About Our Nation..
|Homalco totem @ Orford Bay B.C.|
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 B.C. Canada.
Originaly Our home was situated at Look-out point (Aaron rapids/Sonora) 1700's/1800's and then moved to "Aupe" an area just south - west of Sonora.
Many Homalco people would live up and down the Bute Inlet and hold residence in various areas of Bute Inlet during all season's where they would hunt, fish, berry-pick and gather for the coming winter.
Our people eventually then moved on to "Church-House" area and made it their home from early 1900's to the early 1980's. With shelter from the North and South wind and plenty of fishing nearby this particular area proved to be a very beneficial for the Homalco people
Church-House was a busy village made up of our Homalco people – in the 1930's Catholic Missionaires moved into Homalco territory to teach us the likes of the bible.
Many people stayed in Church House, but many children were forced into "Residential Schools" in the early 1930's. This in turn made it impossible for us to continue our traditional ways of life and as well our beliefs.
In the late 1970's early 1980's the Churchouse area was completed deserted and was to be that way forever as all of Homalco moved to Campbell River,Cortez and other local areas where there would be enough resources for them to surive the modern world.
The Homalco people have not lost their culture completely though, 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.