Chief Jen Thomas

Tsleil-Waututh Nation (səlilwətaʔɬ)

Chief Jen Thomas is a proud member of the Tsleil-Waututh Nation and daughter of former Chief Maureen Thomas and Stanley Thomas. She leads various community events like the annual Christmas Craft Fair and baby celebration. She was instrumental in working with families to open Registered Education Savings Plan accounts, so children will have secure funding for post-secondary education. Jen believes the success of our youth is the success of the nation and works to help TWN youth reach their full potential.  

She has also worked with various First Nations organizations in the past two decades, including the BC Aboriginal Fisheries Organization, First Nations Summit, Assembly of First Nations, and BC Childcare Society, which has expanded her insight into First Nations governance and strengthened her leadership capacity in the community.  

Her goals for the future are to see all our members thrive; bring our people together for more good times, rather than sad occasions; find more resources for people with disabilities and chronic diseases; learn as much as possible about our members’ experiences; and find more training opportunities for members to hold top positions within our nation. 

Speaker Sessions

Welcome and Opening Plenary

  • Building Resilient Communities
  • Ensuring Water Security
  • Intersectional Track
  • Reaching Destination Net Zero
  • Restoring and Protecting Nature
Session Date
Wednesday, Feb 14 2024 | 8:00 AM - 8:25 AM
Chief Jen Thomas Tsleil-Waututh Nation (səlilwətaʔɬ)
Spokesperson Wilson Williams (Sxwíxwtn) Spokesperson & General Councillor, Squamish Nation (Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw)
Elizabeth Shirt President, GLOBE Series
Managing Director, CBSR
Chief Wayne Sparrow (yəχʷyaχʷələq) Musqueam (xʷməθkʷəy̓əm)