Squamish Nation Trust – Comprehensive Plan Review

The Squamish Nation Trust must conduct a Comprehensive Review every four years, and the next review is scheduled for 2022. The Trust would like to give Members the first opportunity to submit a proposal before they look for a contractor outside the Nation.  

The Squamish Nation Trust is looking for Member-owned and businesses and consultants to submit proposals to conduct the Comprehensive Plan Review

Interested in submitting a proposal for the Comprehensive Plan Review? Contact Christopher Angeconeb, Administrative Trustee: 

Email: christopher.angeconeb@td.com

Phone: 604-659-7437

The deadline to submit a proposal to conduct this work is February 28, 2022.

What is the Comprehensive Plan?

  • It’s a plan to use Trust income in ways that Membership supports and will give the greatest benefit for all Members
  • The Trust must conduct a Comprehensive Plan Review every four years, and the next review is scheduled for 2022.

 

The Comprehensive Plan Review would include:

  • Preparing the survey for Members.
  • Having online capabilities for Member responses.
  • Attending community functions during the spring and early summer, for in-person surveys.
  • Compiling all data and summarizing responses in a report.

 

The expectation is for this work to be completed by July 31, 2022

  • What is the Squamish Nation Trust?
  • Who are the Trustees?

On May 11, 2000, the Government of Canada signed a Settlement Agreement with the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish Nation) to settle a series of claims first commenced by the late Chief Joe Mathias on June 30, 1977.  Nation Members ratified the terms of the Agreement.  

As compensation for this settlement, Canada paid the sum of $92.5 million into a Trust account governed by a Trust Agreement. Under the terms of the Agreement, the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish Nation) Trust has been established to hold the funds remaining after the initial distribution and any income earned on the remaining funds from the settlement for the benefit of the current and the future generations of Members of the Nation. 

Funds from the income may be available on an annual basis for projects after all Trust expenses are paid (including 20 per cent of the income for annual distribution to Members).  These funds are made available to Members and Nation Departments.

Learn more about the Squamish Nation Trust.

Trustees

The Nation Trustees are appointed by Nexwsxwníw̓ ntm ta Úxwumixw (Council) to serve staggered four-year terms. No members of Nexwsxwníw̓ ntm ta Úxwumixw are eligible to serve as a Trustee. The Trust Agreement requires an independent Trust Corporation to be appointed as the fifth Trustee. The Trustees are to administer the Trust in accordance with the Trust Agreement and the Comprehensive Plan which has been approved by Membership, and an established Investment Policy.

December 3, 2020 – September 30, 2024

 

December 18, 2018 – September 30, 2022 

 

The independent administrative trustee is The Canada Trust Company (TD), Chris Angeconeb.