Tsleil Waututh Nation receives funding to build a traditional longhouse

By Mina Kerr-Lazenby  Local Journalism Initiative Reporter Plans to construct a traditional longhouse in North Vancouver’s Say Nuth Khaw Yum Park (Indian Arm Park), have progressed one step further, with the granting of $260,000 in funds from the B.C. Government. The money from the province will assist the Tsleil-Waututh Nation, who manages the park collaboratively with the government, in conducting site surveys and evaluating locations for the construction and design of the longhouse, alongside carrying out community engagement. “Building a longhouse in Say Nuth Khaw Yum Park has been a longstanding goal for Tsleil-Waututh Nation and has been identified as a priority in the park plan,” said Tsleil-Waututh Nation Chief, Jen Thomas. “This funding will help us bring our vision to life to have a place to gather, to feast, and…

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