Encana Indigenous Student Awards Benefit Northern Lights College Students
Encana generously donates six $1,000 awards each year to deserving Indigenous students at NLC. This year’s awards were presented to Kerry Auger, Steve Bracey and Tanner Willier from the Fort St. John campus, Maximillian Boettcher and Nina Houle of the Dawson Creek campus, and Dionne Dennis of the Fort Nelson campus.
“We are proud to work with Indigenous communities and students in the areas where we operate. Encana’s ongoing partnership with Northern Lights College helps ensure our industry will have access to a skilled, well trained workforce as we continue to develop the world-class energy assets in the Dawson Creek area,” said Jeff Beale.Encana, Senior Indigenous Relations Advisor for Encana. To reward one of the students for her achievement, Jeff, along with Fiona Cuthbertson, Community Relations and Investment Advisor, visited Nina Houle on the Carpentry program’s worksite in Pouce Coupe.
“We are extremely grateful for Encana’s continuous support of NLC and our learners. Visiting the students to present the awards shows students the importance of donors, and allows donors to see first-hand the real impact they are having on students’ lives. These generous awards help students focus on their education, rather than paying for it,” said Kim McPhedran, Executive Director of the Northern Lights College Foundation.
Northern Lights College expresses gratitude to the First Nations people of the Cree, Dene, Dunne-Za, Saulteau, Tahltan, Kaska, and Tlingit for sharing their territory with us.