Lake Babine student wins CAMA bursary

A member of the Lake Babine Nation has won a $3,000 bursary for his outstanding work at Northwest Community College.

Judi L’Orsa from Smithers Exploration Group and Elizabeth Zweck from NWCC’s School of Exploration & Mining present Richie Dominic with the $3000 CAMA bursary cheque.

A member of the Lake Babine Nation has won a $3,000 bursary for his outstanding work at Northwest Community College.

Richie Dominic Jr. says the bursary will go towards finishing a two-year NWCC degree in archeology and cultural resource management—a field he said he has been passionate about from day one in the program.

“I am interested in understanding my own cultural origins and traditional knowledge, and passing this information onto my peers and community members,” said Dominic in an essay.

Students in the archeology and cultural resource management program perform some fieldwork and take classes on topics ranging from First Nations studies to sociology and geographic information systems.

Graduates can go on to a Bachelor’s degree after doing another two years of course work at a university.

“Richie has consistently stood out both academically and in the workplace,” said Richard Jenne, one of Dominic’s instructors at the NWCC School of Exploration and Mining.

Dominic started in the college’s environmental monitor assistant program, then move on to work as a field assistant, a driller’s helper and a team leader in NWCC’s workforce training program.

“I couldn’t think of a more deserving student to receive a CAMA bursary,” added Jenne.

The Canadian Aboriginal Minerals Association (CAMA), is a non-profit organization that seeks to educate people on the minerals industry and advocate for the economic and environmnetal interest of aboriginal communities involved in the mining sector.

According to 2006 census data, there were 4515 aboriginal people working in the Canadian minerals industry in 2006—7.5 per cent of the entire mining labour force.

Residents in roughly 1200 aboriginal communities live within 200 km of a producing mine, according to a 2005 report from Natural Resources Canada.

 

Just Posted

College could offer training programs this fall

But has no plans to re-establish a physical presence

Bath day

The Houston Volunteer Fire Department, Perry Slaney and Fred Brown were out… Continue reading

Emergency service day in Houston

The second annual emergency service day was held on July 11 in… Continue reading

New CAO starts at RDBN

Curtis Helgesen started as the new Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) of the… Continue reading

Looking good Houston

The District of Houston, maintenance crew recently replaced the old banners through… Continue reading

Feds lowered poverty line, reducing the number of seniors in need: documents

Liberals introduced a poverty line that was below the prior low-income cutoff

BCHL: Alberni Valley Bulldogs have been sold

Victoria company has purchased BCHL team, but will keep it in Port Alberni

“Does Kirby care?” B.C. First Nation’s group using geo-targeted ads in Houston, Texas for justice

The Heiltsuk Tribal Council has called out Kirby Corporation for the Nathan E. Stewart oil spill

Trudeau announces $79M investment for 118 more public transit buses across B.C.

Contributions from municipal to federal level to fund more buses in a bid to cut commutes

B.C. woman wins record $2.1 million on casino slot machine

‘That night was so surreal … I wasn’t able to sleep or eat for the first two days,’ she said

After B.C. dad’s death, Technical Safety BC wants changes to trampoline park rules

Jay Greenwood, 46, did ‘a series of acrobatic manoeuvres prior to a fall that caused serious injury and cardiac arrest’

$900M settlement reached in class action on sexual misconduct in Canadian military

After facing criticism, the government moved to begin settlement proceedings in early 2018

Tax take stays ahead of increased B.C. government spending

Tax revenue $2.1 billion higher than budget in 2018-19

Two toddler siblings found drowned on First Nation in Alberta

The siblings were found drowned on their family’s property, according to RCMP

Most Read