Wawmeesh Hamilton is a reporter at Discourse Media. 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, Metro and The Tyee. Wawmeesh graduated with an MA from the UBC Graduate School of Journalism in 2016. His thesis documented the banishment and reintegration of Indigenous sex offenders from their communities. Wawmeesh is a member of the Hupacasath First Nation in Port Alberni, B.C.
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