Generating wealth and creating prosperity from economic opportunities for current and future generations of the Skwxwú7mesh Nation.

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About Nch’ḵay̓

Nch’ḵay̓ was established in 2018 as the economic development arm of the Squamish Nation. Its mandate is to develop, manage and own the active businesses of the Nation, and was created to allow for the separation of business and politics within the Squamish Nation. The name Nch’ḵay̓ was chosen as a reference to the Great Flood – the flood that forced Squamish Nation ancestors to tie their canoes to the highest mountain in the territory, Mount Garibaldi, in order to survive.


About Squamish Nation

The Squamish Nation consists of 23 villages and is comprised of descendants of the Coast Salish Aboriginal people who live in the present-day Greater Vancouver area, Gibson’s Landing and Squamish River watershed. The Squamish Nation has occupied and governed the territory since beyond recorded history. The Squamish Nation’s culture is rich and resilient. The Nation continues to practice its customs and traditions, which are strongly interconnected with the traditional territory. Together Squamish lands, customs and traditions are the foundations of who the peoples are as Skwxwú7mesh.

Board of Directors

Nch’ḵay̓ Board of Directors

The Squamish Nation Council went through an extensive process in collaboration with Boyden Canada to ensure they built an exceptional leadership team. Below, we would like to introduce you to the members of the Nch’ḵay̓ Board of Directors.


Mindy Wight

Chair (Squamish Nation Member)


Jay-Ann Gilfoy

Vice Chair


Bernd Christmas


Chris Lewis - Ancestral Name: Syeta’xtn

Squamish Nation Council Spokesperson & Councillor


Gordon Harris



Marcus Wooden

Squamish Nation Council Member


Mike Magee


Selected Project


Sen̓áḵw, noun:
“The place inside the head of False Creek.”

Sen̓áḵw, verb:
“The start of something beautiful; respect for nature, for indigenous peoples, for healing, and for a new path forward.”

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(604) 985-1533


1681 Columbia Street North Vancouver, BC V7M 1A5 Canada



1681 Columbia Street North Vancouver, BC V7M 1A6, Canada