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.”
The Shxwelmexwelh/Constitution was approved by Leadership on September 23, 2019. With the draft document in hand, Outreach and Communications team members moved forward with a series of community events, digital and door-to-door engagements from October 2019 to March 15, 2020. Their goal was to engage Stó:lō Xwexwilmexw Community members in learning about and providing feedback on the Constitution.
The results of that community engagement have been tallied in this report and will be mailed or emailed to community members. It can also be found by clicking here or on the picture below.