KNC purchase buildings in Cranbrook and Castlegar
The Ktunaxa Nation Council (KNC) announced today it has purchased two properties in communities across ʔamakʔis Ktunaxa, or Ktunaxa territory. The acquired properties are located in Castlegar and Cranbrook.
“It was important to the Ktunaxa Nation to re-establish our presence in the West Kootenay,” said Shawna Janiver, Ktunaxa Nation Council Chief Administrative Officer. “Our purchase of the building at 1444 Columbia Ave in Kiksiⱡuk, or Castlegar, is but just one step in this process.
“When the Ktunaxa Nation Council purchased the Tembec Building in Cranbrook in 2012, we believed we would never run out of office space,” continued Janvier. “With the substantial growth the KNC has undergone in the last few years however, it was clear that more office and meeting spaces would be needed and the decision was made to purchase the building at 32 9th Avenue South in Cranbrook. We look forward to having a larger presence in the Cranbrook downtown core.”
A number of Ktunaxa Nation Council subsidiary businesses, including Ktunaxa Enterprises Limited will be moving into the building in Castlegar in the near future. The building in Cranbrook will undergo renovations in early spring to create office space for Ktunaxa Nation Council staff.
Ktunaxa Nation Council