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Posted: June 18, 2021

City and Ktunaxa Nation to raise Nation Flag Monday

On Monday, June 21, at 11:30 a.m., Ktunaxa Nation and City of Cranbrook leaders will gather at the Cranbrook Arches (Intersection of 9th Avenue South/King Street & Highway 3/Van Horne St.) to jointly raise a Ktunaxa Nation flag.

Due to the current COVID-19 restrictions in place, which limits outdoor gatherings to a maximum of 50 people, the city is asking the media and members of the public to not attend in person, to allow for dignitaries, speakers, performers, guests, and staff of both the Ktunaxa Nation and the City of Cranbrook to participate in the event.

The event will be broadcast live on the City of Cranbrook’s website at

Delegates to be in attendance include:

Kathryn Teneese, Chair, Ktunaxa Nation Council;

Janice Alpine, Ktunaxa Nation;

Joe Pierre, Chief, ʔaq’am?;

Sophie Pierre, Elder, ʔaq’am?;

Lee Pratt, Mayor, City of Cranbrook;

John Hudak, Councillor, City of Cranbrook;

Mark Fercho, CAO, City of Cranbrook;

Darren Brewer, Business Development Officer, City of Cranbrook.

A temporary road closure and speed limit reduction will also be in effect as 9th Avenue South will be closed to all traffic from Baker Street to Highway 3 from 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Monday, June 21.

The speed limit on Highway 3 near the event site will be reduced to 30km/h during the same period.

Drivers are asked to please follow and obey all traffic signage and direction from all traffic control personnel for the safety of those attending the event.


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