Comox Nation

The Comox people, also known as the Kómoks, are a First Nations people from the Pacific Northwest Coast of North America.

They have lived in the region for thousands of years, with a traditional territory that includes present-day northern Vancouver Island and the surrounding Gulf Islands. They were primarily a fishing and hunting culture, and were known for their large and complex plank houses.

In the late 1800s, the Canadian government began a policy of assimilating Indigenous peoples, which included the forced removal of Indigenous children from their families to attend residential schools. This policy had a devastating impact on the Comox people and many other Indigenous communities across Canada.

Today, the Comox people are part of the Kómoks First Nation, which is one of the largest First Nations communities on Vancouver Island. The Kómoks First Nation is actively involved in the management of their traditional territory and the preservation of their culture, and have a strong presence in the local economy through tourism and other business ventures.