It was grey and rainy out, but you could not wipe the bright smiles off the community members' faces in Tla'amin Nation this morning!
Today marks the beginning of Phase 1 of a dream conceived well over two years ago by Tla'amin Nation to be able to have a local care facility in the community. This will be a 24-unit housing block that will provide dignified, affordable, and accessible housing for their Elders and community members with special needs. Tla'amin Nation was awarded $8.8 million in funding by the Rapid Housing Initiative through CMHC in addition to funding from the Tla'amin government to be able to make this dream a reality.
Naut'sa mawt Tribal Council extends our congratulations to Tla'amin Nation for this exciting project!
Check out the the replay of Tla'amin Nation 's Facebook live here.
Naut'sa mawt Tribal Council wishes to acknowledge and applaud Tsleil-Waututh Nation for their role in the Memorandum of Understanding signed on December 10th, 2021, along with Lilwat, Musqueam, and Squamish Nations and the City of Vancouver and Resort Municipality of Whistler.
This is great news and a huge, positive step towards addressing reconciliation by respecting Indigenous territorial protocols and ensuring inclusion and engagement in the planning and participation of large-scale, global events. This would make the 2030 Games the FIRST Indigenous-led Olympic and Paralympic Games!
Naut'sa mawt Tribal Council extends our congratulations to Malahat Nation on their recent partnership in the Fisheries and Oceans Canada Ghost Gear Program. Malahat Nation will undertake mapping and removal of ghost fishing debris in the Salish Sea using funding awarded by the Ghost Gear Fund over the next three years, thus improving ocean health and contributing to Canada's blue economy.