NIC receives Kwak’wala name for Port Hardy campus

May 1, 2019

North Island College has been gifted the Kwak’wala name “Mix̱alakwila” for its Port Hardy/Mount Waddington Regional campus. The campus will be formally known as the Mix̱alakwila campus or NIC’s Mix̱alakwila campus in Port Hardy. “I want to thank the Elders and community members who have honoured us with this new campus name,” said NIC President John Bowman. “NIC’s first Indigenous campus re-naming is a historic event for the college. It signals a permanent, ongoing commitment that Indigenous Education is a priority and that we value the relationships established with First Nations communities.” Nation Talk (BC)