?Akisq'nuk First Nation

Preferred Name:
?Akisq'nuk First Nation
Alternative Name:
Part Of Upper Kootenay; Kootenay; Upper Kootenay Tribe; Formerly Columbia Lake (Pre-2004)
BC Regional Office:
Kootenay (Cranbrook)
Reserve Land Area:4,064.70 ha
Chief Alfred Joseph
Councillor Darcy Fisher, Councillor Donald Sam, Councillor Theresa Kains, Councillor Jason Nicholas
Governance Structure:
Custom Electoral System
Population (off First Nations land):123
Population (on First Nations land):158
Population Total:281
Address: 3050 Highway 93/95
V0B 2L2
Economic Development Contact: Heather Rennebohm
Economic Development Officer
Fax: (250) 342-9693
Phone: (250) 342-6301
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
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.

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.