The Squamish-Lillooet Regional District is found within the traditional territories of several First Nations, including the Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), St'át'imc and Lil'wat, which is a distinct Nation with linguistic, cultural, familial and political ties to the St'át'imc Nation. Each Nation is independent and self-governing.
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 enhancing relations with the indigenous communities and First Nations within whose territories the SLRD operates.
In Electoral Area C, the Winds of Change Committee is a collaborative initiative of the SLRD, the Village of Pemberton and the Líl'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: