s7ulh wa nexwniw̓éyalh
Our Ways of Education

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Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Name: s7ulh wa nexwniw̓éyalh (Our Ways of Education)
s7ulh wa nexwniw̓éyalh speaks to the oral advises from our family, that is put inside our hearts and minds from a young age. 

Reclaiming Education - Community Vote December 1 to 30, 2022

We are taking back control over the education of our children. As a Nation, we must vote yes in order for us to reclaim control of our preschool to Grade 12 community education. There are three different ways to vote:

1. Vote in person on December 1, 2022 or December 30, 2022 from 9:00 am – 8:00 pm at Totem Hall or CJMC

2. Vote online from December 1, 2022 9:00 am – December 30, 2022 8:00 pm

3. Vote via mail by contacting OneFeather and requesting a ballot. Additional information to come. 

Questions? Contact us: reclaiming.education@squamish.net

Why Vote Yes?

What is the vote for?

We must vote yes and approve these two documents in order for us to reclaim control of our preschool to Grade 12 community education:

1. Process for how our Education Law will be developed and approved (Education Law-Making Protocol)

2. An education agreement with Canada (Jurisdiction Agreement)

Once our Nation has voted yes, we can start developing our own education system and law—one that is uniquely Sḵwx̱wú7mesh.

Timeline to Reclaiming Education

Preparing to vote...
Community Engagement
Engage with community and Council. Develop the Education Law-Making Protocol.
Time to vote...
Voting Day
Vote yes if you want to reclaim control over our preschool to Grade 12 community education.
If we vote YES...
Shaping our Education System
Begin the work of developing our Nation's Education Law through ongoing community consultation.
Now - November 2022
December 1 to 30, 2022
December 2022 onwards