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Posted: November 23, 2015

Power to historical preservation

The preservation of a collection of historical records belonging to early East Kootenay homesteader and government agent Michael Phillipps is being supported by Columbia Power.

Columbia Power provided a $3,000 sponsorship to the Ktunaxa Nation Council to aid in the archival accession and digitization of letters and other documents that range in date from 1867 to 1916. Phillipps married Rowena David, daughter of Tobacco Plains chief Paul David and had twelve children. Michael Phillipps’ correspondence and government materials were provided to the Ktunaxa Nation Council by a Phillipps’ descendant.

“We are very pleased to be able to assist the Ktunaxa Nation Council Archives in their work to catalogue and digitize these documents,” said Audrey Repin, Director of Stakeholder and External Relations for Columbia Power.

Above photo: Pictured from left to right are: Rosemary Phillips, great granddaughter of Michael Phillipps and Industry Engagement Officer for the Ktunaxa Nation Council, Audrey Repin, Director of Stakeholder and External Relations for Columbia Power and Donald Sam, Director of the Ktunaxa Nation Council’s Traditional Knowledge and Language Sector.

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