1750-1830 the Lekwiltokw started a southward move into K'ómoks Territory, pushing the Ieeksun to join their relatives at Puntledge.


The Indian Department is established by the British Crown.


Captain George Vancouver encountered K'ómoks people at Tsakwaluten.


The then British Colony, the Province of Canada passed An Act for the Better Protection of the Lands and Property of Indians in Lower Canada and An Act for the protection of Indians in Upper Canada from imposition, and the property occupied or enjoyed by them from trespass and injury statutes into legislation. 


The then British Colony, the Province of Canada passes An Act to Encourage the Gradual Civilization of Indian Tribes in this Province, and to Amend the Laws Relating to Indians statute into legislation.


The Indian Lands Act was passed.


The smallpox outbreak in 1862, resulting in about a 53% decline of the K'ómoks people.


The E&N Railway Act expropriates a large portion of the K'ómoks Traditional Territory and the land grant was completed without acknowledgement of K'ómoks First Nation rights or title to their Traditional Territory and failed to compensate them. 


The Joint Indian Reserve Commission and Indian Reserve Commission (JIRC) confirms the K'ómoks IR#1 (Courtenay).


All previous Aboriginal legislations are solidified into one piece of legislation: The Indian Act, by the Government of Canada to deal with the "Indian Problem."


Joint Indian Reserve Commission and Indian Reserve Commission (JIRC) adds two more reserves, the IR#2 Puntledge and IR#3 Goose Spit


The Comox Coal Fields developed, which would alter the K'ómoks Traditional Territory forever.


Franz Boas arrives in Comox.  Franz Boas was a famed anthropologist and ethnologist who studied the people of the North West Coast, the Kwakiutl in particular.


Joe Nim Nim, the last K'ómoks Pentlatch speaker passes away.




K’òmoks First Nation Unceded Traditional Territory Acknowledgement

 In the spirit of reconciliation, it is encouraged and appreciated that our local organizations show acknowledgement of the K’òmoks First Nation unceded Traditional Territory at their public and internal gatherings when appropriate.

 Here is the acknowledgement we recommend:

[Our organization] respectfully acknowledges that we are standing on the Unceded traditional territory of the K’òmoks First Nation.

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tuwa akʷs χoχoɬ ʔa xʷ yiχmɛtɛt (ʔa) kʷʊms hɛhaw tʊms gɩǰɛ 
 "Care takers of the 'land of plenty' since time immemorial"
(Language: ʔay̓aǰuθəm (eye-uhh-juu-eth-em) Island Comox)