Saturday, November 26, 2022
10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Location – In-person
North Vancouver: Chief Joe Mathias Centre – 100 Capilano Rd, North Vancouver, BC V7P 0A7
Squamish Valley: Totem Hall – 1380 Stawamus Rd, Squamish, BC V8B 0B5
Location – Online
Register below to receive video streaming link.
Nexwsxwníw̓ntm ta Úxwumixw (Council) is pleased to invite Members to a People’s Assembly on Saturday, November 26, 2022. Members are welcome to attend in person or online.
This meeting will be held according to Chapter 6 of the Squamish Nation Election & Referendum Law regarding People’s Assemblies.
Five $1000 gift cards will be raffled to attendees who register online for the November 26 People’s Assembly!
Members must pre-register to be eligible to win, and must be in attendance at the time of the raffle (either at CJMC, Totem Hall, or online). Elected Officials and People’s Assembly support staff are not eligible to win.
Keep an eye on on this page in the coming weeks – more information will be shared closer to the date of the assembly.
TBA. Keep an eye on on this page in the coming weeks – more information will be shared closer to the date of the assembly.
Please note: Members who have submitted draft resolutions for the November People’s Assembly will be contacted by staff to assist with finalizing and preparing their resolution for presentation at the Assembly.
TBA. Keep an eye on this page in the coming weeks – more information will be shared closer to the date of the assembly.
To submit a resolution for the Spring 2023 People’s Assembly, please email CASadmin@squamish.net to receive a Resolution Template and a Process Guide. It should be filled in and sent back so that staff can assist with formatting and make recommendations. Together we will ensure the motion is complete and ready for consideration at a People’s Assembly but you are the author of the motion.
The next People’s Assembly is the third assembly of the year, and will be held on November 26, 2022 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.
Yes. The third People’s Assembly of the year is also considered the annual general meeting. At the November 26 People’s Assembly, the Nation’s audited financial statements for the previous fiscal year are presented for review and comment. Another key difference is that the annual general meeting of the People’s Assembly has a higher quorum requirement than the other assemblies: 12 percent of eligible voters.
Quorum is the minimum number of eligible voting Members that must be in attendance for voting to occur. The numbers required for quorum are established in the Election and Referendum Law: the first two assemblies of the year require 5 percent of eligible voters to achieve quorum, and the third assembly of the year requires 12 percent of eligible voters to achieve quorum. As of right now, there are 3,157 Squamish Nation Members of eligible voting age, so the November 26 People’s Assembly will require 379 Members to attend to reach quorum.
Show up early! The meeting starts exactly at 10:00 am and quorum must be established within 45 minutes. If quorum is not reached by 10:45 am on November 26, the meeting will adjourn and no voting will occur. It is important to arrive early to sign in and receive voting instructions.
Yes! The November 26 People’s Assembly will be held in person at Totem Hall and Chief Joe Mathias Centre, and online via Zoom. Online attendees must register in advance to receive the meeting link. All eligible Members attending online will be able to vote.
If you are interested in submitting a resolution, email email@example.com. Staff will assist you in preparing your resolution for the spring 2023 People’s Assembly.