NLC Awarded Funds for Aboriginal Special Projects

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Aboriginal students at Northern Lights College can soon look forward to new culturally specific programs, thanks to an additional $200,000 in funding from the provincial Aboriginal Special Projects Fund.

Two new programs will be offered as a result of the funding.

The Capacity Building and Cultural Education Support program will use classroom and online courses to enhance learners’ communication and negotiation skills in Tlingit language.

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The Renewing the Spirit program will incorporate Aboriginal leaders into the teaching process, using a holistic approach to provide guidance and mentorship to promote self-confidence.

Cyndy Lorincz, Registrar and Dean of Learner Support Services for Northern Lights College, says the college is excited to receive the funding.

Overall, Aboriginal programs in BC received nearly $3,000,000 this year from the Aboriginal Special Projects Fund.

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