Ian Campbell, Cultural Liaison Ambassador & Negotiator, Squamish Nation
Chief Gibby Jacob, Executive Operating Officer, Squamish Nation Councillor
Chris Lewis, Squamish Nation
Excerpt from 2017 article
The people of the Squamish Nation are in a time of powerful cultural renewal and revitalization. Interest in and adherence to cultural traditions and practices, including learning Sḵwx̱wú7mesh snichim (the Squamish language), is growing strongly. This follows a period when cultural continuity was somewhat interrupted by external forces. Thus, while Sḵwx̱wú7mesh snichim is critically endangered, the language is still a vital part of the Squamish culture.
Read the full article to see what else is happening.
What can you do?
- Study the Nation’s stories and cultural history.
- Visit the Squamish Líl’wat Cultural Centre at slcc.ca. The Centre manages cherished collections of the Squamish Nation, and has many ambassadors from the Nation who work there and provide a daily tour of the facilities.
- Keep an eye open for events you can attend, like art shows or Powwows – try the Squamish Nation Facebook page — facebook.com/SquamishNation
- Engage with the Squamish Nation on planning for Howe Sound.