The Urban Aboriginal Working Group (UAWG) is a standing committee of PGNAETA.  The constitution of PGNAETA has been revised to devolve decision making authority to the UAWG. The UAWG consists of representatives nominated by their respective Urban Aboriginal organizations that have successfully provided services in the areas of Human Resources development and labour market development. The UAWG exercises strategic planning and decision making authority over three urban/rural community funds, with PGNAETA as the host administrator.

The purpose of the Prince George Urban Aboriginal Working Group is to:
  • Oversee the implementation of the HRSD Urban Component Funding in Prince George;
  • Oversee the implementation of the First Nations urban / rural fund in PG / Nechako region (an allocation set aside by Board of Directors and Chiefs to respond to the off-reserve and non-status Aboriginal citizens;
  • Oversee the implementation of the Urban Aboriginal Homelessness budget in the urban setting of PG;
  • Identify the types of services to be provided;
  • Set funding priorities for each fiscal period;
  • Ensure compliance with the Treasury Board Transfer Payment Policy and Cash Management Policy terms and conditions;
  • Establish targets for results based measurements and performance measurements;
  • Manage the flow of funding;
  • Develop marketing and communication tools; and
  • Conduct yearly strategic planning sessions.

Current Members

  • Prince George Nechako Aboriginal Employment and Training Association - Karin Hunt-Fiddler
  • Prince George Nechako Aboriginal Employment and Training Association Elder - Duncan Gouchie
  • Prince George Native Friendship Center - Gwen Cardinal
  • Carrier Sekani Tribal Council - Lana Koldweide
  • Aboriginal Housing Society of Prince George - Kim Hamilton
  • Aboriginal Business Development Centre - Vince Prince
  • Metis Provinicial Council of BC, Region 5 - Karen Erickson
  • Carrier Sekani Family Services - Patrick Coon
  • Positive Living North - Angela Carter
  • Lheidli T'enneh First Nation - Joe Gosnell
  • Central Interior Native Health Society - Shobha Sharma
  • Urban Aboriginal Justice Society - Bill Pavich


198 Kingston Street
Prince George,
British Columbia
V2L 1C3

Tel: 250-561-1199
Fax: 250-561-1149
Toll Free: 1-800-510-0515