WTF is "West Kootenays? "

billiebob

My Uncle drove a government issued Jeep in Europe
Seriously, the Kootenays are the valleys the Columbia River flows thru. BC, WA, ID, bordering on OR. One of the worlds biggest Hydro projects. One of the longest rivers in the world.

Gods Country.

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The fascinating thing is from Canal Flats the Columbia flows north and south before joining at Castlegar and flowing to the Pacific at Astoria and the Columbia Reach.
 
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Willard27

New member
You get to spell it a few ways if you want to be fancy...

The Kutenai (/ˈkuːtəneɪ, -i/), also known as the Ktunaxa (/tʌnˈɑːhɑː/ tun-AH-hah;[4] Kutenai: [ktunʌ́χɑ̝]), Ksanka (k-SAHN-kah), Kootenay (in Canada) and Kootenai (in the United States), are an indigenous people of Canada and the United States. Kutenai bands live in southeastern British Columbia, northern Idaho, and western Montana. The Kutenai language is a language isolate, unrelated to the languages of neighboring peoples.
Four bands form the Ktunaxa Nation in British Columbia. The Ktunaxa Nation were historically closely associated with the Shuswap Indian Band through tribal association and intermarriage. Two federally recognized tribes represent Kutenai people in the U.S.: the Kootenai Tribe of Idaho and the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes in Montana, a confederation also including Bitterroot Salish and Pend d'Oreilles bands.
 

greg.potter

Adventurer
Seriously, the Kootenays are the valleys the Columbia River flows thru. BC, WA, ID, bordering on OR. One of the worlds biggest Hydro projects. One of the longest rivers in the world.

Gods Country.

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The fascinating thing is from Canal Flats the Columbia flows north and south before joining at Castlegar and flowing to the Pacific at Astoria and the Columbia Reach.
Might have something to do with the Kootenay river ......

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billiebob

My Uncle drove a government issued Jeep in Europe
You get to spell it a few ways if you want to be fancy...

The Kutenai (/ˈkuːtəneɪ, -i/), also known as the Ktunaxa (/tʌnˈɑːhɑː/ tun-AH-hah;[4] Kutenai: [ktunʌ́χɑ̝]), Ksanka (k-SAHN-kah), Kootenay (in Canada) and Kootenai (in the United States), are an indigenous people of Canada and the United States. Kutenai bands live in southeastern British Columbia, northern Idaho, and western Montana. The Kutenai language is a language isolate, unrelated to the languages of neighboring peoples.
Four bands form the Ktunaxa Nation in British Columbia. The Ktunaxa Nation were historically closely associated with the Shuswap Indian Band through tribal association and intermarriage. Two federally recognized tribes represent Kutenai people in the U.S.: the Kootenai Tribe of Idaho and the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes in Montana, a confederation also including Bitterroot Salish and Pend d'Oreilles bands.
You are missing the Arrow Lakes Band, the Sinixt. Who the Government tried to claim extinct but after 4 court battles now have recognition in Canada.

You might enjoy this book.

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Correction, the 4th court battle to the Supreme Court has yet to be heard and delayed due to COVID-19.

See page 3 for the story in the West Kootenays Valley Voice.

 
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AbleGuy

Too Much Fun Club, founder
You are missing the Arrow Lakes Band, the Sinixt. Who the Government tried to claim extinct but after 4 court battles now have recognition in Canada.
They are good folks....I worked with them a bit on this about 20+ years ago, knew Marilyn James back then.
Thx for mentioning them and helping bring back some fond memories for me!
 

AbleGuy

Too Much Fun Club, founder
I just want to know if it's better to go to Yaak or Yakt or Yahk.
If you’d like to read some really good books about that area ⬆ while you’re dealing with your C-19 downtime, local author Rick Bass has several volumes of great stories published that you might enjoy.
 

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GHI

Adventurer
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We should get a bunch of Expo'rs together and buy the Dirty Shame Saloon. Turn it into a stop-over or something for Overlanders.
 

Shovel

Explorer
I haven't been to any of the Yaak/Yahk places but Yaak looks like it has two bars and nothing else... while Yahk has a building with goats on the roof. Clearly once the border's back open a YAAK TO YAHK rally is in order!
 
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