Tŝilhqot’in Launch Cultural Awareness Training

Through many years of co-creation with Tŝilhqot’in Knowledge Keepers, Leaders, Matriarchs and Community Members, the Tŝilhqot’in National Government (TNG) is launching cultural awareness
training, entitled “Nenqayni Ch’ih Deni Wedli” (Canadian History Through a Tsilhqot’in Lens). The first public offering of this informative evening will be provided on May 7th in Williams Lake for organizations and individuals that work with Tŝilhqot’in communities and/or members.

Funding through this program was provided by the Union of British Columbia Indian Chiefs
(UBCIC) in the wake of the devastating 2017 wildfires and tensions experienced between agencies operating in Tŝilhqot’in communities. The training was developed and will be facilitated with
Deyen Consulting Founder, Chastity Davis-Alphonse. In the summer, TNG plans to conduct 2-day training sessions with the inclusion of an on-the-land component. An online training component
will also be available later in 2024.

“We know that many of the organizations and businesses that work with our people lack
an understanding of our history and who we are today. There is a lot of training out there – but this is the first one that outlines the lived histories and realities of the Tŝilhqot’in
people. If you are working with the Tŝilhqot’in, this course will provide you with the insight needed to do your work in a respectful and compassionate manner.”

— Nits’ilʔin (Chief) Joe Alphonse, O.B.C, LL.D. (hon.). Tribal Chair Tŝilhqot’in National Government

“I am so proud of what we have created together and honoured to facilitate our first external session. I am inspired by the Tŝilhqot’in strength shown through the development of this training.”

— Chastity Davis-Alphonse, Deyen Consulting Founder/Lead Consultant

Communications Manager
Tŝilhqot’in National Government
250 302 3979