B.C. company works to train drivers in remote First Nations

Not having a driver’s license is a huge barrier for many in remote First Nations who are trying to find work in construction and other industries.

So one woman in Terrace, British Columbia is doing something about it.

Lucy Sager, owner of All Nations Driving Academy, said after talking with community and industry leaders, she decided to help try to fill the gap in driver training services in First Nations.

An initial provincial government contract for Sager’s services recently turned into a larger one.

On Aug. 15 the province announced an additional $360,000 to train up to 600 more people in remote communities.

Sager says her long-term goal is to help build capacity in communities so they can offer their own driving training.

Video Journalist / Kitimat Village, B.C.

Lee is a video journalist with APTN News, who shoots, reports and edits stories out of northern British Columbia. As a member of the Haisla Nation, Lee is proud to call Kitimat Village home again after living on Vancouver Island for 18 years. He has a passion for storytelling and looks forward to sharing stories through the lens of First Nations people.