Indigenous Culture Week Quesnel

Event Details

Quesnel Campus

Event Description

Indigenous Culture Week  March 18 - 22 

Indigenous Culture Week

The College of New Caledonia is hosting an Indigenous Cultural Week to honour and recognize the rich and vibrant cultures of the First Nation, Inuit, and Metis Peoples of Turtle Island. We have scheduled the week of March 18-22, 2024, to showcase the richness, strength, and Ingenuity of all Indigenous Peoples. We invite students, staff, and the public to participate in the Opening Ceremony, and the workshops during the week. The workshop and teachings will be presented by Elders and local Knowledge Holders. 


Opening Ceremony 

Monday, March 18, 10:00 am – noon

Join us as we kick off Indigenous Culture Week with Welcomes and a performance by the Lhtako Youth Dancers. Guest Speaker Terrence Paul will speak about the Sundance, Sweat Lodge, and the Sacred Pipe, and how they pertain to Dakelh decolonization initiatives.


Cultural Teachings and Southern Carrier Stories with Elder Doreen Patrick  

Tuesday, March 19, 10:00 am – noon.

Email Karen to reserve your seat as space is limited.


Tea with Wildcrafter Sharon Primeau  

Tuesday, March 19, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Beading with Raine  (FULL)

Wednesday, March 20  10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Join us to make beading projects designed by Raine Ravnborg Gilpin.

Email Karen to reserve your seat in advance as space is limited.


Southern Carrier Animal Teachings by Elder Ellie Peters 

Thursday, March 21, 10:00 am – noon

Email Karen to reserve your seat as space is limited.



Métis Culture Display and Conversations with Lori Donald

Thursday, March 21, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm


Indigenous Artisan Market 

Friday, March 22, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Join us to find locally-made crafts and artisan products. Bannock & chili by Sarah Boucher for sale.



Are you an Indigenous artist or entrepreneur? Indigenous-themed artisans, crafters, and vendors wanted!