Indigenous Services

Northern Lights College has Indigenous Gathering spaces on the Chetwynd, Dawson Creek, Fort Nelson, and Fort St. John campuses. These gathering spaces provide a place for our Indigenous students, staff and Elders to socialize, hold special events, and receive advocacy and support.

Our Indigenous Student Navigators are here to help Indigenous students manage their way through their education here at NLC, with advice about NLC admissions and programs.

Services to Indigenous students include:

  • support for program preparation and successful completion
  • assistance with, and information about financial aid
  • advocacy for Indigenous student issues
  • referrals to community agencies for personal support
  • specialized services to Treaty, Status, Inuit, Metis, and non-status students

We can work with you in promoting your personal and professional success as you journey through your post-secondary education here. Computers and internet access are also available for student use.

Contact a Navigator

Diane L’Hirondelle
Indigenous Student Navigator, Dawson Creek campus
Phone: (250) 782-5251 ext. 7599

Krystal Cornish
Indigenous Student Navigator, Fort St. Fohn campus

Contact the Indigenous Cultural Assistants

Cory Lizotte
Dawson Creek campus
Phone: (250) 782-5251 ext. 1204

Denise Stager
Indigenous Cultural Assistant, Fort St. John campus
Phone: (250) 785-6981 ext. 2003

Are you an Indigenous student (or potential Indigenous student) who needs assistance, has questions or concerns, or needs a little more information?

Email us at

Richard Resener
Coordinator of Indigenous Relations
Phone: 250-774-2741 ext. 4602
Cell: 250-500-3660

Bruce McKay
Coordinator of Indigenous Relations
Phone: 250-784-7544
Cell: 250-262-1731

Helen Knott
Director of Indigenous Education
Phone: 250-785-6981 ext. 6202
Cell: 250-261-9192