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Ki’suk kuk’yit and Welcome, We welcome you, your family, and your friends to the St. Eugene Resort.  The original building of our resort was once the Kootenay Indian Residential School until it closed in 1970. It was then that Ktunaxa Nation Elder Mary Paul said that “since it was in that school that our culture [...]

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For Release June 30, 2021 ʔaq ̓ am Statement on Discovery of Unmarked Graves The Leadership of ʔaq̓ am wishes to clarify information that has appeared on various social media platforms as well as national and international news regarding the discovery of 182 unmarked graves in a cemetery in the ʔaq̓ am Community and near [...]

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For Immediate Release June 21, 2021 ʔamakʔis Ktunaxa / Kootenay Region, B.C.: Since the announcement on May 27 that ground-penetrating radar had confirmed the remains of 215 children at the site of the former Kamloops Indian Residential School, many non-Indigenous allies have expressed a desire to learn more about these institutions. They want to know [...]

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For immediate release June 1, 2021 Every Child Matters Cranbrook, B.C. – Just a few days after elders from the Ktunaxa Nation blessed the St. Eugene Resort, as it re-opened for the summer season, it was announced that the remains of 215 Indigenous children had been found at the former Kamloops Indian Residential School. That [...]

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