News & Updates
Take a look at recent activities and exciting announcements from the Nation.
Enter to Win Tickets to the BC Lions Orange Shirt Day Game
The Squamish Nation has received a limited number of tickets from the BC Lions for the Orange Shirt Day game on September 29, 2023 at 7:30 pm. These tickets are specifically intended to honour Squamish Nation Members who identify as Indian Residential School or Day Scholar survivors.
Capilano River Fishing Closures | August & September
Update September 22, 2023 Thanks to your cooperation during the weekly 24 and 48-hour fishing closures, good numbers of salmon have been able to reach the Capilano Hatchery! Regular fishing can now resume.
Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw and Partners Repurpose Little Yellow Schoolhouse
August 2, 2023: North Vancouver, BC – Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish Nation), working closely with the Vancouver School Board and Renewal Home Development, and supported by the City of Vancouver and Vancouver Parks Board, have saved an historic building from demolition.
Projects to Mark 100th Anniversary of Amalgamation
To help mark the 100th anniversary of Amalgamation, Ta na wa Shéway I7x̱w ta Úxwumixw (Planning & Capital Projects), on behalf of Nexwsxwníw̓ntm ta Úxwumixw (Council), completed several community legacy projects.
Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Excellence Awards Recipients
In the spirit of celebrating 100 years of Amalgamation, the Nation hosted the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Excellence Awards Gala as part of Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Days Festival 2023. The event on July 15 formally recognized Members who have made a significant contribution to our community or have worked hard to become successful and inspire others.
Squamish Strong Protocol Agreements Signed
As a part of the celebrations of the 100-year anniversary of the Amalgamation of Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw, we are pleased to announce the Nation is signing a Wa Iyí̓m ta Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Protocol Agreement with the City of North Vancouver, District of Squamish, and the City of Vancouver respectively.
New Squamish Nation Residential Tenancy Regulations for Sen̓áḵw
Today, the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw announces that the protections in the British Columbia Residential Tenancy Act (BCRTA) will be in place for the Sen̓áḵw development and for future on-reserve housing developments.
Paháyikwup Language Commissioners Appointed
Paháyikwup (Language Commission) is charged with providing guidance on Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Sníchim (Squamish Language), including certifying teachers, determining speaker proficiency levels, and creating a strategic plan for language revitalization.
Squamish Nation Appoints Division Executive Directors
Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw is on an exciting journey – rekindling our language and cultural practices, asserting our rights and title, increasing own-source revenues, and expanding the range of services provided to Members. A new organizational structure came into effect in April 2023 as the Nation continues to build capacity as a modern Indigenous government to support this vision.