The First Nations Centre welcomes Roy Nooski to campus as our Elder in Residence for February. He'll be at UNBC Feb. 20-24.
Roy belongs to the Luksilyoo Clan (Caribou) of the Nadleh Whut'en. His nickname is 'Utass.' Utass is the trickster in Dakelh culture. He is a survivor of the Lejac Indian Residential School and has experienced living on the Downtown Eastside (DTES) for 20 years.
Roy has worked with the Carrier Sekani Family Services as a drug and alcohol counsellor and for the Nadleh Band as an elected Councillor.
He is a prostate cancer survivor and attributes his healing to the traditional medicines he uses and shares with many people in the North. Roy shares his medicines in workshops and post-secondary classes at the College of New Caledonia.
During his week on campus, Roy will live in student residence, visit classes and talk to students. For a full schedule, please visit the First Nations Centre.
His week will also include a storytelling and cultural exchange session on Tuesday, Feb. 21 from 1 - 2:30 p.m. in the Elder's Room.
Everyone is welcome!