S'ólh téméxw te íkw'elò. xólhmet te mekw' stám it kwelát
This is our land. We have to take care of everything that belongs to us.
Comprehensive Community Plan
2015 - 2030
What is a Comprehensive Community Plan?
A comprehensive Community Plan (CCP) is an approach to community planning that integrates a number of key priority areas for growth and development in the community. Our CCP provides direction on how key issues in the community should be addressed leading towards self-endorsed plan that can be used to leverage funding and partnerships from external agencies.
The Nation has undertaken significant work in the past 1.5 years to develop this CCP. This includes numerous community engagement sessions with our membership in order to determine what we should do to address a variety of issues. This is critical as our community grows and we forge ahead a new future where opportunities to negotiate meaningful benefits recognized and upheld. In this new environment, it is important that our visions, goals, and proposed actions are clearly articulated and endorsed by our community.
When defining a Comprehensive Community Plan, it is important to consider what each of the words means:
Comprehensive- means that the plan reviews a wide variety of issues in depth.
Community- means that the plan is developed and endorsed by the community.
Plan- means that next steps have been identified to provide context for growth and improvement
Hí:kw - Our Values
Our vision, goals, objectives and actions are informed and guided by or fundamental values. These core values include:
Unbroken Aboriginal Rights and title to our land
Leadership by our respected Si:yám Council
Full engagement of an accountability to our membership
Mutual support and sharing within and amongst families
Respect fro our traditional cultural values and our history
respect for all things
management of our community and our lands for future generations
T:weséleq - Governance
The Nation has a custom electoral system
The Nation as a custom electoral system and is governed by Si:yám. Si:yám Council are respected people in the community who have been appointed, by their families, to provide leadership.
Si:yám Councillors may consider adopting portfolios in order to keep the Council informed of developments pertaining to band issues. Si:yám Councillors elected as the portfolio holders are not authorized to make decisions in their field, but provide the council with detailed information and recommendations so the council can make a decision as a whole group generating equality and fairness. The portfolio holder will be responsible for upholding the decisions and opinion of the Council, The purpose of this governance structure is to provide an organizational structure for the operation of the nation to maintain harmonious, respectful, effective and efficient relationships between the Si:yám, Administrator, and the Shxw’ōwhámel First Nation members.
élíyá - Goal Statement
Ensure consistent, transparent, and trustworthy governance and administration of the community and strengthen relationships with the tíyt Tribe and the broader Sto:lo community.
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