After serving as a Councillor for many years, in 2012 Wayne Sparrow (yək̓ʷyak̓ʷəl̕əq) was first elected Chief of Musqueam Indian Band. He was elected to a four-year term in November 2016 after serving two consecutive two-year terms as Chief.
Chief Sparrow sits on the Musqueam Fisheries Commission. As MIB’s chief negotiator, he leads Musqueam in signing precedent-setting agreements that renewed and strengthened relationships between Musqueam, neighbouring First Nations and other partners.
Chief Sparrow’s principled approach is to be open and involved directly with his community through his knowledge and passion for Musqueam culture and traditions. Chief Sparrow is actively involved in Musqueam’s participation in sports and is a proud supporter of all Musqueam youth.