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March 18, 2014
Letter to The Hill Times:  FNESC seeking greater clarity on AFN, Government of Canada Announcement

February 12, 2014
BC First Nations Seek Clarity on Proposed First Nations Control of First Nations Education Act

December 2, 2013
Deans, Universities, teachers union calling on government to strengthen First Nations control of First Nations education

November 22, 2013
First Nations Resolved to Protect BC First Nations Education System, FNESC News Release

June 5, 2013 – The Tyee
BC indigeneous post-secondary institutes in ‘dire straits’ after funding changes
By Katie Hislop

January 22, 2013
CKNW – The Bill Good Show
Topic: a mandatory First Nations course for K – 12 students

January 14, 2013 – The Vancouver Sun
Education group asks for mandatory aboriginal studies course in B.C. schools
By Janet Steffenhagen

November 28, 2012 – The Vancouver Sun
Reconciliation through Education: Justice Murray Sinclair’s appeal
By Janet Steffenhagen

November 23, 2012 – The Toronto Star
First Nations school in B.C. passes traditional ways on to next generation
By Tamara Baluja

October 13, 2012
The Globe and Mail
First Nations school teaches ‘all the culture stuff’
(PDF version)
By Tamara Baluja

September 10, 2012 – The Tyee
Raising the Grade on What BC Kids Learn About Aboriginal People
By Katie Hyslop

August 27, 2012 – The Source Newspaper
Aboriginal education in B.C. public schools
By Riyah Lakhani

August 16, 2012 – Shan Newspaper
The Role of Languages and Culture in the identity of Indigenous Peoples
By Grand Chief Edward John (Akile Ch’oh)

August 9, 2012 – Vancouver Sun – Report Card Blog
B.C. appoints first Superintendent of Aboriginal Achievement
By Janet Steffenhagen

August 8, 2012
Maclean’s Magazine
Aboriginal students: An education underclass
By Andrew Stobo Sniderman

July 16, 2012
Vancouver Sun
Aboriginal students graduating from post-secondary schools in record numbers 
By Michael V’inKin Lee and Christopher Reynolds

January 27, 2012
Globe and Mail
B.C. First Nations students to get equal funding
By Kate Hammer

January 27, 2012
Vancouver Sun
Feds, Province sign First Nations education agreement
By Teresa Smith

January 27, 2012
The Tyee
New funding partnership for First Nations schools ‘significant': FNESC
By Katie Hyslop

January 27, 2012
The Assembly of First Nations
AFN Supports Collaborative Steps Toward a BC First Nations Education System

Vancouver Sun – Opinion-Editorial
Funding First Nations Education
By Christa Williams, Jurisdiction Negotiator

Vancouver Sun – Opinion-Editorial
It’s time to move forward on first nations education
By Grand Chief Ed John, First Nations Summit

The Hill Times – Opinion-Editorial
Feds should make good on First Nations jurisdiction funding over education in British Columbia 
By Christa Williams, Jurisdiction Negotiator

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Media Releases

December 14-2012 – First Nations leaders support BC First Nations education system

June 11-2012 – Leadership Position to Strengthen Aboriginal Education

March 30-2012 – Government of Canada and British Columbia First Nations Celebrate Resounding Support for New Education Agreement in BC

January 27-2012 – Historic First Nations Education Deal

November 21-2011 – First Nations Education Steering Committee Appoints Executive Director

Sept 8-2011 – B.C. First Nations technology team wins international award

July 10-2011 – Language Champion release

July 8-2011 – RCY and FNESC release

July 7-2011 – RCY and FNESC media advisory

May 18-2011 – Fresh Fruits and Veggies to Be Provided in BC First Nations Schools

May 4-2011 – FNESC and the ABCDE sign an MOU

April 29-2011 – Dr. Atleo Honoured by BC Education Institutes

April 15-2011 – Federal government reneges on funding negotiations with FNESC

December 8-2010 – New teacher certification requirements benefit Aboriginal learners

December 9-2009 – First Nations Education Needs Fair Funding

December 3-2009 – Federal Government’s First Nation Post-Secondary Report Earns a Failing Grade

November 6-2009 – Province and First Nations sign historic agreement

June 11-2008 – From Apology to Action

November 30-2007 – First Nations Education Act Receives Royal Assent in the BC Legislature

  • Established in 1992, the First Nations Education Steering Committee is an independent society led by a strong and diverse board of 110 First Nations community representatives.

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