Ktunaxa Strong Feb/March Newsletter

Kiʔsuʔk kyukyit!

The new edition of Ktunaxa Strong is out.

This newsletter is for Ktunaxa people.

There is lots of great information, including updates about the Native Nations Institute from Bonnie Harvey, announcements of upcoming online speaker series hosted by Anna Morigeau, a new podcast from Keith Clement, a new contest, information on how to book a one-on-one engagement session with Citizen Registrar Rachelle Sebastian and a call out for a Ktunaxa Citizens Meeting on Treaty.

Plus, an in-depth look at Nation Rebuilding through the lens of some important concepts: Recognition, Self-Determination, Self-Sufficiency and Reconciliation, penned by Garry Merkel and Rosemary Phillips.

Ktunaxa people are welcome to attend the Ktunaxa Speaker Series Tuesday, March 9, which will feature Dr. Stephen Cornell talking about Nation Rebuilding.

This is a Zoom event; to get your link, please email Governance Readiness Coordinator Darlene Trach at darlene.trach@ktunaxa.org.

Enjoy the newsletter and thank you to all contributors!

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Ktunaxa Health COVID Info Session now online

Dallas Cardinal, ʔaq̓amnik health nurse, during the information session.

Ktunaxa Health Covid Information Session VIDEO

Ktunaxa Citizens were invited to join the free online information session with Community Nurses Brittany Groff, Dallas Cardinal, Heather McDonald and Sara Chorney, as well as other panelists from community health centres and guests from First Nations Health Authority. The panel answered your questions about the vaccine, its efficacy, roll-out, access, and what to expect when you get vaccinated.

Click here to watch the video.

Click here to see the FAQ document.

Guest Post: Sophie Pierre

A message from Sophie Pierre

Dear Ktunaxa Friends, Family and Community, wherever you may be: 

I saw this poster and thought how appropriate it is to our Ktunaxa Nation. 

On February 8, 2021, I witnessed our Chiefs come together with one voice to protect Qukin ʔamakʔis in a meeting.

I’m so very proud of the work that we as a Nation are doing to ensure the colonial reserve system has not stopped us from protecting ʔamakʔis Ktunaxa for all time and all future generations.

Congratulations to our leadership!

Sophie Pierre,

Proud Ktunaxa Gramma

COVID Vaccine: Question & Answer Online Session

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Covid Vaccine Info Session

February 9, 2021 at 5:30, via Teams*

Ktunaxa Citizens are invited to join the free ONLINE information session with Community Nurses Brittany Groff, Dallas Cardinal, Heather McDonald and Sara Chorney, who will answer your questions about the vaccine, its efficacy, and what to expect when you get vaccinated.

Other panelists from community health centres will be online, too, to answer questions about the vaccine roll-out and access.

Please email April.Sullivan@Ktunaxa.org to ask your questions in advance.

The meeting link is:

Click here to join the meeting



The nurses and other panelists will answer questions that are sent beforehand, or that are “chatted” by participants during the session.

*Teams is a type of video conferencing platform, similar to Zoom.

Using it is a very similar process to using Zoom,
all you do is click the link that you will be sent,
and run the app as directed on your screen.

If you haven’t used Teams before, it’s a good idea to click the link about 10 minutes before the meeting start time to ensure everything is working.

You will be able to attend via video link, audio link or even cell phone if necessary.

The session will be recorded for later distribution, as well.

All you need to join a Teams meeting is a link.

Select Click here to join the meeting(SAMPLE)

Select Click here to join the meeting in your meeting invite to be taken to a page where you can choose to either join on the web or download the desktop app.
If you already have the Teams app, the meeting will open there automatically.

If you don’t have a Teams account and the organizer has allowed it, you may have the option to enter your name to join the meeting as a guest. If you do have a Teams account, select Sign in to join with access to the meeting chat and more. Then, depending on the organizer’s settings, you may join the meeting right away or go to the lobby where people in the meeting can admit you.

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