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:
The deadline to submit a proposal to conduct this work is February 28, 2022.
What is the Comprehensive Plan?
The Comprehensive Plan Review would include:
The expectation is for this work to be completed by July 31, 2022
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.
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.