Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw 2026 Launched

ta s7ulh sḵwelḵwálwen kwi esch’éch’ewát (Our Strategic Plan)

The Squamish Nation Strategic Plan 2020–2023 was adopted in February 2020 after being developed collaboratively over three facilitated sessions with Nexwsxwníw̓ntm ta Úxwumixw (Council) and Directors between May 2018 and October 2019. The objective of the plan was to create a shared understanding of our organization’s vision, values, and principles to shape who we are and where we go as an organization.

In September 2021, a new Nexwsxwníw̓ntm ta Úxwumixw was elected and in late November, the update to Squamish Nation Strategic Plan 2020–2023 was initiated with three goals.

First, the updated plan is intended to communicate what the priorities are for this Council over the course of their four-year term. Secondly, the plan has a new section on values to help our staff and external partners understand how we act on our guiding principles. Finally, the plan will be monitored via key performance indicators (KPIs) to be developed after the plan is passed and which are intended to guide the plan towards successful outcomes.

The plan update was conducted through a combination of online surveys and in-person facilitated sessions that took place between February and May 2022. The process was overseen by a Strategic Planning Team that included the Council Chairperson, Chief Administrative Officer, staff from several departments and an external consultant.

Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw 2026 defines who we are as a government and lists concrete actions to achieve our four strategic visions.

  • Txwnam̓ ta Stélmexw (For The People)
  • Wa ta Ts’its’áp’nitumulh Chet (For Our Government)
  • Txwnam̓ ta Temíxwcht iy ta Stáḵwcht (For Our Land and Waters)
  • Txwnam̓ Tkwétsi na Nchém̓usntúmulhaswit (For External Relations)

When the unexpected occurs and multiple priorities come in front of us, Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw 2026 helps us travel together and find new opportunities while staying true to our values and mission.

Click here to read more about the Strategic Plan.

chet estétx̱w sḵwálwncht kwis nám̓stet ta úxwumixwcht tkwa tsixwnúmulh (we are determined to take our people to the destination).