Tsleil-Waututh Nation

Tsleil-Waututh Nation

July 19, 2007 09:00 ET

Tsleil-Waututh Nation Celebrates the Indian River Watershed Bioregional Atlas

NORTH VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - July 19, 2007) - TSLEIL-WAUTHUTH TERRITORY - "The Tsleil-Waututh Nation is extremely proud to present the Indian River Watershed Bioregional Atlas to the Tsleil-Waututh community and the Province of BC," Chief Leah George-Wilson announced today. The Indian River Watershed is located less than 20 km from Vancouver at the end of Indian Arm. The Watershed is in the heart of Tsleil-Waututh traditional territory, and from time out of mind has been an area of great significance to the Tsleil-Waututh Nation.

The completion of the Atlas marks an important milestone in the implementation of a Partnership Agreement between the Province of British Columbia and the Tsleil-Waututh Nation. This Agreement is a result of Government-to-Government discussions on the Sea to Sky Land and Resource Management Plan.

The next phase of the Agreement will see the Tsleil-Waututh Nation taking the lead on developing a detailed land use plan for the entire Indian River Watershed. As Chief George-Wilson states, "The Tsleil-Waututh Nation is dedicated to working collaboratively with the Province towards restoring ecosystems, protecting our vital cultural resources and promoting sustainable avenues of economic opportunity in the Indian River Watershed."

Contact Information

  • Tsleil-Waututh Nation
    Jason Forsyth
    Indian River Watershed Plan Coordinator
    (604) 924-4190
    Email: jforsyth@twnation.ca