səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh Nation) is proud to present our Comprehensive Community Plan (CCP) Film – “Visioning for the Future,” released in April 2023.
Pre-contact, Tsleil-Waututh Nation relied on oral traditions. This Comprehensive Community Plan (CCP) documentary is an innovative way to reconnect with our traditional modes of knowledge transfer while using modern technology and current best practices. With the support of a filmmaker, we were able to capture the voices of many TWN cultural leaders, elected leaders, youth, and staff to share their unique perspectives and long-term vision for the community. There are three main guiding themes for the film: “Where we have come from (elders), Where we are (current leaders), and Where we are going (youth leaders).”
The CCP project is based on research conducted with the Tsleil-Waututh Nation community, including 237 completed surveys consisting of 40 questions. A mix of both qualitative and quantitative data was collected.
Using the 2015 Comprehensive Community Plan as a starting point, the current CCP Committee identified new key areas to explore, including Sustainability (succession planning) and capacity building (building youth leadership).
This film and subsequent documents will support all aspects of work done by the Tsleil-Waututh Nation Administration, weaving the voice of the people into everyday activities and planning for the future.
Watch it now to learn more about Tsleil-Waututh core values, and long-term vision: