UNBC strengthens ties, signs MOU with Lheidli T’enneh

October 4, 2016

The University of Northern British Columbia has signed an MOU with the Lheidli T’enneh Nation committing the university and Nation to building new collaborative relationships. The agreement was marked last Friday by a ceremony involving by Lheidli T’enneh Chief Dominic Frederick, a group of Elders, and UNBC President Daniel Weeks. The ceremony saw the unveiling of a new sign at one of UNBC’s campus entrances that reads “House of Learning” in the Dakehl (Carrier) language, as well as an on-campus flagpole that will permanently fly the Lheidli T’enneh flag. “We are happy to continue to collaborate and strengthen our ties with UNBC,” said Chief Frederick. “Today is another example of recognizing the Lheidli T’enneh traditional territory that the University’s Prince George campus is situated within.” UNBC reports that the Elders of the Lheidli T’enneh Nation have “worked tirelessly for the last year sharing their knowledge and expertise” with Rheanna Robinson, UNBC’s Senior Advisor to the President on Aboriginal Relations. UNBC | CBC