“We would like to begin by acknowledging that we are organizing, hosting, and competing on the traditional unceded territories of the Squamish and Lil’wat First Nations. We thank them for allowing us to gather together on their territory.”~ Black Tusk Nordic Events Society
Squamish and Lil’wat Nations
The Squamish and Lil’wat peoples have lived on the lands around Whistler Olympic Park since time immemorial. During the time of the 2010 Winter Olympic Games, the Nations were active partners in the planning and development of the Nordic venue at Whistler Olympic Park. As Board members of Whistler Sport Legacies they have been instrumental in the formation of the Black Tusk Nordic Events Society and securing the 2023 FIS Nordic Junior World Ski Championships.