Wawmeesh Hamilton

Wawmeesh Hamilton is a fellow at Discourse Media and an award-winning journalist/photographer who works out of Vancouver, B.C. He has won three B.C.-Yukon Community Newspaper Association awards and three Canadian Community Newspaper Association awards, each for writing and photography. He and colleague Peter Mothe won a Canadian Online Publishing Award in 2015. Hamilton’s work has been published with CBC, The Canadian Press, The Globe and Mail, Metro and The Tyee. Hamilton graduated with an MA from the UBC Graduate School of Journalism in 2016. His thesis documented the banishment and re-integration of Indigenous sex offenders from their communities. Hamilton is a member of the Hupacasath First Nation in Port Alberni, B.C.