The University of Northern British Columbia is holding convocations throughout the north during grad season.
Yesterday saw six Nisga’a students receive their degrees in Gitwinksihlkw at the Wilp Wilxo’owhl Nisga’a Institute.
Pauline Stewart graduated with a degree is First Nations studies and a Nisga’a language certificate while staying in her home village of Laxgalts’ap.
She says staying in the Nass Valley while studying allowed her to get firsthand knowledge from her elders, as well as maintaining important cultural ties.
Stewart encourages anyone who’s interested in pursuing a degree to apply.
Justice Thomas Berger, who was a lawyer during the landmark Calder case that established Aboriginal title, was the guest speaker.