Squamish Nation Open House
November 5, 2022

Members are invited to the Department Open House on Vancouver Island. Squamish Nation departments will be there to discuss current projects and programs available for Members. 

Ts’ixwts’ixwnítway (Member Services) will be at the Open House distributing fish to Members who missed the August on-reserve delivery and off-reserve pick-up.

Location: Cowichan Community Centre, Heritage Hall, 2687 James Street, Duncan

Date: November 5

Time: 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

We encourage Members to register before the event to assist us with organizing the fish distribution. To register, please email mss@squamish.net.

If you have any questions, contact Member Services at memberssupport_services@squamish.net or 604-982-7610.

Some projects you will hear more about include the Generational Plan and Reclaiming Education. Check out one info booth – or all of them – to share your thoughts and get your questions answered!

Agenda

12:00 pm - Event begins
12:15 pm - Opening prayer and event overview
12:35 pm - Highlights of big strategic projects (Generational Plan & Census, Reclaiming Education)
1:00 pm - Lunch served
1:45 pm - Time to explore the info booths begins with door prizes drawn throughout the evening
3:35 pm - Final door prizes and closing messages
4:00 pm - Event ends

Departments:

Ayás Mén̓men (Child & Family Services)

Chén̓chenstway (Human Resources)

Ts’ixwts’ixwnítway (Member Services)

Ta7lnew̓ás (Education, Employment & Training)

Ta na wa Ns7éyx̱nitm ta Snew̓íyelh (Language & Cultural Affairs)

Ta na wa Yúus ta Stitúyntsam̓ (Rights & Title)

Ta na wa Chen̓tm (Council Advisory & Support)

Estx̱wáy̓usem (Finance)

Ta na wa Ch’áwat ta Sx̱wéx̱wel (Squamish Valley Operations)

Ta na wa Shéway I7x̱w ta Úxwumixw (Planning & Capital Projects)

Yúustway (Health & Wellness)

An Open House is an informal event arranged by Nation administration to share information about programs, services, and strategic initiatives. Members have an opportunity to interact with and ask questions of department Directors and employees. 

How is an Open House different from the People’s Assembly or a Town Hall?

The People’s Assembly is a formal meeting of Membership held according to Chapter 6 of the Squamish Nation Election & Referendum Law. It is held three times a year, presents pre-determined topics (eg. the annual budget), and a certain number of Members must attend to meet quorum. Members wishing to present at a People’s Assembly must submit a Member Resolution. For more information about the People’s Assembly, please visit www.squamish.net/peoples-assembly

A Town Hall is a meeting organized by Nexwsxwníw̓ntm ta Úxwumixw (Council) around a specific topic with the opportunity for Q&A. It is less formal than the People’s Assembly as the schedule and structure is not set by the Squamish Nation Election & Referendum Law. For more information about Town Halls, please visit www.squamish.net/town-hall.