Carrier Sekani Tribal Chief Applauds SD57 for Ad Hoc Committee on Reconciliation
- Carrier Sekani Tribal Council (CSTC) represents seven member bands with a membership of 5500 members, many of whom reside in Lheidli territory.
- CSTC was one of many partnership groups who helped pave the way for Nusdeh Yoh, which was British Columbia’s first ever Aboriginal choice school.
Lheidli T’enneh Territory/Prince George BC – The Carrier Sekani Tribal Council (CSTC) is applauding a recent motion put forward by the Board of Trustees of School District 57, which calls for an ad hoc committee to be formed to implement reconciliation within the school district.
Tribal Chief Mina Holmes stated, “We are thankful for this news. CSTC has been behind many innovations in SD57 that benefit all students today, and this news is encouraging. All children in SD57 will benefit from the action of this committee. We commend and support the work of Lheidli T’enneh, McLeod Lake Indian Band and SD57 for the courage in moving forward with this motion.” CSTC hopes this recent motion will pave the way for more community input into Aboriginal education, particularly the many urban students in SD57 who currently live away from their home territory. CSTC estimates that roughly one-third of the total SD 57 Aboriginal population come from the seven CSTC member bands.