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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Tsleil-Waututh Nation members took staff from the Province of BC for a tour of Say-Nuth-Khaw-Yum, the Indian Arm Provincial Park. Our cultural leaders spoke about importance of protecting park and significance to our Tsleil-Waututh people. The park’s area is a key place of cultural and spiritual significance where our people have practiced our culture since time immemorial.
September 30th, 2021 will mark the first observance of the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. We know that members of our Tsleil-Waututh community will continue to do the good and meaningful work we have always done. We will check on our survivors and their family members, listen to and share our truths, and continue to bring awareness to our struggles and our strengths, as we move forward in healing.
As the summer comes to a close, the COVID-19 pandemic carries on. We have been weathering this storm for more than a year and a half, and we have been able to do so because of the support and care from our TWN Community Members.
We are writing to share an update with you about work being done at St. Paul’s Indian Residential School. Today we embark on this difficult journey of investigating the grounds of the St. Paul’s Indian Residential School.
In response to the ongoing announcements of the many unmarked Residential School graves across Canada, the TWN Mental Wellness team are here to provide support services.
Tsleil-Waututh’s Treaty, Lands and Resources Department is working alongside the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority to restore cə́ləm (eelgrass). It’s part of the Port’s Habitat Enhancement Program and is now in the final phase of work for the Maplewood Marine Restoration Project.