“Only by learning to share did the Nisga’a people flourish in our rugged and isolated corner of British Columbia. Today, we are forging full partnerships with other educational institutions in order to provide top quality, culturally appropriate post secondary education to everyone who lives here in the Nass River Valley. Increasingly, we welcome students from other parts of the world as well.”
The educational needs of people in the Nass Valley are diverse. The range of courses and programs that the WWNI delivers (academic, vocational-technical, and continuing education) meet the short and long term individual needs of the Nisga’a people and other students through its strategic partnerships with other post-secondary institutions. Currently, the WWNI has agreements with UNBC, NWCC, and Royal Roads University. Of these, the agreements with UNBC and NWCC are the longest standing and have been extremely effective in helping WWNI meet the educational needs in the Nass Valley, and for the delivery of courses to Nisga’a people outside of the Nass Valley, particularly Nisga’a language and culture courses.