Squamish Nation 2SLGBTQIA+ Inclusion 

Join The 2SLGBTQIA+ Inclusion Initiative Community Advisory Working Group

Are you passionate about advocating for 2SLGBTQIA+ inclusion, rights, and issues? Apply to join the 2SLGBTQIA+ Inclusion Initiative Community Advisory Working Group 

Applications deadline extended: Monday, October 17, 2022 at 10:00 am 

All applicants must submit an application form no later than Monday, October 17, 2022 at 10:00 am.  Submitting a cover letter and resume is optional.

There are three ways to submit your application: 

  1. Email your completed application form to twospiritinclusion@squamish.net   
  2. Drop off your completed application form at Totem Hall reception, Chief Joe Mathias Centre reception, or the Main Band Office reception (320 Seymour Blvd, North Vancouver).   
  3. Mail your application to PO Box 86131 North Vancouver, BC V7L 4J5, Attn: 2SLGBTQIA+ Inclusion Initiative.
  4. Apply online. You can find the application form below. 

 

If you have any questions, please email twospiritinclusion@squamish.net .  

We are seeking volunteers who wish to contribute their leadership, expertise, and advice to Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish Nation). The 2SLGBTQIA+  Working Group is advisory in nature and will assist in providing advice regarding: 

  • The unique cultural, health, and social needs of the 2SLGBTQIA+ Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw. 
  • Engaging the community about sexual and gender diversity to make the Nation’s facilities, spaces, and events more inclusive, including single unit washrooms.    
  • Identifying and celebrating contributions by 2SLGBTQIA+ Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw. 
  • Advocating for 2SLGBTQIA+ rights, and to assist in ensuring the needs of 2SLGBTQIA+ Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw and Nation staff are being met. 

We are seeking six Squamish Nation 2SLGBTQIA+ Inclusion Initiative Community Advisory Working Group Members.  

There will be two alternate Community Advisory Working Group Members.  

Preference will be given to the makeup of a ‘balanced’ working group of people identifying as 2SLGBTQIA+ and allies. Additional consideration will be given to women, youth, and Elders.  

The successful candidates will serve a six-month term (with the possibility of extension) beginning in October 2022. This is an exciting opportunity for Members to get involved in 2SLGBTQIA+ Inclusion for our community.  

Successful candidates will meet frequently during the six-month term, likely twice a month.  

The selection of the Community Advisory Working Group will be decided by Squamish Nation staff. We will use a matrix system for reviewing applications and selecting the successful candidates.  

If you have any questions about the 2SLGBTQIA+ Inclusion Initiative Community Advisory Working Group or the application form, please email twospiritinclusion@squamish.net  

What does 2SLGBTQIA+ Inclusion mean? 

2SLGBTQIA+ is an acronym that stands for Two-Spirit, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer or Questioning, Intersex, Asexual, and additional sexual orientations and gender identities.

2SLGBTQIA+ Inclusion is identifying and removing challenges by addressing the unique needs of 2SLGBTQIA+ people so they are able to fully participate in social, cultural, spiritual, and economic life along with everyone else in the Squamish Nation. This includes (but is not limited to) raising awareness, making changes to physical spaces, and adjusting how we interact with one another.

Application Form

Application deadline extended: Monday, October 17, 2022 at 10:00 am

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