Members of the Elders' Council (2016):
David (Leonard) Antoine
When we take a historical peek into how our Aboriginal communities worked to maintain a healthy and balanced life, we see that at the heart of this movement sat a loving, intelligent, and courageous group. This group was the Elders of the community.
In our close-knit community at NVIT, we are very proud to say this still holds true. NVIT Elders’ Council consists of 18 members between the Merritt and Vancouver campuses. They come from different backgrounds and nations throughout British Columbia . The Elders’ offer students, faculty and staff guidance. In addition to continually providing daily guidance, advice and support, they are our grandparents who teach good medicine. Their presence on campus is a source of pride and comfort for the community of NVIT.