Carleen Thomas

Carleen Thomas is the special projects manager for the Treaty Lands and Resources Department of the səlilwətaɬ/ Tsleil-Waututh Nation. She builds relationships with communities and various government entities encompassed within the homelands and waters of the Tsleil-Waututh Nation.

Carleen also achieved 16 years as an elected council member for the Tsleil-Waututh Nation, in which she held the Community Development portfolio. She sits on the Wild Bird Trust of BC Board of Directors and on the Aboriginal Education Advisory Board for the Burnaby School District. Her experience includes the Sacred Trust Initiative for TWN’s opposition to the Trans Mountain Pipeline expansion project.

Carleen is proud to have been married to Dave Thomas Sr. for 36 years, until his untimely, but peaceful passing September 2019. She is also a caring mother of three, and grandmother of four granddaughters and one grandson.