Lower Kootenay

Preferred Name:
Lower Kootenay
Alternative Name:
Variation Lower Kutenai; Preferred Name Yaqan Nukiy (Variation Yaqan Nu?Kiy) Meaning "Where The Rock Stands"; Includes Flat Bow (Circa 1889); Part Of Kootenay
BC Regional Office:
Kootenay (Cranbrook)
Reserve Land Area:3,246.30 ha
Chief Jason Louie
Councillor Robert Louie Sr. , Councillor Jared Basil, Councillor Josie Fullarton, Councillor Sandra Luke
Governance Structure:
Custom Electoral System
Address: 830 Simon Road
V0B 1G2
Community Description

The Lower Kootenay First Nation is a First Nation based in the East Kootenay region of British Columbia. The LKFN strives to be a stable, independent, self-governing authority, providing principled leadership to a dynamic community of caring, healthy citizens, from a secure resource base.

Treaty or Tribal Association
Ktunaxa Kinbasket Treaty Council
Summary of Economic Development Agreements, Community Businesses and Joint Ventures

Lower Kootenay First Nation owns and operates the Lower Kootenay Development Corporation, which interests are currently in the forestry, agriculture, energy and tourism sectors. The Lower Kootenay Band is currently involved in the following businesses: Lower Kootenay Development Limited Partnership, Robert Logging Partnership, Lower Kootenay Forage Products, Lower Kootenay Guide Outfitters Ltd., Nupqu Development Corporation, St. Eugene Resort, Golf Course & Casino, and Lower Kootenay Value Added Industrial Park. Additionally, four privately owned businesses are located on Lower Kootenay Reserves: Legend Logos, Ktunaxa Tipi Co., Stewart Steinhauer Stone Sculpture, and Sturgeon-Nose Creations.