ʔaq̓am Statement on Cemetery

ʔaq̓am 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 the former site of the St. Eugene Residential School and the current site of the St. Eugene Resort. Please click link below for the full media release. 

Distribution of Beef to ʔaq̓am Community Members

As part of their Grazing Licence Agreement, Gwinner’s Country Butcher located in Kimberley, donated Beef to our community. ʔaq̓am Administration will be distributing this donation to our local area households. Members will be given the opportunity to receive a package of Beef, with each including a variety of cuts. Ground Beef can last for up to 4 months with other cuts up to 1 year if kept frozen safely.

Qat'muk News

Celebrate the future of Qat'muk

The Call to Gather is for Ktunaxa people.  Learn about the next chaper of Qat'muk through the establishment of an IPCA. Join one of the sessions and receive a $50 stipend for your participation, plus early notification about focus groups in June.

Spring Burning Memo

Press Release - Wildfire on-reserve contained

Cranbrook, BC – On Friday, April 16, 2021, what appears to be an accidental fire started on the lower half of the ʔaq̓am reserve.  The City of Cranbrook Fire Department quickly responded to the fire and the BC Wildfire crews were called in.

The fire is now assumed to be contained but crews will remain on the scene overnight.  The extent of the area damaged is not yet know, no structures or homes were damaged.  All residents were able to return to their homes.