NewsNIC names interim manager of Aboriginal Education SHARE ON: Justin Goulet, contributor, Friday, Oct. 16th, 2015 Photo courtesy North Island CollegeAboriginal Education at North Island College is getting a boost thanks to a new staff member, according to spokesperson Christiana Wiens.She says the school’s named Kelly Shopland as the program’s Interim Manager. //www.mycomoxvalleynow.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/WIENS-SHOPLAND-2.wavWiens says it’s a very important role. Some of Shopland’s responsibilities will include overseeing NIC’s aboriginal service plans. She’ll also help out with the school’s Elders-in-Residence. //www.mycomoxvalleynow.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/WIENS-SHOPLAND-1.wavWiens adds Shopland has experience working with the school. Wiens says she served as an advisor with the school for the past 7 years. //www.mycomoxvalleynow.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/WIENS-SHOPLAND-3.wavShe has represented NIC on School District 71’s Aboriginal Education Council since 2010 and has chaired the council for the past 2 years.