Fostering a Culture of Respect

Fostering a
culture of respect

Having Indigenous voices at the tables where decisions are made and engaging in authentic listening are integral to building a culture of respect.

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  • I have learned from some amazing artists and mentors and I have been influenced by the style by which they carve. We had guest speakers in the class often, which actually led to a job for me.  I plan to start my apprenticeship with a carver who visited the class.

    Sage Nowak
    First Nations Fine Arts Graduate, Tahltan-Vuntut Gwitchin Nation
  • It was a struggle to make arrangements for the payment plan and work full-time on my studies.  I was extremely grateful for the awards I received.  The Freda Diesing award helped me pay for my second semester and a bursary helped me pay for my tools.

    Amanda Hugon
    Alumni, Freda Diesing School of Northwest Coast Art
    Amanda Hugon
  • Traditional Territories

    Traditional territories

    At Coast Mountain College we are proud of our progressive and open relationships with local First Nations bands and governments and our respect for indigenous world views and educational practices.

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