The flag of the Lheidli T’enneh First Nation is flying above the College of New Caledonia in Prince George for the first time ever.
The Friday flag-raising ceremony is to honour a Memorandum of Understanding signed between CNC and Lheidli T’enneh on National Aboriginal day earlier this year.
“The MOU references the flag protocol – for the Lheidli T’enneh community, raising our flag is an historic event that announces we are taking our rightful place,” says Chief Dominic Frederick.
Frederick says the MOU shows that the college is committed to building a relationship with Lheidli T’enneh based on respect and implementing steps towards reconciliation.
“CNC is proud to raise the flag of the Lheidli T’enneh First Nation at its Prince George campus,” says CNC President Henry Reiser.
The MOU will act as a roadmap as work continues on Indigenizing curriculum and student services at CNC.
CNC serves a total of 21 First Nations in the region.