Nowh Guna’ Carrier Culture Training


Nowh Guna’ means “Our Way” and indicates having a foot in both the Carrier and Western worlds and worldviews, as a necessary part of creating a strong and healthy future together.

Our award-winning Nowh Guna’ Carrier Culture Training provides basic information about Carrier culture to develop the attitudes, knowledge and skills needed to provide culturally competent services.


" As an elementary teacher in a grade 6/7 classroom. We are building up our knowledge of the local nations in and around Prince George and this will be adding so much information to our collaborative learning. I think it would be valuable for the facilitation team to remind the participants that this is just a very first step in our journey (especially us folks who are white) in our unlearning journey and our pursuit of decolonization in the world"



What to expect

Our facilitators and knowledge holders utilize the First Peoples Principles of Learning to engage participants through a myriad of experiential exercises and story sharing, based on personal perspectives, local histories and tradition .

Some learning objectives for the training are:

  • Examining the local history of the Carrier people (before and after colonization), and dispelling myths about First Nations people through a myriad of experiential exercises and story sharing
  • Developing empathy and understanding around the impact of residential schools on Indigenous children and peoples
  • Exploring relationship building and trust development strategies with Indigenous communities 
  • Learn some Carrier languages and dialects used in North Central BC


Who can take the training?

Nowh Guna’ training is available for: 

  • Indigenous and non-Indigenous partners who support or provide services to Indigenous populations 
  • Indigenous and non-Indigenous community members who want to learn more about having a ‘foot in both worlds,’ and 
  • All CSFS staff, as part of their professional development. 


Training costs

External service providers are welcome to join us on a fee-per-seat basis or can book private sessions for groups and organizations (via a minimum donation per person or group). The registration links below outline current fees. 

All funds raised from providing our training to community partners are used to offset CSFS staff training costs. 


How to register

Click on the dates below to register for a session. Dates are added as sessions are planned. 

May 6 and 7

May 27 and 28

June 11 and 12


The virtual training is provided in two half-day zoom sessions

For more information about the training, email or call 250-562-3591. 

We also have a Nowh Guna’ book, which we recommend as a supplement to the training. It is available for purchase at Books & Company.


More Information

For more information about Nowh Guna’ training, please contact or call 250-562-3591.


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