Elders' Group Update


Elders have been the Gatekeepers of First Nations wisdom, knowledge, and history. Elders traditionally hold crucial roles in supporting both formal and informal education in First Nations communities. They impart tradition, knowledge, culture, values, and lessons using orality and role modeling traditional practices.



Kwadacha Elders’ Highlights in 2019

  • Attended Kaska Elders Gathering in Watson Lake in March

  • Interacted with Aatse Davie School students in a variety of activities.

  • Participated in McLeod Lake, Tsay Keh Dene, Kwadacha Elders meeting in Prince George to plan regular inter-community Elder activities.

  • Sponsored Self-Management of Chronic Pain workshops

  • Formed 7-member Elders Council to discuss and direct Elders Program.

  • Support Master-Apprentice Language program and other language activities.

  • Reviewing and recommending changes to Kwadacha Election Policy under direction of Kwadacha Chief and Council

  • Make a presentation to FNHA (First Nations Health Authority) regarding our Trailblazer program.

  • Operate Community Bingo, with proceeds used to enhance Elder Program and help out community members in need.

  • Develop plan for cleaning cemetery and rebuilding of spirit houses.

  • Plan centennial celebration for Fort Ware.

  • Participate in planning 3-community Elders camp in September at Tobin Lake.

  • Supervise expansion of Stelkuz Elders Camp.

  • Work with Mitchell McCook in BC Capacity Initiative program.

  • Consult with various consultants coming into the community.



Dune Tiyh Koh- Our New Elders' Centre!