New name announced for təmtəmíxwtən/Belcarra Regional Park

On October 8th, Tsleil-Waututh and Metro Vancouver announced that Belcarra Regional Park will become known as təmtəmíxwtən/Belcarra Regional Park — a new name that reflects the park’s history. təmtəmíxwtən translates to “the biggest place for all the people” in the hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓ language and the site is the largest of Tsleil-Waututh’s ancestral villages, primarily occupied as a winter village.

September 30th Pilgrimage to Commemorate National Day for Truth and Reconciliation in Honour of Residential and Day School Survivors

On September 30th, members of our Tsleil-Waututh community, and our family members from Musqueam and Squamish, will take part in a pilgrimage walk to commemorate the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. Walking from our Tsleil-Waututh Reserve, located along Dollarton Highway in North Vancouver, our community members and staff will walk 8.5 kilometres to the site of the former St. Paul’s Residential School, now the site of St. Thomas Aquinas Regional Secondary School.

Restoring the Health of Burrard Inlet

On behalf of myself, Chief Jen Thomas, and our newly elected Tsleil-Waututh Nation Council, as well as the Chiefs and Council Members that have come before us, and the staff of our Treaty, Lands and Resources Department, I signed an Agreement with Canada that is an Environmental Stewardship Agreement for the Burrard Inlet.