Members are invited to a Town Hall on July 5 or 7, 2022 to hear how the Nation is working to establish a holistic approach to community public safety. Like many First Nations, the problems we face are complex and complicated, but we will work together to create the community we all need and deserve.
Wa cht estétx̱w sḵwáwncht kwis kwíyin̓tsut i tkwi úxwumixwcht. We are determined to take action in our community.
The Nation is focused on prevention, advocacy, and education strategies and tools. At the upcoming Town Hall, Nexwsxwníw̓ntm ta Úxwumixw (Council) will discuss the work undertaken so far and future plans. Recognizing that there are many elements to public safety, there will also be presentations by the First Nations Health Authority (FNHA) and the BC First Nations Justice Council (BCFNJC).
Can’t make it to the Town Hall? A recording will be created and shared with Members.
A Town Hall is a meeting organized by Nexwsxwníw̓ntm ta Úxwumixw around a specific topic with the opportunity for Q&A. It is less formal than the People's Assembly as the schedule and structure is not set by the Squamish Nation Election & Referendum Law.
How is a Town Hall different from the People's Assembly or an Open House?
The People's Assembly is a formal meeting of Membership held according to Chapter 6 of the Squamish Nation Election & Referendum Law. It is held three times a year, presents pre-determined topics (eg. the annual budget), and a certain number of Members must attend to meet quorum. Members wishing to present at a People's Assembly must submit a Member Resolution. For more information about the People's Assembly, please visit squamish.net/peoples-assembly.
Open Houses are informal events arranged by Nation administration to share information about programs, services, and strategic initiatives. Members have an opportunity to interact with and ask questions of department Directors and employees.
The agenda is the same for July 5 and 7.
Meal 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Presentations by Nexwsxwníw̓ntm ta Úxwumixw, FNHA, and BCFNJC 6:00 pm – 6:45 pm
Q&A 6:45 pm – 7:45 pm
Closing remarks 7:45 pm – 8:00 pm
Transportation to Chief Joe Mathias Centre (July 5)
Seymour Mailboxes - 4:00 pm
Eslha7an Learning Centre - 4:20 pm
Mission Road & 1st Street - 4:25 pm
Jacob & Jacobs - 4:40 pm
Mathias & Rivers - 4:45 pm
Ikwikws Road & Skawshen Road - 4:50 pm
Transportation to Totem Hall (July 7)
Cheekeye - 4:00 pm
Brackendale - 4:15 pm
Kowtain - 4:30 pm
North Yards - 4:45 pm
Stawamus - 5:00 pm