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People of the Skeena Field School



Classes fill quickly and space is limited so register in advance. Only receipt of payment guarantees your place.

Registration Options

  1. Phone 1.877.277.2288. Pay with credit card (Visa, MasterCard or American Express).
  2. Drop in. Register at your local campus. Pay with credit card, debit card, or cheque. Post-dated cheques are not acceptable.

Note: Sponsoring agencies and employers may fax an authorization to invoice for student registration. The authorization to invoice must be accompanied by a Field School Application form.

Course Cancellations

A minimum number of students are required to run field schools. If that number is not reached, NWCC reserves the right to cancel a field school. Every attempt  is made to notify you in advance. A full refund is processed automatically unless you notify us that you wish to register for another field school.


We do not call registered students to confirm that a field school is running. Students are ONLY contacted if the field school is cancelled. Check your registration statement carefully for course dates and times, and refer to this page for more info on fees, withdrawals and our refund policy.


Registrations are accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis upon full receipt of tuition fees at the time of registration. If a field school is full, your name is placed on a waitlist. Those on the waitlist will be contacted and registration will be confirmed upon full receipt of applicable fees and the 20% field trip deposit. Should a space become available in a course (due to student withdrawals or another reason) the person whose name is first on the waitlist will be contacted. If that person cannot be reached the next person on the list will be contacted.

Fees, Withdrawals & Refunds

Full refunds are made only if a field school is cancelled by the College or if the student withdraws from a field school for a documented medical or bereavement reason before the start of the field school. Withdrawals and requests for refunds are administered as follows:

  • 100% if NWCC cancels the field school
  • 100% refund up to ten business days before the course start (less the committment and application fees). 
  • A 20% deposit of the field trip fee is due at registration.
  • Fees MUST be paid in their entirety 10 (ten) business day prior to field school start date No refund provided for withdrawals receieved less than ten (10) days before the start of classes. 


Field school activities, sites, and dates may be changed due to weather or other environmental occurrences beyond the control of NWCC. All efforts will be made to provide a comparable field school experience should any itinerary change be necessary.

Program Outline 

Course credit

Upon successful completion of the People of the Skeena Field School coursework and exam, students will earn 3.0 credits for the ANTH 212: Cultural Resource Managment course.


The People of the Skeena Field School will take place in the Terrace area, and includes visiting the Gitxsan Eagle Clan’s fishing site of Guxts’eliksit. At this Language Preservation and Culture Camp, students will be hosted by Skaỳan (Anita Davis), Hereditary Chief/Matriarch, and other Eagle Chiefs/Elders. Students will be immersed into the rich and amazing Gitxsan culture and history while learning the preparation of smoked salmon and weaving of cedar in an outdoor classroom.

Contact Us

For more information about the People of the Skeena Field School, please contact the instructor:

Sheree Ronaasen
Phone number: 250.635.6511 Ext: 5235

Career Opportunities 

Please see the Education Advisor at your local NWCC campus.

Admission Requirements 

Successful admission to the University Credit Program as well the individual course(s) pre-requisites, and a Permission of Instructor 

Dates and Locations 

August 4-13 2016

• Gitxsan Territory along the Ksyen (Skeena) River
• Guxts’eliksit Language & Culture Camp
• Terrace Campus


Program Fees 
FEES Full Time (3 Credits)
Tuition: $268.56
*Student Association Fee: $30.78
*Canadian Federation of Students Fee: $8.64
Technology Fee: $11.46
Registration Fee: $5.76
Infrastructure Fee: $1.71
Graduation Fee:  $1.62
**Books: $100.00
**Supplies/Clothing: $20.00
Field School Fees: $325.00
Total: $773.53

*A deposit of 20% of the Field School fee ($65.00) and a $100.00 tuition deposit are due at time of registration.

*Fees must be paid in full 2 weeks prior to Field School start date.

*These fees are term based and may vary due to the length of the program.

*Please note that these are approximate costs and may vary depending on courses taken.

*Field school deposit is non-refundable after July 23, 2015.