Publications

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In Our Own Words: Bringing Authentic First Peoples Content to the K-3 Classroom

2012 pdf

Authentic First Peoples Resources K-7

2011 pdf

English First Peoples 10 & 11, Teacher Resource Guide

2010 pdf

Math First Peoples 8 & 9, Teacher Resource Guide

2010 pdf

English First Peoples 12, Teacher Resource Guide, Teacher Resource Guide

2008 pdf

Poster First Peoples Principles of Learning

2008 pdf

 

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Accountability Framework Discussion Paper & Summary (DRAFT)

This paper identifies some critical areas within the Framework, that when addressed, will specifically support improved educational outcomes for First Nations students. It sets out a comprehensive evidence-based discussion about Aboriginal students’ educational outcomes in public schools in relation to the Accountability Framework, and supports our shared commitment to TEFA.
2014
pdf Summary

How Are We Doing? Report (BC Ministry of Education)

Each year the BC Ministry of Education publishes a comprehensive report on Aboriginal students in BC public and independent schools, including data on graduation, transitions, literacy, numeracy, safety and other indicators. Provincial and district level details are available online, and First Nations specific data can be requested.
Annual
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Local Education Agreement Toolkit

LEAs between First Nations and provincial school boards have existed for over 20 years, and this toolkit assists in creating effective LEAs. An LEA is not only a tuition agreement, it has the potential to also be the foundation of a positive, respectful relationship that targets increased success for First Nations students. Templates and ready to use resources included.
2014
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FNSA’s Services for First Nations Schools in BC

This publication provides an overview of FNSA services to First Nations schools in BC, including services available under the Tripartite Education Framework Agreement, such as the Professional Growth Process, First Nations Schools Assessment and Certification Project, Capacity Building Coaching, Literacy Coaching, Professional Learning Communities, Curriculum Development Support, First Nations Languages Coaching, DRUMS, Technology and Learning Support, Connected Classrooms, Professional Development Events and School Bulk Purchasing. It also describes Special Education Services including resource people, Speech Language Pathology Services, Education Psychology Services, and Assistive Technology Services
2014
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Reciprocal Tuition Handbook for Non-Independent First Nations Schools

This short handbook explains the process for accessing Reciprocal Tuition and the general requirements for receiving this funding. It explains which schools are eligible for Reciprocal Tuition and how interested schools can apply. It is for non-independent first Nations schools only.
2014
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Capacity Building Handbook: Leading First Nations Schools in BC

This handbook is part of the FNSA’s efforts to assist communities in developing the capacity of their governing agencies, advancing the efforts of First Nations to take fuller control over their schools, and increase student achievement. The handbook is intended to share information about the breadth of various responsibilities of First Nations school boards, considering these issues within the context of the unique opportunities and challenges that come with governing a First Nations schools. It includes quick tips, roles and responsibilities of board members, defining the school mission and strategic direction, advocating and communicating effectively and other issues.
2013
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Employment Handbook for First Nations Schools

This resource is intended to provide suggestions for defining employment needs, recruiting new employees, and implementing practices that will support the retention of high quality staff. The Handbook includes ideas and suggestions for First Nations schools in BC regarding their personnel policies and practices. The Handbook also includes a general discussion of a variety of topics and issues, as well as sample policies, forms and letters.
2013
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First Nations Parents Club: A Handbook for Parents

This handbook has been prepared to provide parents with an overview of their rights in the education system. It also provides a brief description of all of the stakeholders in the education system.
2012
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Teaching in a First Nations School: An Information Handbook for Teachers New to First Nations Schools

This handbook was created by the First Nations Schools Association (FNSA) to assist teachers who are considering or preparing to work in a First Nations school for the first time. It describes the many benefits as well as the unique challenges that teachers may experience while working in a First Nations school. The handbook also highlights tips that have helped other teachers make a successful transition into a First Nations school setting, as well as information to help teachers become familiar with issues related to First Nations education and First Nations schools specifically.
2006
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Creating the Future – A Planning Handbook for Board Members and Administrators of First Nations’ Boards

Creating the Future introduces a strategic planning process that links directly to the governance role and responsibilities of a board. It includes an overview of how to plan for results, advocate for constituents, and communicate the Board’s plan.
2004
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Effective Board Governance: A Handbook for Board Members and Administrators of First Nations’ Boards

