Northwest Community College’s Terrace campus is holding its first Elders in Residence program this Thursday.
The Elder’s Tea will be held from 11:30am to 2:30pm and will have four First Nations elders available to provide guidance, and give students a cultural connection.
Annette Sorensen is the First Nation Access Coordinator at NWCC, and she says there’s a lot of interest in this program so far.
There are plans to make this a regularly scheduled event, and eventually provide an elder with office space.
Robert Pictou is one of the elders, and he says he hopes he can impart some practical advice to people just starting their careers.
He adds he’s also there to listen.
The first session is open only to NWCC students and staff, though future sessions may be open to the public.