KNC confirms support for Argonaut Valley forest
The Ktunaxa Nation Council (KNC) today reaffirmed its commitment to work with all stakeholders, including the province, to ensure that Ktunaxa stewardship and governance responsibilities are fulfilled in responsibly stewarding the Argonaut Valley forestry area north of Revelstoke.
The area in question is a vital southern mountain caribou habitat and any threat to the caribou or ʔaʔkxamʾis qʾapi qapsin (All Living Things) in this region is of great concern.
As this area is within the homelands of the Ktunaxa Nation – ʔamakʔis Ktunaxa – the Ktunaxa Nation will continue to be involved the high-level decision-making process around the Argonaut Valley region.
The Ktunaxa Nation Council is aware there is no current active logging of old-growth forest in the area and is committed to working with the province to ensure that Ktunaxa Nation interests and stewardship responsibilities are upheld.
Ktunaxa Nation Council