Ktuq̓ȼqakyam Newspaper

Kiʔsuʔk Kyukyit!

Welcome to the online home of... Ktuq̓ȼqakyam, The Bearer of News, Teller of Tales.

This Ktunaxa newspaper was re-launched in September, 2022, after a seven-year hiatus.

Q: Do you know what a 'byline' is?

A: It's who wrote the article!

We want to the paper to be 100% Ktunaxa bylines, and are happy to work with writers of all levels to package their words into stories readers will enjoy.

So whether you have a finished article or the glimmer of a story idea, drop us a line and let's get it in print!

We're always seeking Ktunaxa

Kiʔsuʔk Kyukyit!

Welcome to the online home of... Ktuq̓ȼqakyam, The Bearer of News, Teller of Tales.

This Ktunaxa newspaper was re-launched in September, 2022, after a seven-year hiatus.

Q: Do you know what a 'byline' is?

A: It's who wrote the article!

We want to the paper to be 100% Ktunaxa bylines, and are happy to work with writers of all levels to package their words into stories readers will enjoy.

So whether you have a finished article or the glimmer of a story idea, drop us a line and let's get it in print!

We're always seeking Ktunaxa contributors with stories, news, photographs and artwork to feature.

The newspaper is meant to be of value to all Ktunaxa, contributors and readers alike.

Please see below for some handy content guidelines.

Thank you and look forward to hearing from you,

Rachelle Sebastian

Dave Lalande

Trish Barnes


  • ȼ̓upnakutnamu :: Fall, 2023 Issue


    ȼ̓upnakutnamu :: Fall, 2023 Issue

    Check out the latest issue... 16 pages featuring:

    1 Elders Gathering: Notes

    2 Canfor raises Ktunaxa flag

    3 Salmon Warriors Youth Camp

    4 Addressing and Healing Our Traumas

    4 Statement of Reconciliation

    5 Sheri Corie: If you dream it

    5 ʔaq̓am Pow Wow

    6 Ashley O’Neil and AshFireWear

    7 Joan O’Neil: Elder in Residence

    8 Light after the heat at ʔaq̓am

    10 Seven Nation Soaring Eagles

    11 Old Time Stories

    12 Caytlyn Red Fawn Luke: From student to educator

    13 Alfred Joseph’s Walkabout Book

    14 For Language Learners, Flatbow Heritage and Smokii Sumac

    15 Ktunaxa Ready

    16 Elders Gathering photo

    16 Photo call-out for calendar


  • ǂumayitnamu Spring, 2023 Issue


    Check out the latest issue... 16 pages featuring:

    Earl Benallie and Sacred Defenders of the Universe (Calgary Telus Spark Science Centre, Premiere on March 23, 2023)

    Complex Care Housing in Cranbrook

    Sonya Morigeau and SMOR Productions

    and lots more...

    ǂumayitnamu Spring 2023

  • ¢̕upnakutnamu :: Fall, 2022 Issue



    https://ktunaxahakqyit.org/19724/widgets/164386/documents/115006

  • How to Contribute

    Ktuq̓ȼqakyam runs four times per year.

    Print run is 1,000 copies, and the press is in Cranbrook (Black Press.)

    Distribution is by bulk drop-off at distribution points, with some direct mail as requested.

    We welcome contributions any time of the year.

    Here are some rough content guidelines about preparing content for print:

    Photos are most welcome!
    Please ensure the images are in JPG form, and the resolution of the image is 200 dpi or higher.
    Contact News@ktunaxa.org for more info.
    **Please include photographer’s name, and the names of the people in the photos,
    along with a ‘cutline’ explaining what is happening in the photo.

    • Feature Stories:
      Pitch your feature story ideas be emailing News@Ktunaxa.org.
      Features are between 750 and 1,000 words, with one or more photos.
      Subject should be of interest to a wide Ktunaxa readership.

      We can schedule page space for you.

    • Short News Items:
      Send your finished short news items to News@ktunaxa.org.
      Items can be anywhere from 100 to 500 words, with photos optional.
      These items are to tell Ktunaxa readers something you believe of value to them.

    • Nations’ Updates:
      Sharing stories from the four Ktunaxa First Nations is top priority.
      Readers will welcome news items, columns, reports, photo essays,
      "Nasuʔkin Updates," Health Centre news, Community Initiatives and more.
      Anywhere from 100 to 1,000 words, and photos most appreciated. Please email updates to News@ktunaxa.org.

    • Language & Culture Learnings:
      An educational and sharing space open to all Ktunaxa who have something to share about Language & Culture.
      Can be as short as 25 words or up to 1,000 if a feature-length piece. Email News@ktunaxa.org.

    • Business Cards:
      Bring in your business card for us to scan for the back-page directory.
      Or send a scan or high-quality cell phone photo to News@ktunaxa.org.
      This is a free marketing opportunity.


    • Letters and Opinion:
      This section is for letters and opinion pieces up to 300 words in length.
      Letters may be edited for length and clarity and must include a phone number and address of the author.
      (This information will not appear in print, but is needed to verify the letter.)
      No edited opinion pieces or letters will run without explicit permission of the original author.

    • Events Promotions:
      Please provide:
      Name of event;
      date;
      time;
      location;
      purpose;
      contact info;
      photos or promo posters if possible.
      Email news@ktunaxa.org.

    • Story Tips:
      We are always on the lookout for story tips and are most excited to receive stories written by Ktunaxa.
      Reach out! News@ktunaxa.org.


    "Not a writer?"

    No problem!

    There are many ways to prepare stories for sharing.

    We can interview you, help you find a writer to work with, or work with you to polish what you have.

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