Community Description

Akisqnuk First Natio is a vibrant Ktunaxa Nation, Aboriginal Community located Near Windermere, British Columbia, Canada. Located in an area of unparalleled natural beauty, Akisqnuk neighbours the communities of Windermere to the north and Fairmont Hot Springs to the south. Akisqnuk’s western border reaches along the pristine shores of Lake Windermere for 14 kilometres (nine miles). The band’s eastern border lies at the base of the Rocky Mountains. By car Akisqnuk is located just over one-hour (120 km) away from Cranbrook, B.C. and just over two-and-a-half hours (280km) from Calgary, Alberta.

Treaty or Tribal Association

Ktunaxa Nation

Economic Development Background

?Akisq'nuk First Nation runs an Economic Development Department lead by its Economic Development Officer. It is a small office geared towards providing top tier service for its community.

Summary of Economic Development Agreements, Community Businesses and Joint Ventures

?Akisq'nuk First Nation, as a member of the Ktunaxa Nation, has engaged the Provincial Government in several Strategic Engagement, Economic, and Community Development Agreements, as well as a Forestry Consultation and Revenue Sharing Agreement.

Community Details:

Kootenay
?Akisq'nuk First Nation
Part Of Upper Kootenay; Kootenay; Upper Kootenay Tribe; Formerly Columbia Lake (Pre-2004)
Ktunaxa
Kootenay (Cranbrook)
http://www.akisqnuk.org
4064.7 hectares

Contact Details:

Heather Rennebohm Economic Development Officer
(250) 342-6301
(250) 342-9693
3050 Highway 93/95 Windermere, BC, Canada V0B 2L2
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