Tobacco Plains Indian Band

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The Tobacco Plains Indian Band (Ktunaxa: ʔakink̓umǂasnuqǂiʔit [1]) are a First Nation based in the East Kootenay region of British Columbia. In the British Columbia Treaty Process They are part of the Ktunaxa Kinbasket Tribal Council.[2]

Chief and Councillors[edit]

  • Chief - Mary Mahseelah
  • Councillor - Dan Gravelle
  • Councillor - Robert Luke
  • Councillor - Corey Letcher
  • Councillor - Jason Gravelle

Treaty Process[edit]

There are in Stage 69 of the BC Treaty Process.[2]


Ktunaxa Ksanka - Who we are, we are Kootenay Nation,Tobacco Plains Indian Band. There are 6 Kootenai nations and 1 Salish. Two from the United States of America Idaho,Montana,Grasmere BC,Creston BC, Cranbrook BC, Windermere BC, Invermere BC are the Shuswap Nation who are Salish that our Kootenay, Kootenai Nations adopted into our Nation.


Economic Development[edit]

Social, Educational and Cultural Programs and Facilities[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "2nd Annual Ktunaxa Challenge 2012". Aboriginal Services - College of the Rockies, BC, Canada. Retrieved 2012-09-10. 
  2. ^ a b "Ktunaxa Kinbasket Tribal Council". Executive Council of British Columbia. 2009. Retrieved July 26, 2009.