Ktunaxa–Kinbasket


KTUNAXA–KINBASKET  () are 2 related groups of FIRST NATIONS people occupying the mountainous southeast corner of BC from the ARROW LKS east to the ROCKY MTS. The Ktunaxa, also known as the Kutenai people, are related to Kootenai tribes in Idaho and Montana. Their language, Kutenai, is a linguistic isolate, not known to be related to any other language (see FIRST NATIONS LANGUAGES). The Kinbasket are a First Nation of SECWEPEMC (Shuswap) who arrived in the INVERMERE area in the 1850s and...

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