Strong, Generous, Resilient
Welcome. We are the Xwémalhkwu, or Homalco. We have been living on our territories, across the Bute Inlet on the west coast of what is now known as British Columbia, since time immemorial. We have always been known as a generous and kind nation. Our Elders tell stories of welcoming visitors with open arms, and a hot meal at the ready. We have endured great hardships and we have suffered collective pain, but we are a strong and resilient nation and we face these challenges with courage.
We are known as the People of Turbulent Waters, named after Bute Inlet. We aim to protect and connect with our territory for generations to come.Learn More
The story of The Xwémalhkwu begins with a young woman being cautioned by her grandmother not to eat tree pitch.Learn More
We have been living on our territories, across the Bute Inlet on the west coast of what is now known as British Columbia, since time immemorial.Learn More
The Xwémalhkwu are the most Northern Coast Salish Nation. Our ancestral tongue ayajuthem is shared with our sister Nations Tla'amin, Klahoose and K’ómoks.Learn More
We have a strong vision for the future of Homalco First Nation. We bring forward our ancestral values and breathe life into them through all of our decisions. The Homalco First Nation government and administration are guided by a set of principles that you can learn about here.Learn More