Indigenous Services

Services to Indigenous students include:

  • advice about NLC admissions, programs, and services
  • 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

Northern Lights College has Indigenous gathering spaces on the Chetwynd, Dawson Creek, Fort Nelson, and Fort St. John campuses. These gathering spaces provide a shared place for all Indigenous students to socialize, hold special events, and receive advocacy and support. Our Coordinators of Indigenous Relations, listed below, can work with you to help promote your personal and professional success as you journey in pursuit of your post-secondary education. Computers and internet access are also available for students at these locations.

Contact us

Are you a 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

David Christie
Director of Indigenous Education
Phone: 250-785-6981 ext. 2020
Cell: 250-261-1194