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Aboriginal Gathering Space opens at Northern Lights College

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The newly renovated area is designed to help support aboriginal students in a variety of ways, containing couches, a study area, an area for socializing as well as a kitchen.

At Thursday’s grand opening, a variety of presentations were made in the new Gathering Space, including drummers from the Doig River, and Mayor Bruce Lantz, who made a short speech. Lantz said such a gathering space is important not only for the educational benefits of aboriginals, but also for a "greater sense of community and spirit."

Minister of Advanced Education Naomi Yamamoto says "providing support for Aboriginal students will help build a strong foundation for their future success, assisting them to secure good jobs and provide for their families."

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On Nov. 1, the Northern Lights campus in Dawson Creek will celebrate the official opening of their own Aboriginal Gathering Space.

The Northern Lights College’s gathering spaces are part of a $13.6 million investment by the Province to create gathering spaces at public post-secondary institutions throughout the province.

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