Community Engagement Survey Results

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!

To see the full report click here.

Stó:lō Xwexwilmexw Treaty Association Self-Guided Art Tour

Stó:lō Xwexwilmexw Treaty Association Outreach is thrilled to share a fun, COVID-19 safe activity. Our team has created a self-guided art tour, which showcases many of our local artists work. Tour S’ólh Téméxw traditional territories. We hope families can use this tour to connect even during this time of isolation. Feel free to download this and share with anyone that might be interested.


Land Use Planning Game and Contest

Learn about Land Use Planning and have a say in what can be done on your Treaty Lands, open to children and youth too. The whole family can participate!
Enter for a chance to win a $100, $300 or $500 Visa gift card by participating in the land use planning game at https://planning.stoloconnect.com/
Draw takes place December 21 at 4:00 pm

Notice on the Status of the Constitution Vote

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.

WE APPRECIATE YOUR VOTE!

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 @ outreach@sxta.bc.ca or visit the website @ www.sxta.bc.ca/vote

VIRTUAL 2020 SXTA Annual Gathering

SXTA Members!!

Join us this year at our 5th Annual Gathering VIRTUALLY! We will be live on our Facebook page @TheSXTA ! 

Guest speakers include Chief Derek Epp of Tzeachten, and Cheryl Casimer of Ktunaxa Nation.

Prizes include an Apple Watch! A TV! Gift Cards!

We will be doing our $500 annual draw for all those have been participating in our engagements – but you must be present on our Facebook Live event to win these prizes!

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 consult with Grand Chiefs by appointing them to the Elders Advisory Council

 DECISION MAKING

  • 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.

See the full explanation in our NEWS BULLETIN