Season 1 – The Pulse of the People
We have been in the treaty process for over 20 years and our work has led to groundbreaking changes in the way modern treaties are moving forward. There will be no extinguishment of our Aboriginal Rights and Title, the agreement will be adaptable and renewable over time and we will no longer have to take out or repay loans as we negotiate. In November 2020, the SXTA leadership asked community members to vote on the Stó:lō Xwexwílmexw Shxwelméxwelh, our Constitution, which provides the guidelines for our own way of governing our nation. In this season, we took the pulse of our people as we moved toward that milestone.
Host Sharon Desnomie asks: What is treaty? And Grand Chief Steven Point answers: It’s an agreement. An agreement between nations. . . We’ve never signed a treaty where we’ve given up our land. Yet Europeans have come. They’ve occupied our territories, they’ve taken our… More
Everyone likes a story, right? Find out what a Constitution is from Grand Chief Steven Point and how Yeqwyeqwí:ws Councillor Jazmine Horne created a way to describe the Stó:lō Xwexwilmexw Constitution not just with words, but in images too. Inspired by a comic that was created by… More
What do our communities need? Who decides and how do we go about getting those programs or services? We are coming up to a vote on the Constitution which will help define our future Stó:lō Xwexwílmexw nation. Mail-in ballots have been sent out and voting officially opens online on… More