Ktunaxa Nation Council
Ktunaxa Nation Council Chair
Kathryn Teneese is the Ktunaxa Nation Chair as well as Chief Negotiator for the ongoing treaty negotiations with Canada and British Columbia. Kathryn's active participation in public service began in the late 1960's at the Columbia Lake Band (now known as the Akisq'nuk First Nation) as a Band Councillor and Band Manager, and then later as the Area Coordinator for the organization now known as the Ktunaxa Nation Council. She was also employed in the area of Adult Education at EKCC, now the College of the Rockies. From 1981 to 1998, she lived away from the area to pursue employment at a senior level with a number of provincial Aboriginal organizations based in Vancouver. She returned to the Ktunaxa amakis (territory) in August 1998, and now resides in Cranbrook, BC.