Mix̱alakwila Naming

In April 2019, NIC was honoured to receive the Kwak’wala name Mixalakwila for its campus in Port Hardy. The Elders chose Mixalakwila because they believe the College is a place where your dreams for the future can come true.

Naming the NIC campus in Kwak’wala recognizes and honours the traditional territory of the Kwagu'ł and is an important step towards reconciliation. We hope the new campus name will feel welcoming, especially for those who may have previously felt excluded from higher learning and create a place where their Indigenous identity and knowledge are respected.
Sara Child
NIC’s Aboriginal Education Facilitator