Tsleil-Waututh Nation, along with Lilwat, Musqueam, and Squamish First Nations, continue to collaborate on the feasibility assessment process for the 2030 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. This is precedent-setting approach stems from the commitment to reconciliation to have territorial and cultural protocols respected and for local Indigenous Nations and communities involved in the planning process.
Since the signing of the MOU in December 2021, the Collaboration Agreement for the feasibility assessment was signed, and most recently the 2030 Games Hosting Concept has been revealed, which shows venues involving the cities of Vancouver, Richmond, Whistler, as well as Sun Peaks Resort Municipality near Kamloops.
These events will boost tourism and create lots of jobs. For example, construction is needed for additional ramps, a new stadium, and new courses, to start.
Over the next several months, the concept will be reviewed, public engagement will take place, and the bid will formally launch by spring 2023.
Naut'sa mawt Tribal Council raises our hands to Tsleil-Waututh Nation, as well as Lilwat, Musqueam, and Squamish First Nations, for their role in this important work to ensure Indigenous representation and voices have a seat at the table for other world-class events and inspire Indigenous communities all over the world.
Check out Tsleil-Waututh Nation's announcement on their Facebook Page.