Cormorant Island
Cormorant Island is off the coast of Port McNeill on the Northeast end of Vancouver Island.1 It is a traditional spot for the Kwakwaka'wakw people to gather and share wealth.2 The world's tallest totem pole exists there.3 On the northeast coast of the island is the village of Alert Bay which is home to Namgis and Kwakwaka'wakw First Nations.4 St. Michael's School in Alert Bay was one of the last residential schools to close in British Columbia, 1974.5
Mentions of this place in the documents
The Colonial Despatches Team. Cormorant Island. The Colonial Despatches of Vancouver Island and British Columbia 1846-1871, Edition 2.2, ed. The Colonial Despatches Team. Victoria, B.C.: University of Victoria. https://bcgenesis.uvic.ca/cormorant_island.html.

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