The Squamish-Lillooet Regional District is found within the traditional territory of both the St'át'imc and Squamish Nations. Each Nation is independent and self-governing. In the case of the St'át'imc, eleven distinct communities comprise the larger St'át'imc Nation.
While the SLRD does not provide direct services to the residents of the First Nations communities located within the region, the organization is committed to strengthening relations with the St'át'imc and Squamish governments and their people.
In Electoral Area C, the Winds of Change Committee is a collaborative initiative of the SLRD, the Village of Pemberton and the Lil'wat and N'Quatqua Nations (both St'át'imc communities), formed with the goals of building healthy relationships and reducing the harm associated with drug and alcohol misuse. In Electoral Area B, the SLRD worked collaboratively with the District of Lillooet and the St'át'imc to develop an Agricultural Area Plan for the sub-region. The SLRD hopes to continue forging more trusting, respectful and effective relationships with local First Nations governments.
As the region's original inhabitants, First Nations People are an important part of the story of our region – past, present and future. To learn more about the rich and diverse First Nations culture and heritage within the region, please explore the resources below: