Tobacco Plains

Preferred Name:
Tobacco Plains
Alternative Name:
Part Of Former Upper Kootenay Tribe; Traditional Name Is ?Akin'Um+Asnuq+I?It
BC Regional Office:
Kootenay (Cranbrook)
Reserve Land Area:5,070.00 ha
Chief Heidi Gravelle
Councillor Corey Letcher, Councillor Avery Gravelle, Councillor Kyle Shottanana, Councillor Garrett Gravelle
Governance Structure:
Custom Electoral System
Address: P.O. Box 76
V0B 1R0
Community Description

The Tobacco Plains Indian Band is located in Grasmere, BC near the Roosville Border Crossing. We are part of the Ktunaxa Nation. The purpose of the Tobacco Plains First Nation Administration is to establish, maintain, conduct and promote among our Chief and Council and our membership, support and guidance in establishing goals towards health and wellness, employment and training, and cultural heritage.

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

The Tobacco Plains Indian Band Development Corporation manages the following properties as Campgrounds and RV Parks: Big Springs, Ayes Ranch, Dorr Road. It also manages another property, Edwards Lake, as a series of Lease Lots. The properties are located on the traditional territory of the Ktunxa Nation. Tobacco Plains First Nation is party to several Agreements with the Province covering Economic and Community Development, Strategic Engagement, and Forest Consultation and Revenue Sharing.