New Logo Welcomes NIC Aboriginal Students

The Aboriginal Advisory Education Council at NIC will reveal a new logo Friday, October 14 to welcome Aboriginal students and cultures on campus.

The logo contains images of a Gwawina-Raven and Kwikw-Eagle, significant to Nuu chah nulth, Kwakwak’wakw and Coast Salish Nations culture and traditions.

“This logo creates a sense of belonging to all our Aboriginal students, faculty and
staff,” said Council Chairperson Fran Prince. “We hope it empowers them and gives
them something to identify with as they learn.”

The logo is meant to be used on coffee cups, walls, clothing – any place where it can
be seen and felt on a daily basis.

“Small things can make a big difference,” Prince added. “It is especially important to
students who leave their communities to attend college.”

NIC has more than 1,240 Aboriginal students – who learn in remote communities or
attend one of NIC’s Comox Valley, Campbell River, Port Alberni and Mount
Waddington campuses.

The Aboriginal Education Advisory Council guides NIC in developing, delivering
and evaluating Aboriginal services and programs. It is made of three regional
advisory committees, who prioritize NIC’s funding requests, inform NIC’s
decisions and support Aboriginal Education across the region.

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