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A statement from TFN Chief Ken Baird on National Indigenous Peoples Day

As your close neighbour, Tsawwassen First Nation looks forward to opportunities to share our culture, history, and world view with the residents of Delta in Naut’sa mawt.
TFN Chief Ken Baird Truth and Reconciliation
Swənnəset Chief Ken Baird

2022 National Indigenous Peoples Day is an important holiday to celebrate the wealth and diversity of Indigenous culture and heritage.

On this day we hold up our hands to honour each of the ancestors who came before us. Their leadership and their resilience through the dark times of colonization forged the path for the Tsawwassen People to be the strong, self-governing First Nation that we are today, and continues to give us strength for our future generations.

Naut’sa mawt, in our traditional Hul’q’umi’um language, means working together as one. While National Indigenous Peoples Day is a celebration of Tsawwassen culture and heritage, we believe it is a special day for all Canadians.

Today is about acknowledging the injustices of the past, learning about your Indigenous neighbours and the original inhabitants of these lands, respecting Indigenous perspectives, and embracing opportunities for meaningful reconciliation. As your close neighbour, Tsawwassen First Nation looks forward to opportunities to share our culture, history, and world view with the residents of Delta in Naut’sa mawt.