Seiner

What do Seiner's do?

Seine fishing is a method of fishing that employs a surrounding net, called a seine, that hangs vertically in the water with its bottom edge held down by weights and its top edge buoyed by floats. Per Wikipedia

Who works on a seiner and what do they catch?

Fishing boat 2

What do Seiner's do?

Seine fishing is a method of fishing that employs a surrounding net, called a seine, that hangs vertically in the water with its bottom edge held down by weights and its top edge buoyed by floats. Per Wikipedia

Who works on a seiner and what do they catch?

hatchery

salmon eggs

Homalco Taggares Hatchery, Orford Bay

The Homalco First Nation has operated a Salmon Hatchery in Orford Bay for more than 30 years. We have plans to expand salmon enhancement activities to the Homathko and Southgate systems. We are working with DFO to conduct salmon stock assessments on these rivers. We want to see the  healthy and abundant return of salmon throughout our traditional territory.

Homalco First Nation

 

Homalco First Nation

Klahoose

Klahoose First Nation

KLAHOOSE FIRST NATION

Black Bear

black bear

(ʔayajuθəm) - míx̌aɬ

Black Bear

0Grizzly Bear

grizzly bear

(ʔayajuθəm) - x̌áwgas

Grizzly Bear

Cougar

cougar

(ʔayajuθəm) - məga

Cougar

Elk

elk

(ʔayajuθəm) - elk

Elk

Deer

deer

(ʔayajuθəm) - qɛgəθ

Deer

Orca

Orca - Killer Whale

(ʔayajuθəm) - orca

Orca

Humpback

humpback whale

(ʔayajuθəm) - humpback

Humpback

Dolphin

dolphin

(ʔayajuθəm) - qʷəšim

Dolphin

Raven

The Raven 100.7 FM

the raven

CKCC 100.7 The Raven is Vancouver Island's only Country Music station, broadcasting from the Homalco Village in Campbell River & operated by the Aupe Cultural Enhancement Society.

We are the only independent, locally-owned station in our listener area with a focus on supporting our amazing communities through quality, local programming.

All net proceeds go back into community through cultural projects and programs with a focus on youth to build capacity through training, mentorship and cultural healing. ACES also holds three HD licenses which will be launched online in the future.

Raven coverage

The Raven features new country hits, as well as a mix of contemporary and classic country music. In addition, the station is proud to participate in éy7á7juuthem (Ayajuthem)Indigenous language preservation and growth through industry-leading programs such as Keeping Our Word. Did you know that the Ayajuthem word for "raven" is Poho?

Vancouver Island's only country music station!

Klahoose Coastal adventures

klahoose wilderness resort

Klahoose Wilderness Resort

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Gorge Harbour Marina Resort

Gorge Harbour

Gorge Harbour Marina Resort

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Toba Wilderness Marina

Toba Wilderness Marina

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Homathko Estuary Provincial Park

Homathko Estuary Provincial Park

Jimmie Creek Hydro Electric

Jimmie Creek Hydro Electric

East Toba River Hydro Electric Project

East Toba River Hydro Electric Project

Campbell River

Campbell River

Aupe

Aupe (Church House)

Early 1900’s – 1980’s- Our People were moved again to the mouth of Bute Inlet to “Aupe” or New Church House. Here, there was shelter from strong winds with bountiful fishing and clam beds. The last people left Aupe in 1980. (Jimmy and Nora Blaney)

Hushkin

Muuskin (Old Church House)

1800’s - The Oblate priests moved our People to a site known as “Muuskin” or Old Church House. Unfortunately, it was a poor location due to fierce outflow winds in the winter that directly hit the village, and most of the buildings blew down one winter in the early 1900’s.

Homalco Wildlife & Cultural Tours

Homalco Wildlife & Cultural Tours

Homalco Wildlife & Cultural Tours

Homalco tours

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hatchery building
Homalco Taggares Camp, Orford Bay

salmon eggs

Homalco Taggares Hatchery, Orford Bay

The Homalco First Nation has operated a Salmon Hatchery in Orford Bay for more than 30 years. We have plans to expand salmon enhancement activities to the Homathko and Southgate systems. We are working with DFO to conduct salmon stock assessments on these rivers. We want to see the  healthy and abundant return of salmon throughout our traditional territory.

Whaletown, Cortes Island

Whaletown, Cortes Island

2 Pictographs

2 Pictographs

There are pictographs here on point of land north from kw'itl'tap -pictures painted here by people who 'had dreams' -- they used ochre paint -- pictographs here are quite clear (AW).

Raven's Chamber Pot

Raven's Chamber Pot

Mitlenatch Island

Mitlenatch Island

Seals, Sea Lions, Seagull egg harvest.

Mittlenach Island (Told by Rose Mitchell)

The people living at the head of Toba Inlet heard that the Transformer was coming o they packed their belongings. Crow, the leader of the people, told hem o gather lots of huckleberries, cranberries, wild crabapples, salal berries and wild blackberries. Because he was in such a hurry, Crow wove snakes together as berry baskets.

 

Crow told one person to go down to the beach and dig all the different pes of shellfish. He told another person to catch all the different kinds of fish . Another person collected some water from the Toba River. Then everything was loaded into Crow's canoe and he and the other people all got in. They headed out Toba Inlet, but when they reached Snout Point the Transformer pushed several of them out of the canoe there and changed them into rocks. You can still see these rocks at Snout Point today.

