Eligibility & Enrolment
The Ktunaxa Nation has been in treaty
negotiations with the province of British Columbia and the
government of Canada since 1993. The three parties are currently
in stage 4 (Agreement-In-Principle) of a 6 stage process.
Once stage 4 is complete, stage 5 (Final Agreement) needs
to be ratified by the three parties. British Columbias
Member of Legislative Assembly (MLA) and Canadas Member
of Parliament will vote on whether to accept the AIP. In
order for Ktunaxa Nation to accept the AIP, Ktunaxa citizens
will be called upon to vote. The criteria that will determine
a persons eligibility to vote are being negotiated.
Basically, the Ktunaxa Nation deems anyone who has direct
Ktunaxa Nation ancestry or anyone who is a direct descendant
of the Shuswap Band, to be eligible to vote. There may be
other criteria as well, but these are yet to be confirmed
through negotiations. If you have any questions or concerns,
we would like to hear from you.