Community Description

The K'ómoks First Nation, also known as the Comox Indian Band, is the band government of the Island Comox or K'ómoks people of Vancouver Island, British Columbia. 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.

Treaty or Tribal Association

Kwakiutl District Council / Nanwakolas Council

Economic Development Background

The K'ómoks First Nation is a key economic stakeholder in the Comox Valley. The community has always relied on the rich bounty from land and sea. Today, band owned and operated businesses focus on tourism and natural resources, weaving past and present into a strong economic future for the K'ómoks people.

Summary of Economic Development Agreements, Community Businesses and Joint Ventures

The K'ómoks First Nation Band Office has a number of high-profile investment and joint-venture opportunities for progressive investors looking for business venture. Its current developments include the I-HOS Gallery, the Puntledge RV Campground, Pentlatch Seafoods Ltd, and Salish Sea Foods.

Community Details:

Vancouver Island & Coast
K'ómoks First Nation
Formerly Puntledge (Pre-1897), Comox (1897-May 2011); Part Of The Laichkwiltach (Includes Kah-Kah-Mat-Sis (Variation Kahkahmatsis) & Euclaw-Taw) At The Time Of Initial Allotment; Includes Sailksun (Post-1897) (Variation Sail-Up-Sun);
Éy7á7juuthem Kwak̓wala Pəntl’áč
West Coast (Nanaimo)
280.7 hectares

Contact Details:

Melinda Knox Economic Development Officer
(250) 339-4545
(250) 339-7053
3320 Comox Rd. Courtenay, BC, Canada V9N 3P8
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