Bringing The Salmon Home Festival – May 10 to 16

The Indigenous-led public engagement launch of Bringing the Salmon Home: The Columbia River Salmon Reintroduction Initiative in mid-May 2021 offers a vision, an invitation and a shared affirmation to work together to look at all opportunities to bring the salmon back to the upper Columbia River region.
Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities are invited to show their transboundary support by organizing Bringing the Salmon Home related events from the headwaters to the mouth of river. This may include holding local paddle journeys, or sending in stories, songs, videos, messages and artwork that can be shared through the CRSRI website and social media channels.
Most activities will be planned as virtual events in this week of public engagement outreach. Some on-location events may be possible, if COVID-19 limitations allow. The new CRSRI website will be the online portal to the daily line-up of workshops and special events.
Join in discussions and special events with leaders and members of the Syilx Okanagan Nation, Ktunaxa Nation, Secwépemc Nation, Canada and British Columbia and diverse other Tribes and communities who care about the salmon and this great river.
The voices of youth, elders, knowledge keepers, scientists, poets, artists and musicians will be featured. Schools, libraries, museums and galleries are invited to organize and cross-promote Bringing the Salmon Home themed events.
The festival will feature many Ktunaxa presenters and knowledge holders from all Ktunaxa communities. You can learn more about the festival at


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Update: Response to COVID-19

Update on Ktunaxa Nation Council COVID-19 Response

April 15, 2021
The Government building will be closed to most staff until May 25, 2021.

The building, including the gymnasium, is still closed to the public and not available for public rental.

This is to slow the transmission rates and protect Citizens, Communities and Staff.

During this two-week time, staff will be working from home.
The only staff who may access the building will be Sector Directors, and some core staff in Facilities, Governance, IT, HR, Flexinet, Health Clinic and Finance.
Front door FOBs will be deactivated for everyone else.

Lands staff doing field work will access their vehicle keys and sanitation kits by appointment.

If you are Lands staff doing field work, please contact your manager to arrange access.

If you are staff and wonder whether your FOB will be deactivated for this period, please contact your manager.

If you are staff and you require building access during this time, please contact your manager who will work with you to schedule an access time with Reception.
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Thank you for your cooperation as we prioritize Citizen, Community and staff health and safety.

Update on Ktunaxa Kinbasket Child and Family Services
KKCFSS will continue to offer all services and remain open while operating
within the confines of the provincial guidelines and continue to follow COVID-19 procedures.

During this time all non-essential travel is prohibited for staff.

All meetings are to be done virtually, if possible.

KKCFSS Website

KKCFSS (250) 489-4563
After-Hours 1-800-663-9122 or 250-310-1234
Akisqnuk (250) 342-6379
Lower Kootenay – RCMP: 911 (250) 428-7414
Crisis Line (250) 310-6789
Suicide Crisis 1-800-784-2433
Foundry Online 1-833-308-6379

Health Clinic Update

Open with reduced in-person services from 8:30 to 4:30 on weekdays.

The Ktunaxa Nation Council Health Clinic is taking appointments via telephone,
and will continue to conduct health appointments by phone, unless in-person visits are absolutely required.
To set up an appointment, please call 250-420-2700.

Social Sector Services Update

Social Sector staff who are able to work from home are currently required to do so.

As we continue to respond to the impacts of Covid-19 within an ongoing overdose crisis within British Columbia, Scotty’s, Street Angel, Detox, and Recovery programs will continue to operate as usual, with all Covid-19 related precautions in place.

Enhanced screening and cleaning procedures will be made available at these facilities, as we endeavor to minimize the disruption to our clients while continuing to ensure their health and safety, and the health and safety of our staff as well.



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