Investing with Tsawwassen First Nation

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Overview

Region:  Lower Mainland/Southwest

Nation:  Coast Salish

TFN Vision & Mandate

“Tsawwassen” means “land facing the sea”. For thousands of years Tsawwassen people travelled the Lower Fraser River, and Salish Sea (Georgia Straight).

Our people fished, traded and lived in various parts of south coastal B.C. and north coastal Washington. But our home was centred in the area most of our people now live.

Who We Are

We’ve Been Here a Long Time

We say our people have been here “since time immemorial”. Archaeologists say humans have lived in south coastal B.C. for 9,000 years.Carbon dating from sites in our area shows that our people were here at least back to 2260 B.C., containing proof of our continuous use of these lands to the present. Traditional knowledge including legends and our ancestral names confirm our continued occupation of this area.

Our ancestors were accomplished fishers, and salmon and sturgeon were the mainstays of our traditional diet. We have over 430 Members today, with approximately half of them living on Tsawwassen Lands. Many of our other Members live in the North Okanagan, B.C., and in the Bellingham, Washington areas.

Our Traditional Territory

Our land base is deeply connected to our identity. Our traditional territory is bordered on the northeast by the watersheds that feed into Pitt Lake, down the Pitt River to the city of Pitt Meadows, where they empty into the Fraser River. It includes Burns Bog and part of New Westminster, following the outflow of the Fraser River just south of Sea Island. From Sea Island, it cuts west across the Salish Sea to Galiano Island and includes all of Saltspring, Pender and Saturna Islands. From there, our territory continues northeast to include the Point Roberts Peninsula and the watersheds of the Serpentine and Nicomeckl rivers.

Our Elders

Our Elders are the strength and wisdom of our Nation. They are a source of inspiration and guidance for many in our community. They also are the memory of our community. They preserve and pass on our language, our culture and our traditional heritage. They guide us on important matters of our new Government. Many of our elders have said they never thought they’d live to see a treaty reached with Tsawwassen, BC and Canada and are grateful we have dealt with this unfinished business.

Our Resources

Traditionally, our resources were based on fish. Salmon, sturgeon, crab, and eulachon were our primary food resources and remain a key part of our traditional lifestyle. We still harvest salmon.

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Latitude: 49° 02' 24".730 N
Longitude: 123° 05' 42".622 S

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