FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, August 17, 2018
Carrier Sekani Tribal Council and Prince George Indigenous Organizations Collaborate on Wildfire Evacuee Services Response
Dakelh Territory, Prince George: The Carrier Sekani Tribal Council (CSTC) and numerous Prince George Indigenous organizations are collaborating to help contribute a volunteer effort toward the Evacuation Support Services for First Nations fleeing the wildfires raging in the northwestern region of the province.
Many of the evacuees arriving in Prince George originate from First Nations communities dispersed throughout the region that are impacted by the Shovel Lake Fire. The kindness and effort displayed by volunteers and Prince George City workers at the City Emergency Reception Centre located at the CN Centre has been outstanding. The collaborating team will be working hard with the City of Prince George to streamline and improve the effort to support evacuees.
Indigenous organizations that are a part of this collaborative effort include: Carrier Sekani Family Services (CSFS), Prince George Nechako Aboriginal Employment and Training Association (PGNAETA), British Columbia Assembly of First Nations (BCAFN), Aboriginal Housing Society (AHS), Prince George Native Friendship Centre (PGNFC), Yekooche First Nations, Stellat’en First Nation, Nadleh Whut’en, Kluskus First Nation, Tl’azt’en Nation, to name a few.
“This collaboration demonstrates how Indigenous peoples will pull together in times of crises as they bring together resources to help each other. This is how we build and display strength and resilience as we work to withstand extreme challenges.” states Ben Berland, General Manager.
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Contact: General Manager, Ben Berland, CSTC Office: (250) 562-6279, cell (778)349-3718.