Troy Sebastian| nupqu ʔa·kǂam is a Ktunaxa writer and poet living in Lekwungen territory. His writing has appeared in The Walrus, Prairie Fire, Quill and Quire, The Malahat Review and Ktuq̓ȼqakyam. Lekwungen territory
Troy is a contractor to the Ktunaxa Nation Council but the views presented in his writing are his own, not those of the council.
Okanagan Nation Grand Chief Stewart Philip put it best when he said that the decision to exclude Indigenous peoples from the Treaty’s renegotiation is a “shocking unilateral decision” and an “act of absolute treachery.”