Northern Lakes College is taking an active leadership role by hosting cultural awareness training for staff, students and the general public. On June 8, 2017 Northern Lakes College (NLC) hosted the workshop “Residential Schools, The History and Its Effects on Indigenous Peoples” at the Slave Lake Campus.
The workshop was facilitated by Ms. Charlene Bearhead, who is a mother, grandmother, community member, experienced educator and education innovator with 30 years of regional, national and international experience in the field. She currently serves as the co-chair of the Downie-Wenjack Fund Board of Directors and is a member of the Pathways to Education Canada Indigenous Education Advisory Circle. Most recently Ms. Charlene Bearhead served as the first Education Lead for the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation at the University of Manitoba and is currently working with the Alberta Joint Commitment to Action: Education for Reconciliation.