Aboriginal Resources 

Are you an Aboriginal Student?

Dana’Chea! Welcome to McLeod Lake Indian Band Traditional Territory, part of the Tse’Khene Nation. Through the Aboriginal Advisor/Liaison and in collaboration with CNC’s Aboriginal Resource Centre, CNC Mackenzie offers students access to information about entering college, choosing career paths, and accessing funding to attend school. Working together, we can help you be successful at CNC Mackenzie.

Aboriginal Student Services

Access culturally relevant student workshops, counselling resources, facilities, and more.

Go to Student Services

Aboriginal Student Funding

If you’re looking for assistance paying for college, check out these resources. There are several Aboriginal Awards that can be applied for as well as resources for additional financial aid.

Go to Student Funding

Academic & Career Planning

Do you have questions regarding academic planning? Unsure of which career path is best for you? Connect with an Academic Advisor.

Go to Academic Advising

Aboriginal Services Plan

Three First Nations Communities, McLeod Lake Indian Band, Tsay Keh Dene and the Kwadacha Nation, are part of the Mackenzie Campus Advisory Committee. This group works to provide guidance and direction to CNC to ensure programs and services are culturally relevant to the needs of member communities and learners.

Important Dates

The Aboriginal Advisor Liasion works in collaboration with the CNC staff to host culturally relevant events and activities throughout the fiscal year to honour diversity and promote Aboriginal culture while we continue our healing journey in moving toward truth and reconciliation.

February 23   National Anti-bullying Day
March (Date TBD) CNC Mackenzie Aboriginal History Week 
May 5 National Day for Awareness & Action for Murdered and Missing Women, Girls and Gender Diverse Kin (MMIWG2S) 
June 21 National Indigenous Peoples Day 
September 30 National Day for Truth and Reconciliation (Orange Shirt Day) 

Diversity and Inclusion in the CNC Community

by Lakeysha (oneilll3) | Sep 20, 2023

The College of New Caledonia (CNC) is dedicated to its vision of learning together, changing lives, and creating futures. This includes honouring the diversity of all people and striving to make all CNC campuses safe spaces devoid of discrimination or prejudice.

We wholeheartedly embrace our commitment to creating a learning and working environment where individuals are encouraged to be themselves.

We are deeply concerned about the effects that anti-SOGI language and demonstrations can have on numerous members of the CNC community. CNC denounces any speech or actions that belittle, exclude, or incite violence against individuals or groups based on their identity.

If you or someone you know is struggling, we have resources to help you whether you are a student or an employee of the college.

For more information, please visit:

Here2Talk, 24-7 counselling service provided by the Government of British Columbia: 1-877 857-3397

Peer Support Directory for transgender, gender-diverse, and Two-Spirit individuals of all ages: 

QChat: Peer support resources specifically designed for 2SLGBTQIA+ youth in British Columbia: 

CNC Employee and Family Assistance Program