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Education Department

NEDUT’EN PEOPLE (LAKE BABINE NATION) Educational Chronological History

  • 1500s – 1600s – The Nedut’en people utilized traditional methods of inter-tribal wars and killings to maintain order within villages situated on the shores and inlands of the Neduten territories.
  • 1500s – 1600s – The Nedut’en people practiced traditional spirituality and re-enforcements of social order and peace through natural laws, traditional laws, customary laws, and common laws backed with strong beliefs.
  • 1930-1976 – Some LBN Members were taken to Lejac Indian Residential School.
  • 1940s – A school was operated by the Department of Indian Affairs at Fort Babine-Mr. and Mrs. Bower were the teachers.
  • 1940s – Mentally challenged LBN members were sent to Essingdale Centre.
  • 1940 -50 – Old Fort Members were moved to Pendleton Bay.
  • 1950s – Some Members started to attend Prince George College.
  • 1950 – Indian Day school was built in Fort Babine.
  • 1950s – Some LBN Members attended day school in Pendleton Bay.
  • 1950s – Immaculata School was built in Burns Lake, BC.
  • 1950s – Some Members lived in Rose Lake and Perow.
  • 1957 – Woyenne Reserve purchased from the Burns Lake Band.
  • 1957 – Amalgamation of the Lake Babine Nations; Fort Babine, Old Fort, Tachet, Donald’s Landing, Woyenne.
  • 1960s – LBN’s first High School graduate.
  • 1960s – Some LBN Members started attending Public Schools.
  • 1968 – Tachet gets electricity.
  • 1970s – LBN founded Preschool on Woyenne IR #27.
  • 1983 – Fort Babine gets electricity.
  • 1986 – Immaculata School was shut down.
  • 1990 – LBN’s First School Teacher – Mrs. Youlanda Spenst.
  • 1995 – LBN Ted Williams Memorial Learning Centre (TWMLC) and Daycare open.
  • 1999 – LBN’s first Lawyer – Prima Michell.
  • 1999 – Local Education Agreement signed between LBN and School District #91.
  • 1999 – 2000 – LBN’s K5 Opens on Woyenne IR #27.
  • 1999 – New School in Fort Babine opens.
  • July 2000 – Original School in Fort Babine burns down.
  • 1995-2007 – Full education services for Fort Babine, Tachet, and Woyenne.
  • 2005-2007 – K’ay Skak Higher Learning School opens on Woyenne IR #27.
  • 2005-2007 – Tachet Primary School opens.
  • 2008 – Developmental Standards Term Certificate (DSTC) Protocol Agreement signing: February 7.
  • 2009-2010 – DSTC students receive their Certificate of First Nations Studies in Language from the University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC).