The Education department is committed to helping students learn the foundations of literacy and math. Our education staff, teachers, parents and community assist students in achieving the highest educational outcomes, including graduation with BC Dogwood Diploma and studies leading to diplomas, degrees and Red Seals from college and university. We also strive to develop life-long learners that will inspire and teach other community members and become law-abiding citizens that contribute to society on a municipal, provincial and federal level.

The education department assists community members with the following services:
Education Manager •  Georgina Alexis • Email:
Eugene Joseph Elementary School – Principal Daniel Benzimra   •  Email:
Adult Education Principal/Teacher  – Currently Vacant
Providing adult graduation certificates for students who have left high school
Also provides courses such as: Computer Basics, Foods 12, Trades Math
Mentorship Programs – Carpentry
Post-Secondary Coordinator, Georgina Alexis • Email:
Community Liaison: Vacant 
To support elementary and secondary school students that are attending school in Fort St. James
To support Tlazten students with scheduling, attendance, homework, referrals, home visitations, suspensions, funding – trips – skiing, & graduation
Employment Services – Rebecca Pierre. Email:
Sum Yaz DayCare, Vera Mattess Email: 
O & M School: Teddy Johnnie
Their purpose is to maintain and repair elementary school facilities and equipment such as boilers, electrical, and carpentry
Business Service Workers – Martha Alexis
Transportation Department – Harry Austin   
They safely transport students to and from school in the community in all types of weather conditions
Maintain and keep busses in good working order
As well, the Education department funds, coordinates and assists in the delivery of many community events and projects including:
Blade-Runners, youth initiative for boys, social/work skills
Teen Girls in Focus, TGIF, social skills development for girls
EJES Cultural Program, potlatches, cultural gathering
Potlatch House

Post-Secondary Education

Post-Secondary, Coordinator – Georgina Alexis

Provide support and funding to eligible band members who want to further their education at a post-secondary institution
To assistance students in graduating from their respective post-secondary programs
Summer Work Experience Program – SWEP
Gathering Our Voices (GOV) – workshops for aboriginal youth to build businesses/careers/life skills
Tl’azt’en Nation Post Secondary Student Support Program (PSSP) Policies and Procedures (PDF)
Post-Secondary Student Support Program and University and College Entrance Preparation Program National Program Guidelines 2018-19
Tl’azt’en Nation Post Secondary Support Program New Student Application (PDF)
May 01, Deadline for September Intake
September 01, Deadline for January intake

Georgina Alexis • Email:

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