Congratulations to Councillor Dennis Thomas for being named to Business in Vancouver’s 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.
In his work, he ensures Tsleil-Waututh’s history and culture are at the forefront, working to put the face of the Nation back on the territory. Dennis sets an outstanding example for our youth and future generations to come, as a strong and determined leader to look towards in the business community.
When asked what’s the best piece of advice he has ever received, Dennis says, “My Indigenous identity and culture are inherent to my success. Being true to myself – Indigenous history, culture, traditions and ways of knowing – breeds happiness.” When asked what advice would he give to his 20-year-old self, he says “To build self-reflection into your day to ensure you are bringing your best for yourself and for others. Embed my Indigenous values into everything I do.”
Read the full publication here (page 3 for a congratulatory message from Tsleil-Waututh Chief and Council, and page 52 for Dennis’ feature):
Congratulations to Dennis and all of this year’s honourees!