Napika’s Students 2nd Annual GATHERING @ Yaqan Nukiy

On March 11-12, 2014, the 2nd Annual Napika’s Gathering was held at Yaqan Nukiy.
Approximately 56 attended from Akisqnuk, Aqam, Yaqan Nukiy, Kootenai Tribe of
Idaho, & the Confederated Salish & Kootenai Tribes. This gathering
focused on preservation strategies of the ktunaxa language, culture, &

Agenda Topics included:

  • Elders Panel
  • Ceremony Protocols
  • Ktunaxa Sign Language
  • Ktunaxa Singers and Songs
  • Family Tree/ Genograms
  • Spiritual/ Cultural Abuse
  • Healthy Lifestyles

The Drum Group Northern Cree from Alberta attended for the second year in a row.