Thank you for completing our Community Engagement Survey! We had 56 responses and found out some of these great details:
76% of respondents came to an engagement past two years.
Community dinners and Zoom engagements were the most popular.
Walking, Watersports and Gathering/gardening are people’s favourite activities.
Movies are a favourite family activity with Community dinners coming in a close second. Hiking and Castle Fun park were other popular ones.
Our newsletter, comic book and our website are our most popular materials.
90% of our respondents use Facebook! And Facebook is your favourite way to receive material.
Our email/ebulletins are also popular ways to receive updates with community dinners coming in a close third.
80 percent of those who responded had voted on the Shxwelméxwelh and 73% know that we will be asking the four communities who did not reach quorum to vote again.Best of all for our busy outreach team? 48 % of respondents said they’ like to help ensure we get community members out to vote again. We will be reaching out to you!
NOTICE ON THE STATUS OF THE VOTE ON THE CONSTITUTION
TO: ALL ELIGIBLE MEMBERS OF Áthelets (Aitchelitz), Ch’iyáqtel (Tzeachten), Leq’á:mel (Lakahamen), Sq’ewá:lxw (Skawahlook), Sq’ewqéyl (Skowkale), and Yeqwyeqwí:ws (Yakweakwioose) First Nations.
Dear Community Members:
An announcement of the result of the Vote on the Constitution will be made on Tuesday afternoon (November 17), following receipt from the Chief Electoral Officer of the Certified Final Outcome for each First Nation.
Please check back for updates.
The SXTA Leadership appreciate everyone who turned out to vote, and appreciate your patience as we await the official announcement of the result.
The SXTA Outreach team is offering voting incentives! After you vote, let our team know what size and color t-shirt you would like. You will ALSO be entered into a draw for a $1000 and a 52” TV.
This draw will take place on November 18th! If you require assistance, please don’t hesitate to contact the Outreach and Communications team @ firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the website @ www.sxta.bc.ca/vote
TO: ALL ELIGIBLE VOTERS OF Áthelets (Aitchelitz), Ch’iyáqtel (Tzeachten), Leq’á:mel (Lakahamen), Sq’ewá:lxw (Skawahlook), Sq’ewqéyl (Skowkale), and Yeqwyeqwí:ws (Yakweakwioose) First Nations.
TAKE NOTICE that a Ratification Vote will be held in accordance with the Stó:lō Xwexwílmexw Treaty Association (SXTA) Ratification Voting Procedures from Friday, November 13, 2020, to Saturday, November 14, 2020, in order to determine if the Voters of the six member First Nations of the Stó:lō Xwexwílmexw Treaty Association (SXTA) approve the Constitution (Shxwelméxwelh) of the Stó:lō Xwexwílmexw. The results of the Ratification Vote will be announced on November 15. To see more click here. Or go to sxta.bc.ca/vote
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 consult with Grand Chiefs by appointing them to the Elders Advisory Council
To address concerns around representation of our varied communities at the National Government table, leadership has decided to aim for consensus or use another process that will become part of the Governance Act. This act will be one of the first laws our new nation will create once we are self-governing.
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.”
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.”