A fundamental step in honouring and respecting First Nations Peoples is to acknowledge traditional territory. As part of the University’s protocol, territorial acknowledgement is an important part of our institutional practice. UNBC is located and serves diverse traditional territories that are home to numerous First Nations and other Aboriginal groups. The Prince George campus is situated on the traditional territory of the Lheidli T’enneh, part of the Dakelh (Carrier) First Nations.
The South-Central campus in Quesnel is situated on the traditional territory of the Lhtako Dené (Red Bluff Band), Nazko, Lhoosk’uz Dené Nation (Kluskus Band), and ?Esdilagh First Nations (formerly Alexandria Band). Lhtako, Nazko, and Lhoosk’uz are Dakelh First Nations, and ?Esdilagh is a member of the Tsilhqot’in Nation.
Peace River-Liard Campus
The Peace River-Liard campus in Fort St. John is situated on the traditional territory of the Doig River, Blueberry River and Halfway River First Nations. They are the Dunne-Za people.
The Northwest campus in Terrace is situated on traditional Ts’msyen (Tsimshian) territory of the Kitsumkalum and Kitselas First Nations. It includes a satellite campus in the coastal community of Prince Rupert.
Wilp Wilxo’oskwhl Nisga’a Institute
UNBC also holds an affiliation agreement with the Wilp Wilxo’oskwhl (House of Wisdom) Nisga’a Institute (WWNI), a federated Aboriginal post-secondary institution established in 1993. The WWNI is located in the Nass Valley in the village of Gitwinksihlkw.