Ktunaxa Nation Council

Ktunaxa Nation Council

November 28, 2012 13:04 ET

Ktunaxa Hold Two Events in Defiance of Jumbo Resort

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA and CRANBROOK, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Nov. 28, 2012) - The Ktunaxa Nation (TOO-NA-HA) will hold two events on Friday November 30th to mark the filing of their application for judicial review of the BC Government's approval of Jumbo Glacier Resort.

The Ktunaxa Nation will submit their filing with the BC Supreme Court in Vancouver, where a contingent of Ktunaxa leadership will make a public media statement on the steps of the BC Law Courts.

At that same time, a public rally and march will take place starting at the Ktunaxa Nation's Government Building, and ending at Rotary Park across from the Courthouse in Cranbrook BC, where it is intended the legal proceedings will ultimately be held.

The BC Government approved the controversial resort in an area the Ktunaxa call Qat'muk (GOT MOOK). Located in the heart of Ktunaxa Territory, Qat'muk is home to the Grizzly Bear Spirit, and is vital to Ktunaxa culture and spirituality and the region's environment.

BC Law Courts Media Event in Vancouver
Date: Friday, November 30th, 2012
Time: 11:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. PST
Location: BC Law Courts, steps on corner of Hornby and Nelson, Vancouver, BC
Qat'muk - Jumbo Public Rally in Cranbrook
Date: Friday, November 30th, 2012
Time: 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m. MST
Start: Ktunaxa Nation Government Bldg, 220 Cranbrook St N, Cranbrook, BC
End: Rotary Park, 100 10th Ave S, Cranbrook, BC
March Route: http://goo.gl/maps/bHuPs

For Ktunaxa, Qat'muk is where the Grizzly Bear Spirit was born, goes to heal itself, and returns to the spirit world. Ktunaxa, rely upon the on the continuation of traditional spiritual and religious practices, and the Grizzly Bear Spirit is a unique and indispensable source of collective as well as individual guidance, strength, and protection. Qat'muk's importance for Grizzly Bear Spirit is inextricably interlinked with its importance for living grizzly bears now and in the future.

You can learn more about Qat'muk by visiting: www.beforejumbo.com

Today the Ktunaxa are a thriving people who are revitalizing their language and culture throughout their Territory. The Ktunaxa Nation is actively working towards a model of self-governance, and continue to build cooperative and positive relationships with regional, provincial, and federal governments.

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