Established in 1992, the First Nations Education Steering Committee works to advance quality education for all First Nations students in British Columbia and to support communities in their efforts to improve the success of First Nations students.


What’s New

Registration is open for the workshop on the BC First Nations Land, Title and Governance Teacher Resource Guide, Vancouver, November 4, 2019.

Registration is open for the First Nations Languages Conference, Oct. 7-8 in Vancouver.

Thank you for all of the interest in the FNESC Conference!  Regular registration is now full but we are accepting waitlist applications.

See our new Science First Peoples Teacher Resource Guide (Sec.).

Download it for free!

See our new BC First Nations Land, Title, and Governance Teacher Resource Guide (Elem. and Sec.)

Download it for free!

See the September edition for news about upcoming events…




Upcoming Events

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Date LocationEvent
Sept. 2019VariousSpecial Education Program Regional Workshop for FN Schools (Nanaimo, Prince George, Prince Rupert, Kamloops, Vancouver)
Sept. 17, 2019NanaimoFirst Nations Languages and Culture Regional Workshop
Sept. 19, 2019Prince GeorgeFirst Nations Languages and Culture Regional Workshop
Sept. 25, 2019Prince RupertFirst Nations Languages and Culture Regional Workshop
Sept. 27, 2019KamloopsFirst Nations Languages and Culture Regional Workshop
Oct. 1, 2019VancouverFirst Nations Languages and Culture Regional Workshop
Oct. 3-4, 2019KelownaRegional Session
Oct. 7-8, 2019VancouverFNESC First Nations Languages Conference
Oct. 16, 2019RichmondAnnual Meeting for Superintendents and District Chairs of Aboriginal Education
Oct. 17-18, 2019RichmondIndigenous Adult and Higher Learning Association AGM and Conference
Oct. 22-23, 2019KamloopsRegional Session
Nov. 15, 2019VancouverFNESC Board Meeting
Nov. 19-20, 2019CranbrookRegional Session
Nov. 28-30, 2019VancouverFNESC Annual Indigenous Education Conference
Dec. 9-10, 2019Prince GeorgeRegional Session
Dec. 12-13, 2019VancouverRegional Session
Jan. 9-10, 2020NanaimoRegional Session
Jan 23-24, 2020Prince RupertRegional Session
Feb. 14, 2020VancouverFNESC Board Meeting
Apr. 2, 2020VancouverFNSA Authorized Representatives Meeting
Apr. 3-4, 2020VancouverFNSA AGM and Conference
Apr. 17, 2020VancouverFNESC Board Meeting


Featured Resources

Achieving BCTEA

Celebrating the BC Tripartite Education Agreement at Xwemelch’stn Etsimxwawtxw on January 23, 2019

We are pleased to announce that a renewed BC Tripartite Education Agreement: Supporting First Nation Student Success (BCTEA) has been signed, resulting in important and positive changes for First Nations education in British Columbia…

About Us

The First Nations Education Steering Committee (FNESC) was founded in 1992 by participants at a provincial First Nations education conference at the Vancouver Friendship Centre. That visionary group of people determined the need for a First Nations-controlled collective organization focused on advancing quality education for all First Nations learners…


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DID YOU KNOW
Each year FNESC holds a series of community meetings called Regional Sessions to report on our activities and to seek input from First Nations on a wide range of education issues. The next set of Regional Sessions will begin in September 2019.