UNBC South-Central students have access to many Indigenous resources located in the South-Central region and at UNBC Prince George.
Indigenous Resource Dati
UNBC's Indigenous Resource Dati (Doorway) is a collection of Indigenous-related resources that link to student supports, academic programs, and governance that encompass the scope of Indigenous initiatives at UNBC.
On this webpage, students can learn more about:
The First Nations Centre
The First Nations Centre (FNC) offers a wide variety of programs, services, and activities that help to improve educational outcomes for Aboriginal students, create awareness and understanding of Indigenous perspectives and worldviews, and celebrate Aboriginal culture. The FNC team is here to welcome everyone who visits or accesses the First Nations Centre. Beyond supporting Aboriginal students, one of the goals of the FNC is to help create dialogue and an understanding of Aboriginal peoples and cultures to the wider UNBC community.
Throughout the year, the FNC offers some virtual and online programming for regional and distance students. Students are also able to contact FNC staff members through email or phone to connect to answer questions and receive helpful resources. If students have questions about navigating university life, accessing band funding, or connecting to resources, they can contact UNBC's Aboriginal Student Life Navigator, Roxanne Umpherville, at email@example.com or (250) 960-5010.
Office of Indigenous Initiatives
The Office of Indigenous Initiatives involves identifying the emerging needs and strategic opportunities for Indigenous students, faculty and communities, and ensuring institutional-wide Indigenization is aligned and coordinated with current and new programming across campuses supporting UNBC’s commitment to reconciliation.
First Nations near Quesnel
The South-Central campus in Quesnel is situated on the unceded traditional territories of the Lhtako Dené Nation, Nazko First Nation, Lhoosk’uz Dené Nation, and ?Esdilagh First Nation (formerly Alexandria Band). Lhtako, Nazko, and Lhoosk’uz are part of the Dakelh First Nation, and ?Esdilagh is a member of the Tŝilhqot’in Nation.
Lhtako Dené Nation
Lhtako Dené Nation is a Dakelh (or Southern Dakelh) Nation in the Athapaskan language family and is located in the northern Fraser Canyon region.
Address: 1515 Arbutus Rd, Quesnel, B.C., V2J 5H8
Phone: (250) 747-2900
Nazko First Nation
Nazko First Nation is a Southern Carrier First Nation with its main reserve located 107 km west of Quesnel.
Address: 405 Barlow Avenue, Quesnel, B.C., V2J 2C3
Phone: (250) 992-9085
ʔEsdilagh First Nation
ʔEsdilagh First Nation, also known as the Alexandria Band, is part of the Tŝilhqot’in National Government, approximately 50 km from Quesnel.
Address: #4-423 Elliot Street, Quesnel, B.C., V2J 1Y6
Phone: (250) 991-6000
Lhoosk’uz Dené Nation
Lhoosk’uz Dené Nation is a Dakelh (or Southern Dakelh) Nation in the Athapaskan language family and is located in the upper Blackwater River watershed west of Quesnel and south of Vanderhoof.
Address: #101 – 231 Anderson Drive, Quesnel, B.C., V2J 3K4
Phone: (250) 992-3290
Quesnel Indigenous Resources
North Cariboo Community Campus
UNBC South-Central students can utilize CNC’s Aboriginal space (room S128) for studying or learning. Students can contact CNC's Aboriginal Liaison/Advisor in Quesnel, Lori Gagnon, to learn more about local Aboriginal resources and culturally relevant activities.
Quesnel Tillicum Society Native Friendship Centre
The Quesnel Tillicum Society Native Friendship Centre's mission is "to improve the quality of life and meet the needs of First Nations and other people who are faced with adjusting to the social, economic, and cultural lifestyle of the community." They offer family support, drug and alcohol counselling programs, employment information and counselling, youth outreach, mental health counselling, legal advocacy, and cultural programming.
Address: 319 North Fraser Drive, Quesnel, B.C., V2J 1Y9
Hours of operation: Monday to Friday from 8:00am to 3:30pm (12:00-12:30pm closed for lunch)
Phone: (250) 992-8347
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com
Dakelh & Quesnel Community Housing Society
The Dakelh & Quesnel Community Housing Society is a registered non-profit society that owns and operates 190 units, including houses, apartments and townhouses to provide affordable housing. DQCHS also provides support with tax filings, personal budgeting, and counseling for tenants.
Address: #100 - 744 Front Street, Quesnel, B.C., V2J 2L1
Hours of operation: Monday to Thursday from 9:00am to 3:00pm
Phone: (250) 992-3306
Quesnel Dakelh Education & Employment Society
The Quesnel Dakelh Education & Employment Society provides education, training and employment services to support economic and social capacity development for local First Nations members.
Address: 103-231 Anderson Dr, Quesnel, B.C., V2J 3K4
Hours of operation: Monday to Friday from 8:30am to 4:30pm
Phone: (250) 991-0520
North Cariboo Aboriginal Family Program Society
The North Cariboo Aboriginal Family Program Society, also known as the "Longname Society," strives "to promote the advancement and well-being of the children, youth and families of Aboriginal communities in the region and to advocate for and provide programs, services and resources which contribute to community development and capacity-building." The NCAFPS is a not-for-profit organization and provides many services, including child, family, and capacity programs.
Address: 324 Hoy St N, Quesnel, BC, V2J 1Y6
Hours of operation: Monday to Friday from 8:30am to 3:30pm
Phone: (250) 992-9160