Ktunaxa Nation Treaty Negotiations at standstill


Staff member
y Haley Grinder, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

The Ktunaxa Kinbasket Treaty Council had their treaty negotiations process suspended on Thursday, Oct. 21. The council was initially created by and for citizens of the Ktunaxa Nation to negotiate a treaty with both the provincial and federal government. The treaty would define and uphold the rights, relationships and responsibilities between Ktunaxa Nation and respective governments. Such topics at hand were: lands and resources, language and translation, archives and repatriation, traditional-use and cultural studies, and elders advisory committees, to name a few.
he Nasu?kins of the four Ktunaxa Nation governments representing the communities of Yaq? it ?a·knuq?i?it (Tobacco Plains), ?akisq?nuk First Nation, Yaqan Nu?kiy (Lower Kootenay) and ?aq?am, approved the suspension, although the duration of which is still unknown.
This suspension will be in place until the Ktunaxa governments can...continued.

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