Gitlax̱t’aamiks, BC, September 20, 2017 – Citizens of the Nisg̱a’a Nation will have the opportunity to participate in two very important gatherings planned by Nisg̱a’a Lisims Government this week, both taking place at the Lax̱g̱alts’ap Community Centre in Lax̱g̱alts’ap (Greenville) in the Nass Valley.

NEST Employment Information Fair:

On Wednesday September 20th, Nisg̱a’a Employment Skills & Training (“NEST”) hosts an Employment Information Fair (the “Fair”) themed ’Walking Together, Working Together’.  The Fair is intended to connect employers, employment agencies and educational institutions with job-seeking Nisg̱a’a citizens to learn useful tips on acquiring training, building strong resumes and what to expect on the job.

Presentations will include, ’Is the film industry right for you’, ’How to be successful working for industry today’, and ’Training & Trades- what is available to you’. 

Registration will begin at 8:30am, with opening and welcoming comments to start at 10:00am with ongoing presentations and networking opportunities throughout the day until 4:15pm.

Nisg̱a’a Nation Education Conference:

On September 21 & 22, 2017 Nisg̱a’a students, Nisg̱a’a scholars and role models will join for two days to discuss Nisg̱a’a Education at the conference themed ’Dim Hugax̱am̓-Hlo’o N̓uum̓ - We Walk Together’

Stemming from the success of the same gathering in 2015, participants will have the opportunity to hear from Nisg̱a’a role models in the health care, education and trades and language and culture professions.  In addition keynote addresses from Dr. Joseph Gosnell on the history of Nisg̱a’a education, parenting expert and psychologist Dr. Vanessa Lapoint, Dr. Airini – A New Zealand multi-disciplinary scholar who was founding leader for the highly regarded School of Critical Studies in Education at The University of Auckland.

Registration will open at 8:15am on Thursday with opening ceremonies slotted for 8:45am and a 2:45pm adjournment on Friday.

President Eva Clayton is scheduled to attend the education conference and remarked of both gatherings.  “I’m very excited to see the Nisg̱a’a Nation gather at these two very important events”, remarked Clayton.  “Education and employment go hand-in-hand and these gatherings are intended to inspire our citizens and provide information to them for what is required to be successful.”

“Up to 95 Nisg̱a’a high school students will be in attendance” remarked Clayton.  “This provides them with early exposure to employment and career opportunities as they plan their completion of their high school studies” concluded President Clayton.

Radio broadcaster CFNR will be live on location for both events – listen online at or 96.1FM on radio and watch for the livestream and other information for the two-day education conference at

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