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Homalco Wildlife and Cultural Tours accredited by Indigenous Tourism BC

Campbell River Mirror, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Homalco First Nation’s tourism arm, Homalco Wildlife and Cultural Tours, was accredited as an Authentic Indigenous business by Indigenous Tourism B.C. (ITBC). 

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Homalco First Nation invests in forestry courses for Indigenous students

Campbell River Mirror, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Indigenous students can access a tuition-free forestry program at North Island College (NIC) this fall, thanks to a WorkBC grant that was awarded to the Homalco First Nations

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Klahoose, K’omox, Tla’amin, Homalco – All one people

This radio broadcast was funded by a grant from the Community Radio Fund of Canada and the Government of Canada’s Local Journalism Initiative

Some Canadians of European descent find the fact three Indigenous nations claim Cortes Island as their traditional territory confusing, but a member of the Klahoose Nation explained this in a recent interview. Norm Harry’s (“Tal-wa-ska“) father was originally xʷɛmaɬkʷu (Homalco) but became  ƛohos (Klahoose). Some of Norm’s uncles and aunts are ɬəʔamɛn (Tla’amin) and his family also has close relatives among the K’omox. As Norm Harry understands it, these nations were all one people before the Canadian government put them onto reservations. 

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Virtual Homalco Wildlife & Cultural Tours

Campbell River Mirror, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Through Instagram stories, viewers spent three days in Orford Bay reserve – the traditional land of Homalco First Nation – with Campbell River-based indigenous tour operator, Homalco Wildlife & Cultural Tours

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Campbell River’s Black Lives Matter Rally

National Observer, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Hundreds of people in Campbell River’s Spirit Square took to their knees and bowed their heads in silence for eight minutes, 46 seconds on Saturday.

The exact amount of time a Minneapolis police officer knelt on George Floyd’s neck.

Following the silence, speakers got on stage to speak about their experiences with racism and to call for justice and healing.

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