Indigenous Culture

NEC Emphasis on Culture


At NEC, our strength is having a welcoming environment where our students feel comfortable and can connect or reconnect with their roots, culture, and traditions.

We have a number of cultural activities for students to participate in.  We also pride ourselves on being an inclusive and comfortable environment for everyone who walks through our doors, everyone is welcome in the Longhouse!

NEC Cultural Activities



Some of the traditional events you will see around NEC:

  • Elder’s Day
  • Winter Gathering
  • Traditional Healing Workshops
  • Welcoming Ceremony
  • Elder's workshops
  • Smudging Ceremony
  • Round Dances

Other traditional activities include:

  • Cultural Arts
  • Drum Making
  • Dance Classes
  • Ti’Qilap Community Singing Group
  • Button Blanket classes
  • Volunteering for ceremonies and events
  • Beading Circle


For more information, contact:

Jeffrey Dan, Cultural Coordinator
(604) 873-3772