Spokesperson Wilson Williams (Sxwíxwtn)

Spokesperson & General Councillor, Squamish Nation (Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw)

Sxwíxwtn Wilson Williams has dedicated his life to furthering the cultural, economic, and geographical interests of the Squamish Nation. A proud Nation Member who was born and raised on the Skwxwú7mesh Úxwumixw homelands, Sxwíxwtn is passionate about giving back to his community. Currently serving his third term on Squamish Nation Council, Sxwíxwtn also acts as one of two appointed Spokespersons for the Squamish Nation.

An elected official with a background in communications,  Sxwíxwtn carries a full portfolio. He is committed to protecting Squamish lands and waters through the assertion of historical rights & titles, while ensuring a bright and sustainable economic future for all Members. A passionate ambassador and knowledge keeper of the Nation’s rich history, culture, and language, Sxwíxwtn believes deeply that respecting and understanding the Nation’s past is an essential component in informing decisions that will carry the Nation forward.

Committed to furthering “True Reconciliation”, Sxwíxwtn believes walking with the Squamish People on all decisions is integral as he continues to build meaningful external relationships, both close to home and around the world.

A true believer in the power of sport as a catalyst for growth,  Sxwíxwtn is a devoted volunteer with the Community’s sports development programs. He also believes in the medicine of music and creativity and loves to play rhythm guitar. A loving husband and father to three young girls, Sxwíxwtn is now passing down the sacred teachings he holds to ensure a bright and positive future for the next generation, and for generations to come.

Speaker Sessions

Welcome and Opening Plenary

  • Intersectional Track
  • Ensuring Water Security
  • Building Resilient Communities
  • Restoring and Protecting Nature
  • Reaching Destination Net Zero
Session Date
Wednesday, Feb 14 2024 | 8:00 AM - 8:25 AM
Chief Jen Thomas Tsleil-Waututh Nation (səlilwətaʔɬ)
Spokesperson Wilson Williams (Sxwíxwtn) Spokesperson & General Councillor, Squamish Nation (Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw)
Elizabeth Shirt President, GLOBE Series
Managing Director, CBSR
Chief Wayne Sparrow (yəχʷyaχʷələq) Musqueam (xʷməθkʷəy̓əm)