 

Out past Hernando Island, the Transformer changed Crow's canoe into rock. This became the island known as Metl nech (Mittlenach) as it is always 'calm at one end.' And because of the Transformer, there are many ducks around Mittlenach today - they lay their eggs on the island.

 

It al so because of the Transformer that there are so many different kinds of berries on Mittlenach today; these are the berries, some of them from the mountains, that Crow had in his basket woven from snakes. And these snakes can still be found living on Mittlenach. The fresh water from Toba River that the people brought with them is still there, right on top of Mittlenach Island.

 

Estered Peak

Estered Peak

The Flood – Ambrose Wilson

A man who was training for power dreamed that there was going to be a great flood, this man prepared for the flood by making an anchor and a long cedar bark rope. The flood came. The man who had trained tied his canoe’s anchor to the top of the high mountain on the mainland that is northwest of the entrance to Bute Inlet. P’a7lbmin’ *known in English as Estero Peak+ is the name of this mountain. The entire area was covered in water and only this peak was still above the surface. Although other people had canoes, only this one man had prepared an anchor and a rope that was long enough.


The people in the other canoes asked the man who had trained if they could tie their canoes to his, but only those who offered him wives or goods, such as mountain goat wool blankets, were allowed to tie up.


Finally, the flood waters went down. The only people who survived were those who were allowed to tie up to the trained man’s canoe-the Homalco people are descended from them [others say that the Klahoose and Sliammon people are also descended from them.]


Some of our people have seen the remains of the anchor and the anchor rope which have turned into rock and are lying on top of P’a7lbmin’ mountain.

Stewart Island

Stewart Island

Quadra Island

Quadra Island

Brem Bay

Brem Bay

Klahoose Coastal adventures

KLAHOOSE COASTAL ADVENTURES

Klahoose Coastal adventures

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Homalco Tours

Homalco Wildlife & Cultural Tours

Homalco Wildlife & Cultural Tours

Homalco tours

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Bear Viewing Towers

Bear Watching Towers

WELCOME TO AUPE-TOQ FISHERIES

We create the capacity to provide commercial harvesting opportunities and careers to any member of the Homalco and Klahoose Nations, who is qualified and deserving, to be recognized as an ATF Provider- Providing for Self, Family, and Community.

ATF Latest news:

Create an opportunity for both fishing and other marine jobs

Come talk to us at Aupe-Toq Fisheries Mariner Training- Deckhand and small vessel operator Knots and Lines 1 day workshop providing an overview of the different types of knots and lines commonly used on fishing vessels. Fantastic opportunity for new fishers or a refresh for others. Lots of hands-on training in this course. SDV-BS 1…

Our stories:

Raven and Wind Maker

Raven and Wind Maker – late Noel George Harry Our people have always lived here, and the wind has always blown.   Once, there was a very strong wind blowing. Raven and the other people were getting tired of this strong wind, as they were unable to travel. They decided to hold a meeting, so…

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Mink and the Wolves – Rose Mitchell

Mink and the Wolves – Rose Mitchell Mink felt he was quite a man – he was jealous of other men. Nearby, in the village of the wolf people, there was a highly- respected man whom mink thought was his rival. This man, the son of the wolf chief, was named K’kiyalhumixw * person who…

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I-Hos

First nations people have very strong cultural belief systems certain ways that we do things and certain protocols that we’ll do. One of them is acknowledging when the young men and women of our community became of age (around the time they hit puberty). Well, get them up nice and early around five o’clock in…

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Eagle Legend

This legend starts off with a young man who was very mischievous and didn’t listen a lot of the time. So, his father, the Chief this nation wanted to teach his son a lesson. He built a large box to put him in and a great big heavy lid for the cover. He sticks his…

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Tal

Many of the Indigenous Children in our community heard this legend growing up on the Homalco Reserve. It is a story of our “Wild Women” of the woods. She’s known in various different nations as different names. Sometimes referred to as the “ZunaKwa” but in our nation, we call her “Tal” (T-u-l-h) She is believed…

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Mink Marries Cloud

Mink Marries Cloud – Rose Mitchell Mink decided to marry cloud. Sometimes the clouds are together and at other times they are apart. When there isn’t any wind, clouds hang on to one another.   So, when mink decided to get married, he went up to the sky and started to flirt with all the…

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Mink Marries Barnacle

Mink wanted a new wife, someone with whom he could get along. Walking along the beach, mink came across a beautiful woman sitting by the shore. He flirted with her, but she was very crank; she had beaten up her previous husbands! Yet after a while, she agreed to marry him. This woman was barnacle.…

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Mink and the Whale

Mink and the Whale – Rose Mitchell Mink was fishing near Mitlenatch island when a big whale surfaced near him. Mink began making fun of whale and bothered him so much that finally whale swallowed both mink and his canoe! Mink found himself in whale’s huge stomach surrounded by herring that whale had ate. So,…

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Mink Marries Salal

Mink wondered who he should marry this time. So, he went to his grandmother for advice, but she wouldn’t tell him anything, as he was marrying so often, then mink remembered the beautiful salal bushes that grew shiny berries along the trail in the woods. He wanted to marry salal.   Mink went to the…

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Mountain Goat and the Transformer

Mountain Goat and the Transformer – Rose Mitchell Mountain Goat heard that the Transformer was coming around, so he got two hard knots from a rotten log, sharpened them, and put them on his head. These are the two small horns that mountain goats have today. “I’ll kill him; I’ll butt him with my horns,”…

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