Wawmeesh Hamilton

Wawmeesh Hamilton is a journalist/photographer at The Discourse in Vancouver B.C. Wawmeesh refers to himself as a journalist who happens to be Indigenous. He writes about Indigenous issues in the space The Discourse dedicates specifically for reconciliation.

He has won three B.C.-Yukon Community Newspaper Association awards, three Canadian Community Newspaper Association awards and, along with colleague Peter Mothe, a 2015 Canadian Online Publishing Award. His work has been published with CBC, The Canadian Press, The Globe and Mail, /Star-Metro Vancouver and The Tyee.

Wawmeesh graduated with an MA from the UBC Graduate School of Journalism in 2016. His final research project documented the banishment and reintegration of Indigenous sex offenders from their First Nations. Wawmeesh is a member of the Hupacasath First Nation in Port Alberni, B.C. Wawmeesh is married and he and his wife have five children.