NWCC serves 21 of the 197 First Nations bands in B.C., as well as the northwest region of the Metis Nation.
With over 44 per cent of its students being of Aboriginal descent, the College also has the largest number of Aboriginal students of any BC college - a fact largely attributed to the progressive and open relationship between the College and local bands.
The College supports its Aboriginal students by creating a welcoming and respectful environment, and providing the programming and student services relevant to their educational needs.
The student representative of the First Nations Council must reflect the geographic distribution of programs of the institution. One student is elected by the students, serving a one-year term. For upcoming nominations or elections visit the First Nations Council Election page for details.