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Takla Nation funds internship program

Takla Chief John French

Inspired by culture, community, and prosperity, Takla Nation has announced ‘Na beh sta’ (sitting in line) a Takla Nation Young Adults Internship Program (TNYAIP).

This pilot program aims to provide young adults with an insight into various aspects of First Nations governance- Nah’ihh-att’en (our work here) and prepare them for a wide range of careers and professional training.

“Nah Beh Sta in sastudene language translates to ‘ones who sit next in line’,” said Chief John French. “When we say ‘in line’ we mean to gain the knowledge and understanding of our people’s culture, and challenging history, to understand what our direction is today. Who better than the youth themselves to gain valuable insight and play such an important role within their own future sustainability and good health. It’s an investment that is priceless. This is what Takla’s leadership envisions for its youth in creating the Nah Beh Sta Internship Program.”

In the first month the four interns have been working in the communications department to understand the vision and goals of Takla Nation. While in the communications department they have worked with outside resources such as Monogram Communications, Resonate Strategic, and Kevin Brown Communications, these three companies have graciously donated their time and knowledge to teach Takla’s interns about public relations.

“Monogram Communications is committed to supporting northern B.C. communications through our work,” said Alyson Gourley-Cramer. “The most valuable resources we have are our people, and we value the opportunity to share with such talented interns of the Takla Nation. I hope to welcome them into the communications profession one day soon.”

“As a nation I think this program will provide our youth with the opportunities to discover their talents and strengths as well as motivate them to find their passions and settle for nothing less,” said Takla Nation intern and member Jaden French. “Takla is progressively moving forward which is exciting to watch but even more exciting to be a part of.”

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