Ktunaxa Ethnobotany Handbook


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This small pocket sized field guide titled ‘?a-kxam̓is q̓api qapsin’ (All Living Things) features 23 common plants, including beautiful colour images, their description, habitat, and traditional uses by the Ktunaxa people (British Columbia, Alberta, Montana, Idaho, Washington).

Ethical Elements: This resource is offered in partnership with the Ktunaxa Nation Council which has the vision of having strong, healthy citizens and communities, speaking their languages and celebrating who they are and their history in our ancestral homelands, working together, managing their lands and resources, within a self-sufficient, self-governing Nation. Read more about our ethical policies & practices.

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In the third episode of Earthy Chats, co-hosts Jade Harvey-Berrill and Ian Shanahan chatted with educator Faye O’Neil of the ʔaq̓am Community in the Ktunaxa Nation! Here’s a sneak-peek at what was discussed:

  • a childhood in nature
  • gaining knowledge from the land
  • gaps in the education system and how to fill them
  • making partnerships and maintaining open dialogue
  • how animals and plants are described in the Ktunaxa language
  • ways to achieve grounding in nature

Episode 03: Braiding Ktunaxa knowledge into learning

Faye O’Neil (Cranbrook) is a member of the ?aqam Community in the Ktunaxa Nation. She is the Aboriginal Education Coordinator for Southeast School District No. 5, and she previously worked in Delta School District as an Aboriginal Support Worker. She sits on the ?aqam Education Committee and Lands Committee, the board for the Columbia Basin Environmental Education Network, and is one of our Indigenous Advisors for our Non-profit Outdoor Learning store. She also has been actively engaged in supporting educators across the region by helping connect their programs and lessons with Indigenous knowledge, perspectives, and land-based learning.


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Weight .05 kg
Dimensions 13 × 10 × 1 cm
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