Wawmeesh Hamilton is a journalist/photographer at The Discourse, where he writes about Indigenous issues and reconciliation in the space The Discourse dedicates for reconciliation. in Vancouver. Wawmeesh is a journalist who happens to be Indigenous, This year he is nominated for both a Webster Award and an Online News Publishing award, and he previously won three B.C.-Yukon Community Newspaper Association awards, three Canadian Community Newspaper Association awards and a 2015 Canadian Online Publishing Award. His work has been published with CBC Indigenous, 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., and is a married father of five children.