Indigenous Stories at UNBC

  • Person wearing academic mortar board and gown smiles at another person slightly off-camera who holds arms open for a congratulatory hug.
    July 19, 2023

    Her research captured the importance of the grandmother’s teaching, but the path she’s laid for others to follow is a powerful example of those lessons in action. Nisga’a Elder Julia Adams... more

  • Person wearing floral blouse poses for photo in building atrium
    June 22, 2023

    Ryan O’Toole came to UNBC to connect with her Indigeneity. Growing up dislocated from territory, family and culture, O’Toole came to northern B.C. to be closer to her family and the... more

  • May 30, 2023

    Nisga’a Elder Julia Adams took in the inspiring view of the Nass Valley, prior to gathering with other graduates and members of the community to celebrate her personal academic achievement and... more

  • April 12, 2023

    Prince George, B.C. – Garry Gottfriedson, an Indigenous leader, rancher, educator and world-renowned poet from the Secwépemc First Nation, will receive an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from... more

  • March 30, 2023

    As the Winter Semester draws to a close at UNBC, so, too, do wood carving sessions for students hosted by the First Nations Centre at the Prince George campus. Rather than see the final... more

  • woman wearing blue blouse, and purple wool cover up with black Indigenous art designs on it, sitting in front of green backdrop
    February 24, 2023

    After caring for the ‘waterways of the human heart’ as a cardiac nurse for 17 years, Dr. Darlene Sanderson returned to academia to pursue both a master’s degree and a PhD and now works closely... more

  • student holding wooden award plaque, leaning against rock wall
    February 21, 2023

    UNBC student Sarah Dixon was honoured this past fall to have been selected as one of three recipients from across the country to receive a 2022 Skills Award for Indigenous Youth from the Forest... more

  • Daniel Sims and Sheila Blackstock
    February 1, 2023

    After 20 years of visionary leadership, Dr. Margo Greenwood, a scholar of Cree ancestry, is moving on from the National Collaborating Centre for Indigenous Health to her new appointment as a... more

  • NCCIH textbook
    November 18, 2022

    The new undergraduate-level textbook Introduction to Determinants of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis Peoples’ Health in Canada offers a refreshing strengths-based approach that centres... more

  • Dr. Margo Greenwood speaks at a podium with a UNBC sign in the background
    November 10, 2022

    Longtime University of Northern British Columbia Professor Dr. Margo Greenwood has been appointed to the Senate of Canada.  “I am honoured to be appointed as a Senator and look forward to... more

  • A soccer player wearing the new UNBC Indigenous uniforms preforms a bicycle kick with a smoke machine
    November 9, 2022

    A year after the UNBC Timberwolves launched their groundbreaking new Indigenous logo, the project earned international recognition. Designed by former UNBC student Trevor Angus, the new... more

  • Winadzi talks about his new installation Reconciling Light. The artwork has a face in the middle with eight rays each featuring one phase of the Residential School story
    September 29, 2022

    Prince George, B.C. – A new piece of artwork commissioned by the University of Northern British Columbia shines a light on the true experiences of Indigenous People at residential schools and... more

  • Sign at the Robert Frederick Gallery featuring a Raven when a branch with berries in its mouths by Jennifer Pighin
    September 28, 2022

    Prince George, B.C. – The art gallery at the University of Northern British Columbia is being re-named after the late Robert Frederick, an accomplished Lheidli T'enneh carver, storyteller and... more

  • Photo of Natan Obed with a white background
    September 23, 2022

    Prince George, B.C. – Natan Obed, a leader committed to improving the well-being of Inuit in Canada, will receive an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from the University of Northern British Columbia... more

  • Photo of Warner Adam with wood paneling behind him and Indigenous art on the right hand side of the frame
    September 22, 2022

    Prince George, B.C. – Warner Adam, a tireless advocate for Indigenous children and families, is set to receive an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from the University of Northern British Columbia... more

  • Ron Sebastian polishes the talking stick while sitting on one of the ceremonial chairs at UNBC
    September 21, 2022

    Prince George, B.C. – Ron Sebastian, an acclaimed northwest coast Indigenous artist with a profound and longstanding connection to the University of Northern British Columbia, will receive an... more