Sen̓áḵw has been a Sḵwx̱wú7mesh village site for thousands of years. This project will tell the story of our Nation, working to partially right a historic wrong where our people were forcibly removed from these lands.Project Website
“The place inside the head of False Creek”
Sen̓áḵw has been a Sḵwx̱wú7mesh village site for thousands of years. This project will tell the story of our Nation, working to partially right a historic wrong where our people were forcibly removed from these lands.
An overwhelming majority of Membership voted in favour of the development of Sen̓áḵw, to create a legacy that will benefit generations of Sḵwx̱wú7mesh by returning to the land and generating economic wealth.
This historic opportunity will set the Nation on a path to complete economic independence and provide hundreds of job and entrepreneurial opportunities for Members in design, construction, and operations.
The project is being led by a partnership between the Nation’s economic development arm, Nch’ḵay̓ Development Corporation and Westbank Projects Corporation, under the partnership name Nch’ḵay̓ West. This is the largest First Nations economic development project in Canadian history.
On September 6, 2022 Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw Council Chairperson Khelsilem joined the Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau for the announcement that the federal government will provide $1.4 billion to support the Sen̓áḵw development. This is the largest loan from the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) in Canadian history.
For more information, please read the press release.
Services Agreement Signed
On May 25, 2022 Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw Council Chairperson Khelsilem and City of Vancouver Mayor Kennedy Stewart signed a Services Agreement, an important step forward in development of the Sen̓áḵw lands at the foot of the Burrard St. Bridge.
The Services Agreement creates a framework to guide the government-to-government relationship between Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw and the City of Vancouver and ensures access to municipal services, amenities, and infrastructure for the Sen̓áḵw neighbourhood over time.
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.
Services Agreement Signed for Sen̓áḵw Development
May 25, 2022: North Vancouver, BC – Today, the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish Nation) is pleased to announce the signing of a services agreement with the City of Vancouver. This agreement […]
Historic Partnership Between Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw and Canada to Create Nearly 3,000 Homes in Vancouver
September 6, 2022: Vancouver, BC – The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, was joined today by Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw Council Chairperson Khelsilem on Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw traditional territory to announce the federal government […]