Transplanting cə́ləm (eelgrass) to Restore Ecosystems in Burrard Inlet 

Congratulations to Councillor Dennis Thomas for being named to Business in Vancouver Top 40 Under 40!

As our Nation’s Senior Business Development Manager, Dennis works hard to oversee Tsleil-Waututh’s economic development projects, ensuring that each project contributes towards supporting the well-being of our Nation and our community members.

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. 

Tsleil-Waututh Awarded Heritage BC Grant

Tsleil-Waututh has been successful in our grant application to acquire laboratory equipment and supplies to outfit our archaeological laboratory and repository. For decades, Tsleil-Waututh has been building capacity in our Archaeology and Cultural Heritage Program in the Treaty, Lands and Resources department.

New Interactive Map of Burrard Inlet

Tsleil-Waututh Nation’s way of life is dependent on a healthy Burrard Inlet. We take care of the Inlet, and it takes care of us. Over 90% of our food was from the marine environment before Europeans arrived, with clams, herring and salmon being some of our most important food sources. Since European contact, however, development and resource use has degraded the health of the inlet to the point that we can’t harvest clams due to contamination, herring have been largely absent for over a century after a dynamite fishery destroyed populations in the late 1800s, and salmon are collapsing across the coast.

Vanmag’s 2022 Power 50 List

Tsleil-Waututh is proud to be named #1, alongside Musqueam Indian Band and the Squamish Nation, for Vanmag’s 2022 Power 50 List. This list showcases impactful and influential people are groups. This recognition is for leadership and contributions made, including work on the Vancouver Art Gallery, the first Indigenous-led bid to host the 2030 Olympic Games in Vancouver, and the work of the MST Development Corporation. The Power 50 list recognizes change makers, people, and groups to watch this year.