Aboriginal Education

North Island College is honoured to acknowledge the traditional territories of the combined 35 First Nations of the Nuu-chah-nulth, Kwakwaka’wakw and Coast Salish traditions, on whose traditional and unceded territories the College’s campuses are situated.

I feel a strong sense of community at NIC. There is a lot of support available. The Elders in Residence are a real encouragement, keeping me on track and helping me look at the world in a new way.
Alanna Mitchell
Associate of Arts Degree (University Transfer), K’ómoks First Nation

Elders in Residence

Aboriginal role models who can provide cultural guidance and traditional knowledge

Meet our Elders

Aboriginal Advisors

Available to help you explore programs, create an educational plan and secure financial support

Meet our advisors

Financial Support

Explore options to help fund your education including scholarships, bursaries and band funding

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Student Services

Learn about the wide range of resources available to help you reach your goals

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Aboriginal Student Lounges

Spaces where Aboriginal students can connect with each other, Elders and advisors

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Getting involved

Connect with other students and participate in activities, councils and student-led events

Get involved

Aboriginal Curriculum

Find information on programs, courses, training services and Aboriginal priority admission

Explore programs

Regional Delivery

Learn about NIC’s partnerships with Aboriginal communities to meet regional needs


Aboriginal Education News

The latest Aboriginal news and events in one place

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