Community Description

The Homalco First Nation is a First Nations government located in Bute Inlet near the upper Sunshine Coast of British Columbia, Canada. Homalco First Nation are traditionally known as the "People of fast running waters," named after the turbulent waters surrounding our original home in Bute Inlet. While our traditional way of life was impacted significantly by colonialism, we have not lost our culture completely. We are working hard on showing our Youth our traditional way's of life and proving to our Elder's that we will respect and carry on our long lived traditional ways of life.

Treaty or Tribal Association

Naut'sa mawt Tribal Council

Economic Development Background

The Homalco First Nation is economically active, with the Chief and Council leading its economic development initiatives, with the goal of generating revenue for the community which it can reinvest into initiatives to improve the quality of life for its membership.

Summary of Economic Development Agreements, Community Businesses and Joint Ventures

Homalco Forestry was established in 2011 to provide forest management and timber harvesting services within Homalco traditional territory. Homalco runs wildlife tours, the Oxford Fish Hatchery, and Run-of-River Power Projects.

Community Details:

Vancouver Island & Coast
Traditional Name Xwémalhkwu
South Coast (Surrey)
745.1 hectares

Contact Details:

Alison Trenholm Councillor
(250) 923-4979
(250) 923-4987
1218 Bute Cres. Campbell River, BC, Canada V9H 1G5
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