St. Mary's Indian Band Also Known As ?Aqam

Preferred Name:
St. Mary's
Alternative Name:
Kootenay, Formerly Part Of Upper Kootenay Or Upper Kootenay Tribe
BC Regional Office:
Kootenay (Cranbrook)
Reserve Land Area:8,717.90 ha
Chief Joe Jr. Pierre
Councillor Codie Morigeau, Councillor Julie Birdstone, Councillor Jason Andrew, Councillor Vickie Thomas
Governance Structure:
Custom Electoral System
Address: 7470 Mission Road
V1C 7E5
Community Description

Also known as ?Aq'am, St. Mary's is a member community of the Ktunaxa Nation based in the East Kootenay region of British Columbia. As a community, we share many values – recognizing the importance of family, unity and co-operation, effective communication, love and kindness, respect, safety and security, inclusion, education and learning, healthy and balanced living – and take pride in our heritage, language and culture. We value natural law and practice stewardship of the land, water, animals, and plants.

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

?Aq'am Community Enterprises administers and manages a number of business development initiatives, including Community-owned Business Development; Resource Development; Airport Lands Development and Leasing; Strategic Partnership Development; Tourism, Culture and Hospitality; Agriculture; and more.