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The Ktunaxa Nation: Celebrating Who We Are

The Ktunaxa Nation is an Indigenous society whose traditional territory is within the asserted boundaries of Canada and the United States of America.

Ktunaxa Nation Citizens reside in both Canada and the United States of America and have empowered separate governments to protect their interests in both countries.

The Ktunaxa Nation Council is the Ktunaxa Nation government in Canada and is comprised of elected officials from ʔakisq̓nuk, Yaqan Nuʔkiy (Lower Kootenay), ʔaqam (St. Mary’s) and ʔakink̓umǂasnuqǂiʔit (Tobacco Plains) First Nation Communities.

The Ktunaxa people describe our territory using ancient place names; some of these names are thousands of years old, having been established at the time of Creation.

Ktunaxa place names often describe significant events remembered in oral histories; some referencing battles with other Nations, others the making of peace.
Each Nation has a territory that can be defined as being exclusive to historic use and occupancy, and also a territory that we would define as having been shared with other Nations, the latter generally coinciding with the region extending to the outermost boundaries of a given territory.

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Who We Are

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