Elder in Residence

Monday, February 20, 2017 - 9:00am to Friday, February 24, 2017 - 4:30pm
First Nations Centre, Agora, 7-109
Prince George

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!

Contact Information

Cheryl George, UNBC Cultural Co-ordinator
250-960-5326   |   cheryl.george@unbc.ca

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