Snuneymuxw First Nation
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Snuneymuxw First Nation is striving to create opportunities to fulfill our potential as individuals, families, and as a Nation. The dynamics that guide our work can be found in the wisdom of our Elders and our Snawayalth (teachings).

Administrative Services provided to our people work to implement the vision and decisions legislated by Chief and Council and has the authority to distribute funds.

As such, we provide above average and a variety of programs and services on reserve.

Health Services

Health Services supports adults, elders, children and families who live on and off reserve by providing preventative services and advocacy. Health focuses on Children and Youth services, Mental Health and Addictions, Primary Health Care, Chronic Illness Prevention, Communicable Disease Control and Environmental Health.

Health Centre:

1451 MacMillan Road, Nanaimo, BC

Phone: 250-740-2337

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Education Services

Education services includes the liaison of the Qwam Qwum Stuwixwulh Community School and the support education areas.

Education provides education and training support and services to all Snuneymuxw First Nation members. It also provides adult learning services and oversees the youth program.

Qwam Qwum Stuwixwulh Community School:

1390 Stuywut St, Nanaimo, BC
Phone: (250) 754-3033

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The Community Social Services facilitates financial assistance who meet the criteria for income assistance under the service's policy guidelines. It also advocates for families and children to preserve cultural and community relationships.

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Community Housing Services

The Housing Services maintains a housing program for members living on reserve. This includes the CMHC Social Housing, Renovation and Maintenance and an Elder's minor repair and maintenance programs.

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Lands and Resource Services

The Lands services has the responsibility to advance and protect the interest of the Snuneymuxw First Nation's Treaty Rights and Aboriginal Title and Rights over lands and resources throughout Snuneymuxw territories. This includes liaising with Federal, Provincial, Municipal and other First Nation governments as well as third parties who wish to use the lands and resources of the Snuneymuxw territories.

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Capital and Infrastructure Services

The five-year capital plan that is submitted each year to Aboriginal and Northern Development Canada (AANDC) is derived from past and current SFN membership input, operational concerns and future capital development. The plan identifies all construction projects for Snuneymuxw such as water and waste-water systems, storm systems, road-works, foreshore works, new housing and housing renovations and future building developments, such as new schools, health center and a community wellness center.

The five year capital plan serves as a planning tool and is structured to present a meaningful perspective of Snuneymuxw First Nation’s short-range and long-range needs.

Future projects include improvements to environmental concerns, SFN community health, future growth, feasibility and sustainability.

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