Aboriginal Student Resources

Dahooja! Welcome to Lhtako Dené Nation Territory, part of the Southern Dakelh.

Are you an Aboriginal Student? 

In collaboration with the Aboriginal Advisor/ Liaison, CNC Quesnel provides culturally safe services and facilities to Aboriginal Students. We offer students access to information about entering college, choosing career paths, and accessing funding to attend school. Working together, we will assist you in your educational journey at CNC. 



Aboriginal Student Services

Access culturally relevant student services, 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 Steering Committee

Four First Nations communities and four Indigenous Organizations are part of CNC Quesnel’s Aboriginal Education Steering 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.

First Nations Communities

Lhtako Dené First Nation   Chief: Clifford LeBrun  Representative: Terri Boyd
Esdilagh First Nation  Chief: Troy Baptiste  Representative: Audrey Sinclair
Lhoosk’uz Dene Nation  Chief: Liliane Squinas  Representative: Kristina Moller
Nazko First Nation  Chief: Leah Stump  Representative: Delores Alec 


Indigenous Organizations

QTS Friendship Centre  Executive Director: Tony Goulet   
SD28 Aboriginal Education Department District Principal of Indigenous Education: Doreen L'Hirondelle  
Cariboo-Chilcotin Aboriginal Training Employment Centre (CCATEC) Executive Director: Rhonda LaBelle Representative: Crystal Lulua
North Cariboo Metis Association    
Quesnel & District Child Development Centre Indigenous Programs: Indigenous Infant Development Program
Indigenous Supported Child Development 

Important Dates & Events

March 18th - 22nd

Indigenous Culture Week

Call for vendors

May 5 National Day for Awareness & Action for Murdered and Missing Women, Girls and Gender Diverse Kin (MMIWG2S)
May 16 Moosehide Campaign
June 21 National Indigenous Peoples Day
September 30 National Day for Truth and Reconciliation (Orange Shirt Day)

November 8 Indigenous Veterans Day