“We have always been here, and we will always be here. Our People are here to care for our land and water.”
Our oral history, as well as archaeological evidence, tells us that the Tsleil-Waututh people have lived in our traditional territory since time out of mind. The families of our ancestors travelled throughout the territory, keeping villages in different locations so that we could live wherever seasonal resources were plentiful. Our lands and waters were as much a part of us as we were, and are, of it. It has shaped our culture and who we are today and we remain just as entwined with the lands and waters of our territory as ever.