FNESC Conference





Thank you to everyone who came to this year’s conference!  We had nearly 800 participants this year.


Watch for videos from the keynotes and panel, which will soon be available on this webpage.


Also, mark your calendar for next year’s conference:  November 26 (evening), 27 & 28, 2015.


Showcasing innovative curriculum, inspiring people and networking opportunities, the First Nations Education Steering Committee Annual Conference on Aboriginal Education draws several hundred educators each year. In recognition of the conference’s 20 year anniversary, our 2014 theme was 20 Years:  Transforming Education.

Registration Guide 2014 with workshop descriptions










Dr. Jo-ann Archibald, Associate Dean for Indigenous Education, NITEP Director and Professor in Educational Studies, University of British Columbia

Tomson Highway, an esteemed Cree playwright, novelist, and children’s author. He is best known for his plays The Rez Sisters and Dry Lips Oughta Move to Kapuskasing.



Opening Evening Highlights – December 4th 7pm

Performance by Margo Kane’s Full Circle Ensemble, “Coming to the Fire”

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Toonie and Silent Auction!  Proceeds support First Nations students through the Seventh Generation Club.  Donations of auction items gladly accepted.  Thank you to all of this year’s donors!

Alano Edzerza, Edzerza Gallery
Bear Claw Studio
Boston Bar First Nation
BC Teachers’ Federation
Coast Coal Harbour Hotel
Coast Plaza Hotel
Coastal Peoples Fine Art Gallery
Curtis Wilson
Delta Vancouver Suites
Denise Williams
Eric Wong
Executive Airport Plaza Hotel
First Nations Parents Club
First Nations Schools Association
FNESC Staff and Board Members
Grouse Mountain Resorts
Gus Modeste
John Sterritt
Kwakiutl District Council
Museum of Anthropology
Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council
Penelekat Tribe
Peter Smith
Radisson Hotel Vancouver Airport
Rory Dawson
School Specialty
Skeetchestn Indian Band
Spirit Wrestler Gallery
Vancouver Canucks
Westin Bayshore

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  • Established in 1992, the First Nations Education Steering Committee is an independent society led by a strong and diverse board of 105 First Nations community representatives.

    FNESC is committed to improving education for all First Nations students in BC.