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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səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh Nation) Chief Jen Thomas “səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh Nation) Chief and Council are proud to stand with our relatives, xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam Indian Band) and Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish Nation), as well as the City of Vancouver to celebrate ten years of the City of Reconciliation and the UNDRIP Action Plan. Vancouver has always been at the forefront of reconciliation, bringing us forward together. We know there is more work that needs to be done, but this is an important step in the right direction.”
Congratulations to Tsleil-Waututh Nation Elder Margaret George for being recognized with an honorary degree from Simon Fraser University (SFU).
“səlilwətaɬ Chief and Council are incredibly pleased to see the poles by carver Jonas Jones welcome everyone to Whey-ah-Wichen and təmtəmíxʷtən. These traditional village sites hold deep importance to our Tsleil-Waututh people, and we are pleased to have them connected in this culturally significant way. Our hands are raised in appreciation of the ongoing collaboration with our partners at Metro Vancouver and the District of North Vancouver for making this project a success.”  -Chief Jen Thomas, səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh Nation)
The Boys Who Braid Their Hair exhibition has been extended and you’re invited! Join us from April 25 – May 19, 2024 Where: The Nature House at MapleWood Flats  Open: Tues / Thurs / Sat & Sun 11:00am – 3:00pm
ur səlilwətaɬ Speed Watch program has released critical findings from their activations over the past six months, which were led by the TWN Community Safety team and member volunteers. They found that while 85% of vehicles passing through the community along Dollarton Highway are essentially complying with the speed limit, 13% of vehicles are doing 11 km/h to 20 km/h over the speed limit, and 2% of vehicles are doing more than 20 km/h over the speed limit.
Robert Bartlett, Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) of səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh Nation), shares the following reflection after his first month as CAO.