In the early 1990s, a ski hill developer proposed a ski resort development for an area known by the Ktunaxa Nation as Qat’muk. It is an area not covered by any land surrender treaty with Indigenous Peoples, but which British Columbia characterized as Crown land. The Ktunaxa had not objected to the use of the area for heli-skiing, but they objected to the ski resort development. The Supreme Court of Canada found that, by 2009, British Columbia had consulted with the Ktunaxa and accommodated their concerns by mandating a reduction in the size of the proposed resort.
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