Squamish Nation Open House
September 20 & 22, 2022

All departments under one roof and ready to answer your questions! Members are invited to an Open House on September 20 at Chief Joe Mathias Centre or September 22 at Totem Hall to learn more about current projects and programs available for our communities.

Departments will have info booths where staff will be available to answer questions. Visit one or visit them all! Transportation and a meal will be provided.

There will be fish distribution to those Members who missed the August on-reserve delivery and off-reserve pick-up. Tents and a truck will be outside CJMC and Totem Hall.


September 20
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Totem Hall

September 22
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

September Open House Details

The agenda is the same for September 20 and 22.

5:00 pm - event start

5:15 pm - opening prayer and event overview

5:35 pm - highlights of big strategic projects (Generational Plan & Census, Reclaiming Education)

6:00 pm - dinner served

6:45 pm - time to explore the info booths begins with door prizes drawn throughout the evening

8:35 pm - final door prizes and closing messages

9:00 pm - event ends

Transportation to Chief Joe Mathias Centre (September 20)

Seymour IR No. 11 (Chief Harry Drive & Hunter) - 4:15 pm
Eslha7an Learning Centre (5th Street front door) - 4:35 pm
Mission IR No. 1 (Mission Road & 1st Street) - 4:40 pm
Jacobs Road & Jacobs Crescent - 4:50 pm
Mathias Road & Rivers Drive - 4:55 pm
Ikwikws Road & Skawshen Road - 5:00 pm

Transportation to Totem Hall (September 22)

Cheekeye - 4:00 pm
Brackendale - 4:15 pm
Mamquam - 4:30 pm
North Yards - 4:45 pm
Stawamus - 5:00 pm

More details coming soon!

Estx̱wáy̓usem (Finance & IT)

Ta7lnew̓ás (Education, Employment & Training)

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

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.