Cornerstone has led the development of a multi-year Strategic Planning process for the Shxw’ōwhámél First Nation.
Shxw’ōwhámél First Nation and Cornerstone
Cornerstone’s Indigenous Planning team was engaged to provide a strategic plan for the Shxw’ōwhámél Administration; during the process, we were asked to expand the scope to develop a new, comprehensive multi-year strategy, including a review of Council policies and procedures.
This project included close and sustained engagement with members of the Nation’s Si:yam (Council), senior Administration staff and advisors, and community representatives, to consider and express a Vision for the community, articulate the cultural and traditional values that guide their approach to community development, and clearly identify specific operational deliverables to work towards in the coming 3-5 years. We incorporated historic documentation, previous planning documents and traditional language and cultural practices to link the future plan with the present and the past.
The Leaders and senior staff created a comprehensive “Vision-to-Action” plan for the community, both at the broad level, and with specific departmental work plans. The Plan is to be presented to the community and Council Si:yam for approval and implementation.
We gratefully acknowledge that we work on unceded land of xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh), and lək̓ʷəŋən People, known today as the Esquimalt and Songhees Nation.