We are the
Tsleil-Waututh Nation

səlilwətaɬ

ʔi ct kʷən̓et k̓ʷə xʷəlməxʷaʔɬ štəhi:m ʔiʔ həli ct wə niʔ ʔəw taʔəltal̓xʷ ƛ̓ syəw̓en̓əɬ ct

We are the
Tsleil-Waututh Nation

səlilwətaɬ

ʔi ct kʷən̓et k̓ʷə xʷəlməxʷaʔɬ štəhi:m ʔiʔ həli ct wə niʔ ʔəw taʔəltal̓xʷ ƛ̓ syəw̓en̓əɬ ct

Our holistic vision seeks to balance ethical growth with Tsleil-Waututh values.

The Tsleil-Waututh Nation is one of many groups of Coast Salish peoples living in the Pacific Northwest, throughout British Columbia, Washington, and Oregon. Our knowledge of the lands and waters of our territory has shaped our people.
Listen to a welcome message by Gabriel George
Canoe

Community News & Updates

The latest news from the Tsleil-Waututh Nation community
On May 10 & 11, 2022, Tsleil-Waututh Nation Staff, Community, and School students came together to help prep and tie cə́ləm (eelgrass) shoots for transplant. cə́ləm (eelgrass) is a flowering plant that grows in shallow, sheltered areas of the ocean and is important habitat for fish, crabs and other animals. There have been many traditional uses of eelgrass by First Nations, including as food. 
Alongside Tsleil-Waututh family, Musqueam & Squamish relatives, Chief & Council, and Tsleil-Waututh leaders, Elder Carleen Thomas, ‘Unsakhalote’, became the new Chancellor of Emily Carr University Art + Design (ECUAD). This is a special moment for our community and historically, as Carleen is the first Indigenous person to hold the Chancellor position at Emily Carr University.
The 2025 Invictus Games will be hosted in Vancouver and Whistler with support from Lil’wat, Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh Nations. The Invictus Games is an 8-day competition for wounded and ill military personnel from around the world, and has over 500 athletes from more than 20 nations competing.

Upcoming Projects

50-Unit Rental Building

A new 6-storey, 50-unit rental building is coming to our on reserve Tsleil-Waututh community. The housing will be located in the new community subdivision, along Spa-ath Road.
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siʔáḿθɘt

The TWN School offers academic programming for students in grades 8-12 and students participate in Sḵwx̱wú7mesh sníchim class, receiving credit for a second language.
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Statləw̓ District

Once Statləw̓ District is complete, it will be a community for everyone. By offering an innovative mix of employment, residential, educational, recreational, retail and community spaces, Statləw̓ District will create a neighbourhood that allows residents to live, work, play and learn all in one space.
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