Aboriginal Stories at UNBC

  • June 4, 2019
    Lydia Stephens launched her educational journey on a bright, summer day in August, 1994. The University of Northern British Columbia was officially being opened in Prince George and included special guest, her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Stephens remembers that day well, having... more
  • A Dance Through the Seasons Book cover
    May 21, 2019
    Dreams play an important role in Aboriginal culture. They provide meaningful connections to a person’s past, present, future, and traditions.  When Leona Prince was gifted a dream from her friend and colleague Shelien Hadfield, it was something she took quite... more
  • Dr. Ross Hoffman and Gisdewe Alfred Joseph in 2009.
    April 8, 2019
    The life of Gisdewe Alfred Joseph, lead plaintiff for the Witsuwit’en people of northwest BC in the landmark Delgamuukw-Gisday Wa v. BC court case, is the subject of a new book written by UNBC First Nations Studies professor Dr. Ross Hoffman. Written in... more
  • April 2, 2019
    UNBC’s Dr. Henry Harder and Dr. Travis Holyk with Carrier Sekani Family Services (CSFS) have received a $1.5 million grant to pursue a five-year research project focused on strengthening mental wellness and suicide prevention for Elders in B.C.’s Northern Interior.... more
  • April 2, 2019
    Prince George, B.C. – Dr. Joseph Arthur Gosnell Sr., a well-respected and distinguished hereditary chief in the Laxts’imilx Laxsgiik (Beaver/Eagle) tribe of the Nisg̲a'a Nation, has been named UNBC’s seventh Chancellor. He will be sworn in at the convocation ceremony in Prince... more
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    February 11, 2019
    Prince George, B.C. – The University of Northern British Columbia is collaborating with Prince George organizations and the provincial government this Wednesday to host the Moose Hide Campaign, a grassroots movement of Indigenous and non-Indigenous men standing up... more
  • Spencer Greening
    June 21, 2018
    Spencer Greening is one of 15 graduate students from across Canada who has received a Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation Doctoral Scholarship, one of the most prestigious awards in Canada in the Social Sciences and Humanities field.  Greening is an Indigenous... more
  • Hernández-Read
    June 4, 2018
    Public archives play an indispensable role in safeguarding our documentary heritage while at the same time balancing the needs of public access with a degree of personal privacy for the record’s subject. Recently, this traditional responsibility has been inundated... more
  • Embedded thumbnail for Celebrating Student Success in Gitwinksihlkw
    May 29, 2018
    Sammy Azak has some advice for those who may be on the fence when it comes to earning a university degree. Go for it. “For the students who are coming up, don’t listen to what anyone says about the education here or anywhere else,” he said. “Just go for it and... more
  • Edōsdi - Dr. Judy Thompson
    March 14, 2018
    Language is a critical building block for society, something that needs to be preserved, nourished and used for a culture to thrive. University of Northern British Columbia Assistant Professor of First Nations Studies Edōsdi - Dr. Judy Thompson understands the... more
  • Aboriginal
    March 2, 2018
    The University of Northern British Columbia is bringing its Spring into Transition program to its Terrace campus, which gives Aboriginal youth a taste of university life. Not knowing what to expect may discourage any young person from attending a post-secondary... more
  • February 26, 2018
    When Devin Russell stepped inside a classroom on the other side of the world last year, he felt connected and accepted. He felt right at home. Russell spent three months, from May to August 2017, as a Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Scholarship winner, through the... more
  • Corbin and Spencer Greening
    January 26, 2018
    Brothers Corbin and Spencer Greening share a unique connection between education and community. Growing up together in Burns Lake, Corbin was the first to attend at UNBC and earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and First Nations Studies. Spencer... more
  • January 5, 2018
    Prince George, BC – First Nations scholar and educator Dr. Dustin Louie is the first Aboriginal Scholar in Residence at the University of Northern British Columbia. He begins his four-month term this week. Louie is from Nee Tahi Buhn and Nadleh Whut’en of the... more
  • Lynda Price
    November 30, 2017
    Even as a young girl growing up on a ranch along Lessard Lake near Anahim Lake, B.C., Lynda Price recognized the importance of getting an education. She realized it would help her reach her short and long-term goals. Price eventually earned a Certificate in First... more
  • Students Nicole Hoffman and Jacey Wolfe paddle a birch bark canoe
    July 5, 2017
    University of Northern British Columbia student Jacey Wolfe felt a sense of pride as she watched a birch bark canoe glide through the water on Ferguson Lake. Built by Wolfe and her classmates as part of an experiential learning field school, the canoe floated... more

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