Indigenous housing at CNC to offer students “foundation for success”: Lheidli T'enneh Chief

May 27, 2019

Construction has started on a housing project for Indigenous students at the College of New Caledonia. A release states that the British Columbia government is investing $2.6M into the facilities, which will include 12 furnished student rooms, a suite for an Elder, shared kitchen, living area, washrooms and laundry facilities, as well as a designated area for cultural practices, teachings and activities. "A safe, welcoming and supportive home gives Indigenous students the foundation for continued success," said Lheidli T'enneh Chief Clayton Pountney. "We've worked closely with our Elders and community members to get to the start of construction and look forward to the completion of the new building." BC