Chris Lewis — Syeta’xtn
In 2013, Chris was elected to his second four-year term as a member of the Squamish Nation Chiefs and Council, after five years of working at the national and provincial level for the Assembly of First Nations. Syeya’xtn is currently focusing on Squamish Nation Governance and Constitution building; fisheries and access to our aquatic resources; and sports and recreation.
Chris was encouraged by his family to learn the traditional ways of the land and pursue an academic education. He was fortunate to learn from his family and also from the greater community and elders. Chris was taught to be respectful of traditional lands and honour the interconnectedness between the Squamish people and all things on the land. He upholds these teachings – each generation is entrusted with the responsibility of being land stewards, ensuring that all our resources are used in a sustainable and respectful way.