Introducing our new Chief & Council!

Introducing our new Chief & Council!

News & UpdatesIntroducing our new Chief & Council!

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:

  • Chief Jen Thomas
  • Councillor Charlene Aleck
  • Councillor Deanna George
  • Councillor Liana Martin
  • Councillor Kevin O’Neill
  • Councillor Curtis Thomas
  • Councillor Dennis Thomas

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.

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On October 19, 2022, members of Musqueam Indian Band, Squamish Nation, and Tsleil-Waututh Nation alongside City of Vancouver elected officials, staff, and invited guests celebrated the release of the City of Vancouver’s UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People (UNDRIP) Strategy. Learn more about the event and the importance of this report.
Today, in partnership with Musqueam Indian Band, Squamish Nation, and Tsleil-Waututh Nation, the City of Vancouver’s United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) Task Force provided their final report and calls to action for City Council as Vancouver seeks to implement its UNDRIP strategy. The calls to action in the final report are the first of their kind in Canada. Learn more.
Tsleil-Waututh Nation (TWN) is pleased to share our 2021-2022 Annual Report with membership. We hope that membership finds this report useful in understanding how the Nation has worked towards restoring and protecting our language, culture, and traditions, as well as building capacity within our community.
The Tsleil-Waututh Nation community will take part in a pilgrimage to commemorate the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. Walking from the site of the former St. Paul’s Residential School, community members, TWN staff, and invited guests will walk 8.5 kilometers back home to the Tsleil-Waututh reserve, located along Dollarton Highway. Members taking part will be wearing orange shirts and carrying signage to acknowledge Tsleil-Waututh Nation residential school survivors and ancestors.
A proud member of the Tsleil-Waututh Nation, Andrea Crossan has been appointed as Asper Visiting Professor for the Winter 2022 Academic Year at the School of Journalism, Writing, and Media at the University of British Columbia.