Media Advisory: Tsleil-Waututh Community to take part in a Pilgrimage to Commemorate the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation in Honour of Residential and Day School Survivors

The North Shore News interviewed Tsleil-Waututh Nation School vice-principal Sarah Martz to discuss the new Indigenous-focused graduation requirements and what these changes mean to TWN. They also review what Tsleil-Waututh currently does to incorporate Indigenous education into the current school curriculum at siʔáḿθɘt. 

Tsleil-Waututh Nation at the UN Ocean Conference in Lisbon, Portugal

On June 27 – July 1 2022, Treaty, Lands and Resources (TLR) staff Carleen Thomas, Hillary Hyland and Jessica Steele attended the UN Ocean Conference in Lisbon, Portugal. The Governments of Kenya and Portugal co-hosted the conference whose theme was: Scaling up Ocean Action Based on Science and Innovation for Sustainable Development Goal 14: Stocktaking, Partnerships and Solutions.

Vancouver park named in hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓ and Sḵwx̱wú7mesh language

On June 17, there was a beautiful celebration in this beautiful city that is home to Musqueam, Tsleil-Waututh and Squamish people, explains Gabriel George, Director of Treaty Lands and Resources. In the colonisation of these lands we were erased, and today some of the erasure was undone. Our collective Nations came together and put a name on this beautiful park.
The names are: sθәqәlxenәm in the hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓ language and ts’exwts’áxwi7 in the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh language.

Transplanting cə́ləm (eelgrass) to Restore Ecosystems in Burrard Inlet 

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. 

Elder Carleen Thomas Chancellor Installation with Emily Carr University

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.

Invictus Games coming to Vancouver-Whistler

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.

North Shore News interviews siʔáḿθɘt vice-principal Sarah Martz

The North Shore News interviewed Tsleil-Waututh Nation School vice-principal Sarah Martz to discuss the new Indigenous-focused graduation requirements and what these changes mean to TWN. They also review what Tsleil-Waututh currently does to incorporate Indigenous education into the current school curriculum at siʔáḿθɘt.