SXTA Reaches Major Treaty Milestone on the Road to Self-Government

SXTA Community Press Release

The Sto:lo Xwexwilmexw Treaty Association has reached a major milestone! – November 8th,2017

The SXTA (Stó:lō Xwexwilmexw Treaty Association) leadership has approved the Land/Capital Transfer, a crucial piece of the Agreement in Principle with the Province of British Columbia and Canada. The SXTA leadership will be going out to our communities starting with an All-SXTA Membership Information Gathering on November 22, 2017 at Tzeachten Community Centre, 5:30pm (dinner included) and continuing over the coming months to outline what the Land/Capital Transfer is and what it means for us in the context of completing Treaty negotiations and achieving self-government.

The decision to approve the Land/Capital Transfer accelerates the Treaty process. Chief Terry Horne, Political Advisor for the Treaty Negotiating Team (TNT) stated, “This is a big step forward. We have been working towards realizing our shared goals for over two decades. While we have a lot of work ahead of us, our path to self-government and a bright future for all our members is beginning to emerge.”

The SXTA has been waiting for this piece of the Agreement in Principle to be completed since submitting the proposal back in November 2013 following community engagement sessions over the past number of years.

With input from our membership, the SXTA leadership will vote on the Agreement in Principle sometime in the next year. This will pave the way to the preparation of our Constitution and Treaty. The process of Treaty negotiation will conclude with legally binding vote by the membership on whether to accept the Treaty or not.

We look forward to engaging our membership in the coming weeks, months and years in preparation for an informed vote on our Treaty.

Local Community Engagements

The Sto:lo Xwexwilmexw Treaty Association would like to invite our SXTA community members to an engagement session! World café, open space dialogue, and more..

Please see the below documents regarding Stó:lō Xwexwilmexw Treaty Association community engagement invitations.

Door prizes, a (FREE) loonie auction – get your loonie auction tickets by RSVP’ing, showing up, completing a survey, and participating in the discussions. A delicious dinner will also be provided!

Come and speak up about our treaty! We want to hear from you! See the 2 below flyers for more details and RSVP contact information.

Harrison Hot Springs Community Engagement


Tzeachten Hall Community Engagement

Vancouver SXTA Members!!!

A friendly reminder to RSVP to the community engagement for Vancouver-area SXTA members by October 19th!! The grand-prize for the (free) loonie auction is Kurios Cirque du Soleil tickets! plus more…

Vancouver area SXTA members, please join us for a meal for a world café style session about treaty! We will be hosting 2 different engagement times at the Burnaby Executive Inn & Suites conference center for our Vancouver members:

  1. October 20th from 5:00pm-8:30pm &
  2. October 21st from 11:00am-2:30pm

Come join our SXTA leadership, Treaty Negotiating Team and Outreach team! We want to hear from you!

Vancouver Executive Inn & Suites

Vancouver and USA SXTA Members!

YOUR INVITED!

The Sto:lo Xwexwilmexw Treaty Association would like to invite you to a community engagement session!

Please see the below documents regarding Stó:lō Xwexwilmexw Treaty Association community engagement invitations.

PLEASE NOTE: These 2 invites are geared more towards our USA and Vancouver members! Local SXTA members still more than welcome to attend! We have 2 more local community engagement invitations going out next week. Stay tuned for more details regarding those!

Door prizes, a (FREE) loonie auction – get your loonie auction tickets by RSVP’ing, participating and showing up!, and a meal provided!

Come and speak up about our treaty! We want to hear from you! See the 2 below flyers for more details and RSVP contact information.

Vancouver Executive Inn & Suites


USA Angel of the Winds

Tzeachten Open House

The SXTA Outreach will be attending the Tzeachten Open House on October 14th from 2pm-7pm! We will be having an information table as well as doing some Human Resource and Inventory surveys and Administration and Organization surveys! Fill out both surveys and you will be entered into 2 prize draws! Please refer to the below link for more details.

Tzn Turf Field Grand Opening and BBQ Open House

Call for Volunteers

Call for Volunteers

The Sto:lo Xwexwilmexw Treaty Association needs your help! We are seeking volunteers to give us a helping hand at our 2nd Annual Gathering! If you are able to provide us with your help, please let the Treaty Outreach team know A.S.A.P!

The Annual Gathering will be at Leq’a:mel First Nation on Saturday, July 8th. Please see the above flyer for positions, times, and more.

Volunteers will receive a special SXTA T-Shirt, registration tote and information including a lunch ticket, SXTA mug and a gift card!