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2017 Rating

2017 Rationale

Efforts to bolster the Skwxwú7mesh ÚxwumixwSquamish Nation’s language and traditions have ignited a period of cultural renewal and continuity for Átl’ḵa7tsem/Txwnéwu7ts/Howe Sound’s Indigenous people. (Assessment is not appropriate due to the nature of the subject).

NB: An update for Skwxwú7mesh Úxwumixw/Squamish Nation Stewardship was not available at the time the 2020 report was released. If an update becomes available, it will be added here.

The following is an excerpt from the full 2017 article. Download the full article for all content and references.

Skwxwú7mesh Úxwumixw/Squamish Nation


Authors: Julie Gardner, Ph.D., Dovetail Consulting Group
Reviewer: Chief Bill Williams, Lead Negotiator, Aboriginal Rights & Title, Skwxwú7mesh Úxwumixw/Squamish Nation Chief

Ian Campbell, Cultural Liaison Ambassador & Negotiator, Skwxwú7mesh Úxwumixw/Squamish Nation

Chief Gibby Jacob, Executive Operating Officer, Skwxwú7mesh Úxwumixw/Squamish Nation Councillor

Chris Lewis, Skwxwú7mesh Úxwumixw/Squamish Nation

Excerpt from 2017 article

The Skwxwú7mesh Úxwumixw/Squamish Nation has started work to develop their own plan for Átl’ḵa7tsem/Txwnéwu7ts/Howe Sound, which is the next step in painting a holistic vision for Skwxwú7mesh Úxwumixw/Squamish Nation territory. It will build on the land use plan for the upper watersheds, Xay Temíxw – Sacred Land, by incorporating plans for the marine environment and stream catchments to the mouth of Átl’ḵa7tsem/Txwnéwu7ts/Howe Sound.

Read the full article to see what else is happening.

Background: View looking towards the mouth of Átl’ḵa7tsem/Txwnéwu7ts/Howe Sound. (Credit: Tracey Saxby, Visual Science)

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