Takaya Wolf

Present Day

“We are the Tsleil-Waututh First Nation, the People of the Inlet.  We have lived in and along our Inlet since time out of mind.  We have been here since the Creator transformed the Wolf into that first Tsleil-Wautt, and made the Wolf responsible for this land.” [italics and indented]

The Tsleil-Waututh are Coast Salish people who speak the down-river dialect of the Halkomelem language.  The Tsleil-Waututh in their Halkomelem language are known as the “the People of the Inlet”, and have lived upon land and plied the waters of what’s now known as the Burrard Inlet since time out of mind.

Today, Tsleil-Waututh First Nation members live in a community located between Maplewood Flats and Deep Cove on the north shore of Burrard Inlet. The traditional territory of the Tsleil-Waututh Nation encompasses a much larger area of 720 square miles that reaches from the Fraser River in the south to Mamquam Lake (near Whistler) in the north. The most heavily utilized part of this territory is the water and land area around Burrard Inlet and Indian Arm.

For more information on the Tsleil-Waututh Nation, visit www.burrardband.com