Tsleil-Waututh Nation’s History, Culture and Aboriginal Interests in Eastern Burrard Inlet

Submitted by: Tsleil-Waututh Nation

The evidence:

  • The Tsleil-Waututh Nation has “deep ancestral connections to eastern Burrard Inlet… [and the] time depth of their occupancy of this region extends back 1,000 years at a minimum”, including occupation “through AD 1792 and AD 1846”.
  • Marine waters, intertidal areas, near- and foreshore areas, and terrestrial environments within the Study Area were used for harvesting food and resources, as well as and spiritual and ceremonial purposes.
  • At AD 1846, the Tsleil-Waututh Nation regulated other groups’ access to the Tsleil-Waututh Nation’s territory and resources.

The other parts of this document can be found here, under “Redacted TWN History Culture and Aboriginal Interest Report Morin” Parts 2-4