A vision of past Lower Kootenay Band Elders has come to fruition.
The completion of the Round House, a sacred lodge built on traditional Ktanaxa land near Creston was recently celebrated.
Chief Jason Louie says its purpose is to preserve culture, language and spirituality.
Louie says he hopes the public can understand the round house and ceremonies held there are very private.
The band lobbied corporate sponsors to fund the $1.2 million project.