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Indigenous Experiences

Ktunaxa Nation

The pristine rivers, lakes, waterfalls, beaches, mineral hot springs, alpine meadows and snow-capped mountains of the Kootenay Rockies region are primarily the traditional territory of the Ktunaxa ethnic group, who have inhabited the area since time immemorial.

It is the Ktunaxa after whom the region draws its name.

Learn more about Ktunaxa Creation and Stories Behind the Land Formations and link to the Ktunaxa Business Directory.

The Ktunaxa are linguistically distinct from other First Nations.

The western stretches of the Kootenay Rockies region are also considered traditional Okanagan and Sinixt territory.

For thousands of years, before the Europeans arrived, the First Peoples of this land, Ktunaxa (pronounced ‘k-too-nah-ha’) people prospered here.

The Ktunaxa’s rich history is showcased throughout the area.

September 30 is the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.

It is a day to call upon all of those who can effect change

to take action to advance reconciliation in Canada.

Ways To Effect Change

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