First Nation EXPLORE OUR STORY tuwa akʷs χoχoɬ ʔa xʷ yiχmɛtɛt (ʔa) kʷʊms hɛhaw tʊms gɩǰɛ Care takers of the 'land of plenty' since time immemorial K'ómoks
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tuwa akʷs χoχoɬ ʔa xʷ yiχmɛtɛt (ʔa) kʷʊms hɛhaw tʊms gɩǰɛ

– “Care takers of the ‘land of plenty’ since time immemorial”

For thousands of years indigenous people occupied the shoreline of eastern Vancouver Island in a place referred to as, “the land of plenty”. This Land of Plenty stretched from what is known today as Kelsey Bay south to Hornby and Denman Island and included the watershed and estuary of the Puntledge River. The people called K’ómoks today referred to themselves as Sahtloot, Sasitla, Ieeksun, Puntledge, Cha’chae, and Tat’poos. They occupied sites in Kelsey Bay, Quinsam, Campbell River, Quadra Island, Kye Bay, and along the Puntledge estuary and many other locations throughout the territory.
Oral history and archaeology describe a rich and bountiful relationship between the K’ómoks and Land of Plenty. Salmon, seal, octopus, herring, cod, deer, ducks, shellfish, and a plethora of berries filled the tummies of the young and old alike. The technologies that were applied in harvest, preparation and cultivation of local resources were appropriate to the environment, resource, and spiritual beliefs. Fish weirs, duck nets, berry picking techniques and clothing design met the needs of the K’ómoks and for generations provided variety, utility, and sense of cultural uniqueness. Mask dances and rhythmic songs filled the winter nights and season. Property was distributed to guests in potlatches and elaborate naming ceremonies honoured the youth, leaders, and elders of the communities.
Following contact with Europeans northern groups started a southerly move into K’ómoks territory. A period of conflict displaced the K’ómoks southward to their relatives the Puntledge. Followed by a period of colonial policy and practices, the K’ómoks families have endured hardship and loss of land, resources, and cultural connection. Modern leaders are striving to reclaim cultural expression and relationship the “the land of plenty”. Today the Hereditary Chiefs of the K’ómoks First Nation are Ernie Hardy (Sasitla), Allan Mitchell (Sasitla/Cha’chae), Kerry Frank (Pentlatch and K’ómoks) and George Cook (Ieeksun).

hɛhɛwčɩs; Hayuthela la xens: Moving Forward Together

K’ómoks First Nation Vision Statement:
hɛhɛwčɩs; Hayuthela la xens: Moving Forward Together
We, the K’ómoks people envision a prosperous and healthy Nation, in which we exercise our rights and title throughout our territory, honouring our people, lands, waters, cultures and languages.

K’ómoks First Nation Mission Statement:
K’ómoks First Nation ensures the well-being and self-sufficiency in all aspects of our Nation by asserting our rights and title while upholding our members.

K’ómoks First Nation Unceded Traditional Territory Acknowledgement

In the spirit of reconciliation, it is encouraged and appreciated that our local organizations show acknowledgement of the K’ómoks First Nation Unceded Traditional Territory at their public and internal gatherings when appropriate.

Here is the acknowledgement we recommend:
We/ I respectfully acknowledge that the land we gather on is on the Unceded traditional territory of the K’ómoks First Nation the traditional keepers of this land.

