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Annual Ktunaxa Challenge

2012 Ktunaxa Challenge cancelled:  Unfortunately, there was not enough time to properly conduct a Ktunaxa Challenge last year, but thank you to those who were interested.   Watch for another Challenge opportunity by Winter 2013.

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Challenge #1

  Good afternoon                                    kiʔsuʔk kyukyit                                kiʔsuʔk kyukyit.

Good night                                             Kiʔsuʔk ¢iǂmiyit.                            Kiʔsuʔk ¢iǂmiyit.   

Good morning                                       Kiʔsuʔk wiǂnam.                             Kiʔsuʔk wiǂnam.   

Good evening                                     kiʔsuʔk kwaǂkwayit.                      kiʔsuʔk kwaǂkwayit.

 My name is­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­_____________                   Hu qakǂik ______.                     

St. Mary’s Reserve                               ʔaq̓am

Lower Kootenay Band                          yaqan nuykiy

 Shuswap Band                                     kǂitqatwumǂaʔt

Columbia Lake Band                             ʔakisq̓nuk  

Tobacco Plains Band                             ʔakink̓umǂasnuqǂiʔit

 

Challenge #2  - learn about 6 plants from our garden...

Arrow leaved balsamroot or sunflower      xaǂ                                      xaǂ  

Brown-eyed Susan                              kmanwi¢kik                         kmanwi¢kik

Bitterroot                                              naqam¢u                             naqam¢u

Choke cherry                                        ʔa·kiʔǂmak̓                         ʔa·kiʔǂmak̓

Needle-and-thread grass                    ¢ahaǂ                                  ¢ahaǂ  

Bluebunch Wheatgrass                        ¢ahaǂ                                   ¢ahaǂ

Kinnikinnick                                          ¢aqa                                      ¢aqa

Nodding onion                                     ʔakuwaǂ                               ʔakuwaǂ

Rocky mountain juniper                       ʔakuk̓pǂuǂaǂ                        ʔakuk̓pǂuǂaǂ    

Sagebrush mariposa lily                      nasayit                                     nasayit

Silky lupine                                            ka¢amak                                  ka¢amak

Wild bergamot                                      ʔaknuqǂuxunaʔtit mata          ʔaknuqǂuxunaʔtit mata 

Rough fescue                                          ¢ahaǂ                                       ¢ahaǂ

Saskatoon                                               sq̓umu                                     sq̓umu

Silverberry                                               kyanuqǂu                                  kyanuqǂu  

Tarragon                                                   skinku¢ yaq̓it̕is                           skinku¢ yaq̓it̕is

Wild strawberry                                         ʔa·q̓uku                                  ʔa·q̓uku

Challenge #3  -  Do 9 at St. Eugene Mission Golf Resort....

Joseph   Creek               su·sap ʔa ·knuxunuk                  su·sap ʔa ·knuxunuk                   

 Firewagaon                     ʔakinq̓uku qaqay                            ʔakinq̓uku qaqay

Horseshoe Bend              kq̓aǂǂaxaʔǂ¢in ǂa nʔupinak            kq̓aǂǂaxaʔǂ¢in ǂa nʔupinak

Circling Raven                 q̓untqaǂknuxu qukin                        q̓untqaǂknuxu qukin

Morning Dew                    wiǂnam ʔa ·kuqyit                           wiǂnam ʔa ·kuqyit

Spirit Tree                       ʔakaq̓niʔnam ʔaki¢ǂaʔin                    ʔakaq̓niʔnam ʔaki¢ǂaʔin

Badger's Den                   naǂmit̕ ʔa ·k̓amiʔis                            naǂmit̕ ʔa ·k̓amiʔis

Spring Fawn                   ǂumayit ʔakinq̓u¢ak                             ǂumayit ʔakinq̓u¢ak

Cutthroat Trout                qustit̕  ʔa ·knuxuʔnuk                        qustit̕ ʔa ·knuxuʔnuk

 Hoodoo                               ʔa ·knumuk̓                                   ʔa ·knumuk̓

Tamarack                                   kustit̕                                             kustit̕

Rising Spirit                     k̓ik̓tkam kiʔǂu qapsin                          k̓ik̓tkam kiʔǂu qapsin 

Eagle's Perch             kyaq̓nukat ya ·qawi¢q̓nuʔki               kyaq̓nukat ya ·qawi¢q̓nuʔki

Cattail                                    ʔak̓is hanq̓u                             ʔak̓is hanq̓u

Steeple View         ya ·qakxawi¢kiǂiǂki ʔa ·knumuk̓          ya ·qakxawi¢kiǂiǂki ʔa ·knumuk̓

Body of Giant                     ʔa ·kxuʔis Naǂmuq¢in               ʔa ·kxuʔis Naǂmuq¢in  

Sunset                                   k̓̓unanukq                                  k̓̓unanukq

Kingfisher                                q̓apkaǂ                                       q̓apkaǂ