Stewardship & Territorial Land Management

Rights and Title Department

“We, the shíshálh Nation, openly and publicly declare that we have Aboriginal Title and Aboriginal Rights to our Territory, including the lands, waters, and resources that have been ours since time immemorial.  We have been given the responsibility from the Creator to care for our Territory.  Our Territory sustains our people, maintains our indigenous way of life, and is integral to our identity as shíshálh.  We have always governed ourselves and our Territory, and have never relinquished our authority or jurisdiction over such.  We assert our collective right to live as a distinct people.”

shíshálh Nation Declaration

Vision: A self-reliant and independent shíshálh Nation governing the land and resources of our territory consistent with our  culture and way of life.

Mission: shíshálh Nation is a governing entity responsible for the stewardship and protection of the shíshálh people’s relationship to the lands and resources of our territory. We undertake this work in a manner which enhances our way of life, maximizes our people’s self-sufficiency, and respects our customary laws, the exercising of our Title and Rights, international legal standards, and the common law.

The Stewardship and Territorial Land Management Division includes the following departments: Rights and Title, Resource Management, and Culture.

Contact the shíshálh Nation
Rights and Title Department

shíshálh Nation is a governing entity responsible for the stewardship and protection of the shíshálh people’s relationship to the lands and resources of our territory. We undertake this work in a manner which enhances our way of life, maximizes our people’s self-sufficiency, and respects our customary laws, the exercising of our Title and Rights, international legal standards, and the common law.

Resource Management Department

The shíshálh Nation Resource Management Department is actively involved in many cooperative fisheries, wildlife and environmental stewardship activities throughout its swiya. The main goal of the department is to protect, conserve and manage natural resources in a sustainable manner.

New Highway Signs: Learn to pronounce the traditional names

Months of the Year
Learning she shashishalhem: January
Signs and Locations
ts’uk̲w’um (Wilson Creek)
salalus (Madeira Park)
Ɂiy shenchu (Trout Lake)
ch’atlich (Sechelt)
sk̲elhp (Saltery Bay)
sk̲elh (Earl’s Cove)
xwilkway (Halfmoon Bay)
xwesam (Roberts Creek)
Days of the Week
Learning she shashishalhem: Wednesday/Thursday
Learning she shashishalhem: Monday/Tuesday
Learning she shashishalhem: Wednesday/Thursday
Learning she shashishalhem: Friday/Saturday
Learning she shashishalhem: Sunday
Feelings
Learning she shashishalhem: Content/I Don’t Know
Learning she shashishalhem: Good/Mad or Angry
Common Phrases
Learning she shashishalhem: Wash Your Hands/Hurry Up
Learning she shashishalhem: Hungry/Thirsty
Learning she shashishalhem: Good Morning