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: Ms. JoAnne Moiese   
North Cariboo Aboriginal Family Program Society (Longname) Executive Director: Maynard Bara  
Cariboo-Chilcotin Aboriginal Training Employment Centre (CCATEC) Executive Director: Rhonda LaBelle  Representative: Crystal Lulua

Important Dates & Events

February 10 Moosehide Campaign
February 23 National Anti-bullying Day
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)

November 8 Indigenous Veterans Day

Red Dress Day and Moose Hide Day

by Lakeysha (oneilll3) | May 04, 2022
A message from Dr. Dennis Johnson, President & CEO and Marlene Erickson, Executive Director: Aboriginal Education.

We ask the CNC community to join us in recognizing Red Dress and Moose Hide days.

Thursday May 5th is Red Dress Day, the National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls, and Two-Spirited people in Canada.

Red Dress Day was inspired by the work of Métis artist Jamie Black. The project began in 2010 after Black displayed an installation at the University of Winnipeg that included a series of empty red dresses to honour and symbolize the lost lives of Indigenous women at the hands of violence. On this day, participants are encouraged to display empty red dresses in public spaces and wear red dresses or red clothing to show support for the lives of those who are missing and were murdered.

Following closely will be the Moose Hide Campaign Day on Thursday May 12th. The campaign is an Indigenous-led grassroots movement of men, boys and all Canadians - standing up to end violence against women and children. Participants are asked to wear moose hide pins. The pin is your commitment to honour, respect and protect the women and children in your life, work to end gender-based violence and take action towards reconciliation with Indigenous peoples.

We hope you will take these opportunities to show your support, grow your knowledge, and help build a world dedicated to eliminating violence and achieving reconciliation. We are grateful for CNC’s Aboriginal Resource Centres and Aboriginal Liaisons in providing opportunities and materials to encourage participation in these days.