Ancestral Name: Whonoak
Dennis Thomas “Whonoak” is a member of the Tsleil-Waututh Nation (People of the Inlet) in Deep Cove, North Vancouver. Dennis began working for his community in 2007 as the 2010 Coordinator for the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. Since then Dennis pursued business with his Nation and oversaw Takaya Tours, a band owned tourism business. Now he has become the Senior Business Development Manager for Economic Development overseeing various band owned businesses and leads new business ventures including implementing the largest Solar array project to date in the North Shore. Recently added to his portfolio, he is now the TWN Cultural Liaison for MST Development Corporation where is ensures Tsleil-Waututh Nations history and culture are embedded on all the land project acquired by the three Nations (Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh).