Traditional Territory Acknowledgement
Since time immemorial, Indigenous peoples have walked gently on the diverse traditional territories where the University of Northern British Columbia community is grateful to live, work, learn, and play. We are committed to building and nurturing relationships with Indigenous peoples, we acknowledge their traditional lands, and we thank them for their hospitality.
Prince George Campus
The Prince George campus is situated on the unceded traditional territory of the Lheidli T’enneh First Nation, part of the Dakelh (Carrier) peoples' territory.
The South-Central campus in Quesnel is situated on the unceded traditional territories of the Lhtako Dene Nation, Nazko First Nation, Lhoosk’uz Dené Nation, and ?Esdilagh First Nation (formerly Alexandria Band). Lhtako, Nazko, and Lhoosk’uz are on traditional Dakelh territory, 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 in Treaty 8 territory on the traditional lands of the Dane-zaa peoples of the Doig River First Nation, Blueberry River First Nation, and Halfway River First Nation.
The Northwest campus in Terrace is situated on the unceded traditional Ts’msyen (Tsimshian) territory of the Kitsumkalum and Kitselas First Nation. It includes a satellite campus in the coastal community of Prince Rupert, situated on the unceded traditional Tsimshian territory of the Lax Kw’alaams Band and Metlakatla First Nation.
Wilp Wilxo’oskwhl Nisga’a Institute
UNBC has a federated agreement with the Wilp Wilxo’oskwhl (House of Wisdom) Nisga’a Institute (WWNI). Established by the Nisga’a Lisims Government in 1993 and situated on Gitwinksihlkw Village Lands within Nisg̱a’a Treaty territory, WWNI is a fully accredited university-college serving all people in northwestern British Columbia.