We are excited and honoured to have Nasuʔkin (Chief) Joe Pierre join us for our next Council meeting where he will share the ʔaq̓am version of the Ktunaxa Creation Story. Joe Pierre is a gifted storyteller who recounts the history of the Ktunaxa people and this land with depth and dynamism.
This meeting will be held online on Thursday September 30th from 9:30am to noon PDT and is open to Council members and anyone wishing to attend. If you are interested in joining us for the first time, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We hope that you will join us for this opportunity to hear this story on September 30th, which is also the first annual National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. We believe that listening to this wonderful story will ground us thoroughly in this place where we work, live, eat, and play.
Meeting ID: 860 7077 6576
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- Agenda (PDF)
- Staff Reports – Executive Director & Engagement Co-coordinator (PDFs)
- Minutes from July 29th Council Meeting (PDF)
About Joe Pierre
Joe Pierre was raised in the Community of ʔaqʾam formerly known as the St. Mary’s Indian Reserve and is a citizen of the Ktunaxa Nation. He attended the University of Calgary in the Fine Arts. At the U of C Joe met several other First Nations people interested in Theatre and they collaborated to form the Crazy Horse Theatre Company. The company mounted several productions in Calgary all of which were written by Aboriginal writers. Joe also worked for a season with the CBC production “North of Sixty”. Joe was a storyteller at the very first Proctor Storytelling Festival and he has presented at several other festivals throughout the Kootenays. Currently he is employed by School District 5 Southeast Kootenay and is a member of the Board of Directors for the First Nations Education Steering Committee. Joe served as a Councilor for the St. Mary’s Indian band for 8 years and was a member of the Board of Governors for the College of the Rockies for 6 years. In the Fall of 2016 Joe was elected back to the ʔaqʾam (formerly the St. Mary’s Indian band) council, this time in the capacity of Chief Councilor. And in February of 2021 Joe was reelected to a second term as Chief. He is a husband to wife Jennifer and a father to fifteen-year-old Jude. Together they are known as “Triple J”.