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First Nations Territory Acknowledgment

Northwest Community College (NWCC) serves seven First Nations in northwest British Columbia: Haida, Tsimshian, Nisga'a, Haisla, Gitxsan, Wet'suwet'en, and Tahltan and acknowledges the traditional territory its campuses reside on:

Prince Rupert:

Northwest Community College’s First Nations Council acknowledges the Tsimshian people of the Allied Tribes of Lax Kw’alaams and Metlakatla on whose traditional territory this meeting will take place.

Terrace:

Northwest Community College’s First Nations Council acknowledges the Tsimshian people of Kitsumkalum, especially the Laxgibuu Clan on whose traditional territory this meeting will take place.

Kitimat:

Northwest Community College’s First Nations Council acknowledges the Haisla people of Kitamaat Village on whose traditional territory this meeting will take place.

Hazelton:

Northwest Community College’s First Nations Council acknowledges the Gitxsan people for being on the traditional territory of Nikateen where this meeting will take place.

Smithers:

Northwest Community College’s First Nations Council acknowledges the Wet'suwet'en people on whose traditional territory this meeting will take place.

Houston:

Northwest Community College's First Nations Council acknowledges the Wet’suwet’en people of the Laksilyu Clan on whose traditional territory this meeting will take place.

 

Maps of the Territories :

  • Haida Gwaii, Haida
  • Hazelton, Gitxsan - Nikat'een clan 
  • Houston, Wet'suwet'en - Laksilyu clan
  • Kitimat, Haisla
  • Prince Rupert, Tsimshian - Ganhada clan
  • Smithers, Wet'suwet'en - Gitdumden clan
  • Terrace, Tsimshian - Laxibuu clan 

In 2004 NWCC, in coordination with its First Nations Council and representatives from the seven First Nations the College serves, created an All Nations Educational Pole to acknowledge the role and impact of post-secondary education in the lives of First Nations people in the Northwest. It symbolizes the UNITY that is felt by the Wet’suwet’en, Gitxsan, Haisla, Tahltan, Nisga’a, Tsimshian and Haida when it comes to meeting the educational needs of their people.