New housing at the College of New Caledonia will provide homes for Aboriginal students that reflect cultural values and cultures.
The Aboriginal student housing building is a project that CNC has been developing for almost a decade and supports the Province’s commitment to adopt and implement the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP), and the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s (TRC) calls to action.
The Province of BC is investing $2.6 million in the new student housing facility.
The project will include:
The 440-square metre (4,735 square feet) building is located in the Lheidli T’enneh’s homeland at CNC's Prince George campus.
The building for first-year Indigenous students is being built next to existing student housing, to ensure students can easily participate in campus life.
CNC worked with the Lheidli T’enneh and other Indigenous peoples to ensure the housing is a welcoming and safe space for Indigenous students to attend and stay.
The building will be built to ensure it is energy efficient and supportive of the Province’s long-term climate strategy, the CleanBC plan. Occupancy is expected by spring 2020.