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Continuing our journey toward self governance, protection of our lands and culture for future generations through treaty.
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ANNOUNCEMENTS SQWÉLQWEL
ANNOUNCING CHANGES TO OUR SHXWELMÉXWELH/CONSTITUTiON - We heard you! Our leaders agreed to the following changes to the Stó:lō Xwexwílmexw Shxwelméxwelh based on our community members’ input. XWEXWÍLMEXWÓ:LLH LÁLÉM -  YOUTH ADVISORY COUNCIL The age range is amended to 14 to 25 and an alternate will also be appointed. If the youth is elected to council, another Youth Advisory Council member will be chosen. SÍ:YÓLEXWE LÁLÉM - ELDERS ADVISORY COUNCIL We added a standard term of four years for Elders representatives and included an alternate. SI:YÓ:MELH LÁLÉM - GRAND CHIEF ADVISORY COUNCIL The Grand Chiefs Advisory Council was removed. Villages can… Continue Reading
SXTA Trip to Maa’nulth territories - In February 2020, a group of SXTA leaders and staff went to Vancouver Island to visit the communities who came together to sign the Maa'nulth Final Agreement - Huu-ay-aht; Toquaht; Uchucklesaht; Yuułuʔiłʔath; and Ka:'yu:'k't'h'/Che:k:tles7et'h'. "Our trip to see the Maa'nulth group was actually to find out information from the treaty groups on their experience and also some of their expectations from that treaty process. . . What I found from their governance is that each of them were unique. It wasn't a cookie cutter process. They each defined what governance meant to themselves." Chief Alice… Continue Reading
SXTA trip to Nunatsiavut - In January 2020, Tzeachten Chief Derek Epp and staff members visited Nunatsiavut, Labrador to learn about that nation's governance model. "[Nunatsiavut has] six different communities, similar in style to what we have proposed with individual communities who still operate independently. But they also come together as a collective national government to take on various jurisdictions and issues at a national level." Chief Derek Epp To learn more about this trip listen to Episode 5 of our Stó:lō Signal Podcast (out on Aug. 28) Continue Reading