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.

Say-Nuth-Khaw-Yum / Indian Arm Provincial Park Boat Tour

Tsleil-Waututh Nation members took staff from the Province of BC for a tour of Say-Nuth-Khaw-Yum, the Indian Arm Provincial Park. Our cultural leaders spoke about importance of protecting park and significance to our Tsleil-Waututh people. The park’s area is a key place of cultural and spiritual significance where our people have practiced our culture since time immemorial.

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation – September 30, 2021

September 30th, 2021 will mark the first observance of the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.

We know that members of our Tsleil-Waututh community will continue to do the good and meaningful work we have always done. We will check on our survivors and their family members, listen to and share our truths, and continue to bring awareness to our struggles and our strengths, as we move forward in healing.

Introducing our new Chief & Council!

We would like to introduce you to our new Tsleil-Waututh Nation Elected Chief & Council members, whose term began July 1, 2021, to June 30, 2025. Head on over to our Elected Chief and Council page to learn more about the experiences, cultural work, and backgrounds that Chief Jen Thomas and each of our new councillors brings towards the self-governance and leadership of our Nation.

COVID-19 Community Update from Chief Jen Thomas

As the summer comes to a close, the COVID-19 pandemic carries on. We have been weathering this storm for more than a year and a half, and we have been able to do so because of the support and care from our TWN Community Members.

Mental Wellness Toolkit

In response to the ongoing announcements of the many unmarked Residential School graves across Canada, the TWN Mental Wellness team are here to provide support services.

cə́ləm (eelgrass) transplanting work underway at Maplewood

Tsleil-Waututh’s Treaty, Lands and Resources Department is working alongside the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority to restore cə́ləm (eelgrass). It’s part of the Port’s Habitat Enhancement Program and is now in the final phase of work for the Maplewood Marine Restoration Project.