Addition to Reserve
Tsleil-Waututh Nation has filed an Addition to Reserve with the Federal Government of Canada to expand it’s reserve lands encompassing 45 acres located within the TWN ancestral village Squaw-uck, and next to two additional villages, Sleil-Waututh/Tsleil-Waututh Nation Indian Reserve No. 3 and Jol-gul-hook/Seymour Creek. These villages were established adjacent to the resources that helped our ancestors flourish. The return of this ancestral land to the Tsleil-Waututh Nation will help the Nation move towards economic prosperity for present and future generations, and create more opportunities for the Nation to continue to build meaningful relationships with our neighbouring communities.
We incorporate Tsleil-Waututh values throughout all of our land and business development activities and only make decisions that sustain and strengthen our culture. The decision to file an Addition to Reserve relates back to Tsleil-Waututh Nation’s mandate to expand our community land base as well as to develop new and existing sustainable business opportunities and partnerships that provide economic growth for the present community and the generations that follow.
Plans for the site will be in alignment with the Tsleil-Waututh Nation’s land use values, and will incorporate the District of North Vancouver Official Community Plan, with a focus on housing, transportation, economic growth, employment, and addressing environmental impacts and climate change.
The Maplewood North Innovation District and will add community amenities, housing and childcare facilities, among many over diverse services. The feedback received from the Tsleil-Waututh and larger community will continue to be reflected in the planning for this project. We are committed to working together with everyone to ensure this project best serves the entire community and North Shore area.