Nupqu, associated with Ktunaxa Enterprises Ltd, is proudly First Nation owned. We provide professional land and resource management services within the Ktuanxa Traditional Territory and beyond.
“Nupqu” is the Ktunaxa word for black bear and represents the powerful and resourceful nature of our organization.
Our organization has a proven track record of natural resource management consulting and contracting. We provide a wide range of value added services to both industry and government players within the Ktunaxa Traditional Territory.
Leveraging the strengths of a highly-trained workforce, robust safety and stewardship principles, Nupqu is a leader and steadfast partner in the provision of value-added professional and technical resource services
Our MandateWithin the Ktunaxa Holdings Limited Partnership group of businesses, Nupqu provides professional land and resource management services within the Ktunaxa Traditional Territory and beyond. Specifically, we support clients within a variety of industries with the following services:
Key Benefits of our Services
First and foremost, the highest benefit to working with Nupqu is being able to work with an experienced, competitive, highly trained, and professional resource management consulting and contracting business. Other benefits include:
- Providing business opportunities that ultimately benefit our Ktunaxa owners while carrying out business activities within the Ktunaxa Traditional Territory
- Meeting First Nation or Indigenous corporate objectives
- Access to cost-competitive, available, local and professionally trained work force and a network of local vendors and subcontractors
- Consolidated project work by dealing with one contractor on a variety of project deliverables
Nupqu Resource Limited Partnership is committed to providing a safe and healthy workplace, compliance with governmental agencies, pertinent regulatory requirements, and our client’s practices and procedures. As a SAFE and COR certified business by the BC Forest Safety Council, Nupqu provides business owners, managers, employees, contractors, partners and customers the assurance of knowing that a recognized and reviewed worker health and safety program is in place at all times.
Integrity & Accountability
In Our History and Profile
Nupqu, associated with Ktunaxa Enterprises Ltd, provides professional land and resource management and the opportunity for industry and government to engage Ktunaxa Buisness in the Ktunaxa Traditional Territory. Our main office is located just outside the ʔaq̓am community north of Cranbrook, BC. We also have offices located in: Fernie, Castlegar and Cranbrook to support our operations in the respective regions.
Our employees, made up of many recognized and certified natural resource professionals, have a strong reputation of providing quality services in the resource industries throughout the region. Nupqu’s diverse work-force offers a broad range of certified experience and expertise while providing opportunities for professional and career development for Aboriginal people within the region.
From 1997 to 2009, Nupqu operated as the Ktunaxa Kinbasket Development Corporation. Nupqu was incorporated in 2009 within the Ktunaxa Holdinsg Limited Partnership group of businesses owned by the four communities of the Ktunaxa Nation and the Ktunaxa Nation Council Society. In 2020, Nupqu updated its name from Nupqu Development Corporation to Nupqu Resource Limited Partnership to reflect the new mandate focused on resource consulting and contracting.
Nupqu and HemmeraTo expand our service offering in the environmental field, in 2018 we established a business partnership with Hemmera Envirochem Inc, An Ausenco Company (Hemmera). Hemmera is a full-service, boutique environmental consultancy that offers a range of services in Environmental Planning and Ecology, Community Engagement and Social Sciences, and Site Assessment and Remediation. Nupqu and Hemmera have built a strategic business relationship that offers multiple benefits to our clients, projects, and communities. Our relationship continues to evolve and grow, helping us build mutual capacity while independently and jointly pursuing project opportunities supported by the right mix of staff on each project. We also have sub-contracting and professional services agreements in place to support prompt service delivery with industry-standard safety programs and liability provisions in place.
Our Management Team
Project Manager - Forestry Planning and Development, Vegetation Assessment and Treatment
Project Manager - Aquatic/Wildlife Assessment, Construction Environmental Monitoring
Tyler Fortin, A.Ag.
Project Manager - Water Quality and Environmental Monitoring
Jacob Liddy, BA, RPCA
Project Manager - Archaeology
Project Manager - Safety Services and Contract Management