A dream and vision of Chief Nicole Rempel has finally been realized. Since the 2014 Tribal Journey to Bella Bella after which the I-Hos cedar dugout canoe was retired, Chief Rempel had been working tirelessly to source a canoe log from various forestry companies. Finally Western Forest Products contacted her and helped make her passion project a reality.
Chief Rempel teamed up with carvers Sean Frank and Trevor Hardy, mentored by Joe Martin, to bring their community's dream to life.
Naut'sa mawt Tribal Council extends our congratulations to K'ómoks First Nation and to Chief Rempel! We look forward to the announcement of the canoe name and launch date.
Photography credits: Chief Nicole Rempel, Sean frank, and Rachel Blaney