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ʔAYʔAJ̌UΘƐM Writing Workshop 8:30 pm
ʔAYʔAJ̌UΘƐM Writing Workshop
Feb 1 @ 8:30 pm – 10:20 pm
ARE YOU INTERESTED IN LEARNING OUR (ʔAYʔAJ̌UΘƐM) WRITING SYSTEM?This is an online course and open to any K’ómoks MembersOn/off reserve, status, or non-status.View the poster here http://tiny.cc/iestszThe Homalco language department has organized a virtual Orthography workshop to include our sister Nations – Klahoose, Tla’amin and K’ómoks. Marianne Huijsmans a linguist from UBC and Sue Urbanzyk a linguist from UVIC have both agreed to facilitate this.We would meet every Monday from 1:30-3:30 pm for a five-month period (from September 21, 2020 – February 22, 2021).Please register with your language coordinator from your community.Jacqueline Mathieu, Klahoose250-935-6536, jmathieu@klahoose.orgSonya Harry, Sliammon604-483-9646, sonya.harry@tn-bc.caNicole Rempel, K’ómoks250-339-4545, nicole.rempel@komoks.caEmily Shopland, K’ómoks250-339-4545, emily.shopland@komoks.caMarilyn Harry, Homalco250-923-3976, marilyn.harry@homalco.comWe encourage[...]
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ʔAYʔAJ̌UΘƐM Writing Workshop 8:30 pm
ʔAYʔAJ̌UΘƐM Writing Workshop
Feb 8 @ 8:30 pm – 10:20 pm
ARE YOU INTERESTED IN LEARNING OUR (ʔAYʔAJ̌UΘƐM) WRITING SYSTEM?This is an online course and open to any K’ómoks MembersOn/off reserve, status, or non-status.View the poster here http://tiny.cc/iestszThe Homalco language department has organized a virtual Orthography workshop to include our sister Nations – Klahoose, Tla’amin and K’ómoks. Marianne Huijsmans a linguist from UBC and Sue Urbanzyk a linguist from UVIC have both agreed to facilitate this.We would meet every Monday from 1:30-3:30 pm for a five-month period (from September 21, 2020 – February 22, 2021).Please register with your language coordinator from your community.Jacqueline Mathieu, Klahoose250-935-6536, jmathieu@klahoose.orgSonya Harry, Sliammon604-483-9646, sonya.harry@tn-bc.caNicole Rempel, K’ómoks250-339-4545, nicole.rempel@komoks.caEmily Shopland, K’ómoks250-339-4545, emily.shopland@komoks.caMarilyn Harry, Homalco250-923-3976, marilyn.harry@homalco.comWe encourage[...]
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SD: Client Declaration Renewal Due
SD: Client Declaration Renewal Due
Feb 15 all-day
Renewals are due by the 15 of each month or sooner if the 15 falls on a weekend day.ContactSusan SavoieSocial Development & Elder CoordinatorK’omoks First NationP: 250.339.4545 ext. 106E: susan.savoie@komoks.ca
ʔAYʔAJ̌UΘƐM Writing Workshop 8:30 pm
ʔAYʔAJ̌UΘƐM Writing Workshop
Feb 15 @ 8:30 pm – 10:20 pm
ARE YOU INTERESTED IN LEARNING OUR (ʔAYʔAJ̌UΘƐM) WRITING SYSTEM?This is an online course and open to any K’ómoks MembersOn/off reserve, status, or non-status.View the poster here http://tiny.cc/iestszThe Homalco language department has organized a virtual Orthography workshop to include our sister Nations – Klahoose, Tla’amin and K’ómoks. Marianne Huijsmans a linguist from UBC and Sue Urbanzyk a linguist from UVIC have both agreed to facilitate this.We would meet every Monday from 1:30-3:30 pm for a five-month period (from September 21, 2020 – February 22, 2021).Please register with your language coordinator from your community.Jacqueline Mathieu, Klahoose250-935-6536, jmathieu@klahoose.orgSonya Harry, Sliammon604-483-9646, sonya.harry@tn-bc.caNicole Rempel, K’ómoks250-339-4545, nicole.rempel@komoks.caEmily Shopland, K’ómoks250-339-4545, emily.shopland@komoks.caMarilyn Harry, Homalco250-923-3976, marilyn.harry@homalco.comWe encourage[...]
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ʔAYʔAJ̌UΘƐM Writing Workshop 8:30 pm
ʔAYʔAJ̌UΘƐM Writing Workshop
Feb 22 @ 8:30 pm – 10:20 pm
ARE YOU INTERESTED IN LEARNING OUR (ʔAYʔAJ̌UΘƐM) WRITING SYSTEM?This is an online course and open to any K’ómoks MembersOn/off reserve, status, or non-status.View the poster here http://tiny.cc/iestszThe Homalco language department has organized a virtual Orthography workshop to include our sister Nations – Klahoose, Tla’amin and K’ómoks. Marianne Huijsmans a linguist from UBC and Sue Urbanzyk a linguist from UVIC have both agreed to facilitate this.We would meet every Monday from 1:30-3:30 pm for a five-month period (from September 21, 2020 – February 22, 2021).Please register with your language coordinator from your community.Jacqueline Mathieu, Klahoose250-935-6536, jmathieu@klahoose.orgSonya Harry, Sliammon604-483-9646, sonya.harry@tn-bc.caNicole Rempel, K’ómoks250-339-4545, nicole.rempel@komoks.caEmily Shopland, K’ómoks250-339-4545, emily.shopland@komoks.caMarilyn Harry, Homalco250-923-3976, marilyn.harry@homalco.comWe encourage[...]
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