ta Úxwumixw (Council) passed a resolution in August 2022 for the control and eventual ban of fireworks on-reserve as of November 1, 2022. This ban was reaffirmed in August 2023.