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NLC Elders-in-Residence Program

The Elders-in-Residence Program responds to the Commission of Canada’s Calls to Action. In keeping with the College’s inclusive delivery methods, the Elders-in-Residence Program provides service to students in-person, by phone, and virtually.

Students are encouraged to contact Elders when seeking personal or professional cultural advice or guidance, with questions about Indigenous protocol or languages, or just to have a casual conversation or to say ‘hello’.


NLC students can connect with Kokum Priscilla by emailing

Our Elders-in-Residence are available Monday and Tuesday afternoons at the Peace River Campus and Wednesday and Thursday afternoons at the Stony Point (Wabasca) Campus.


Elder Priscilla Lalonde - Peace River Campus

Priscilla Lalonde lives in Peace River and is a proud mother to two children and blessed to be a Kookum to three amazing nosimak (grandchildren). She is nehiyaw, treaty from Driftpile First Nation (through her father) and Métis (through her mother).

Priscilla has had the honor of being in the helping field for over forty-five years. She graduated from Grant McEwan College with a diploma in Social Work in 1982 and from the U of C with a Bachelor of Social Work degree in 1990. She has worked in the areas of addictions, child protection, family violence prevention, and mental health. She has volunteered on many boards, committees, and other helping agencies in her effort to contribute to her home area. She has been able to integrate these professional and personal experiences in her current work.

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