Thomas, Dr. Larry 2002. This handbook provides an introduction to the governance role and responsibilities for newly elected or newly appointed members of First Nations non-profit boards. The job of the non-profit board and the respective roles and responsibilities of the board and its executive director are clearly differentiated and explained within this resource. Each chapter contains reflective questions all board members should ask as part of their governance role. This approach to governance also has application for on-reserve leadership provided by Chief and council for First Nations communities.
2002
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First Nations Schools: Challenging and Rewarding Places to Teach

In this study, the FNESC and FNSA aimed to gather information about why teachers are attracted to employment opportunities in First Nations schools, as well as challenges, possible resource and support activities that may be offered.
2000
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Legal Mechanisms for the Assumption of Jurisdiction and Control Over Education By First Nations – Revised 1998

This research paper provides background information related to the legal avenues available to First Nations wanting to exercise control and jurisdiction over education. The basic message of the report is that First Nations have an inherent right to be self-governing and that there are many options available that will allow them to exercise this right.
1998 rev
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Reaching for Success. Considering the Achievements and Effectiveness of First Nations Schools. A Discussion Paper

This discussion paper further explores the issue of “standards” for First Nations education. The paper outlines a framework that is intended to facilitate ongoing discussions of this issue, and includes information and ideas related to school visions, school structure and governance, school/community relationships, curriculum development and availability, teacher education, and evaluation. The paper is a second phase of a long-term effort to address “standards”.
1998
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Aboriginal Language Program Planning Workbook

This workbook has been prepared by the First Nations Education Steering Committee as a companion to the Handbook for Aboriginal Language Program Planning in British Columbia, written by Dr. Marianne Ignace. The response to that Handbook was overwhelmingly positive, and many people have requested a workbook that can be used to implement the ideas it contains. 1999 pdf

Curriculum and Resources for First Nations Language Programs in BC First Nations Schools RESOURCE DIRECTORY

Williams, Lorna 2009. This Resource Directory, prepared by University of Victoria researchers for the First Nations Schools Association, describes academic linguistics articles, online language resources, practical teaching resources and curriculum, adaptable curriculum resources, language revitalization resources, list of journals relevant to teachers of BC First Nations languages, opportunities for further education, funding sources, and related organizations. This document is part of a larger Final Report with recommendations, which is available to First Nations and FNSA schools upon request. 2009 pdf

Handbook for Aboriginal Language Program Planning in BC

Ignace, M. 1998. First Nations languages are in a critical state, and efforts to revitalize and revive them are ongoing. Accomplishing those goals requires careful planning, and this handbook is intended to provide assistance to First Nations communities and organizations which want to design or expand their language programs. The 110-page handbook includes an extensive literature review, as well as suggestions and information related to implementing successful language programs. 1998 pdf

Handbook for Preserving Archives of Aboriginal Language Materials – Volume 1

Djwa, P. 2004 2004 pdf

Handbook for Recording Aboriginal Languages – Volume 2

Djwa, P. 2004 2004 pdf

 

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Aboriginal Health Bridging Tool Kit

The purpose of this Toolkit is to support the development and implementation of health related community-based programs between Indigenous Adult & Higher Learning Association (IAHLA) institutes, Aboriginal communities and Public Post-Secondary Institutions (PPSI). In doing so, the toolkit also aims to support the development of health practitioners and strategies and practices that merge and complement Western, mainstream health knowledge with Aboriginal traditional health knowledge 2011 pdf

Aboriginal Student Transition Handbook

This handbook was created to help answer some of the questions and to prepare Aboriginal learners on concerns and struggles of Indigenous students who are currently enrolled in, or have graduated from a post-secondary institution. This handbook covers a wide variety of topics including: finding suitable childcare in a urban setting; accessing affordable housing; and, meeting people in an unfamiliar city. 2010 pdf

Aboriginal-Controlled Post-Secondary Institutes in British Columbia: Issues, Costs, and Benefits

In February 2010, Juniper Consulting undertook a study at the request of the Indigenous Adult and Higher Learning Association (IAHLA) to: investigate overall funding issues that affect Aboriginal-controlled institutes; identify costs of operating Aboriginal-controlled institutes; and, highlight the benefits arising from Aboriginal-controlled institutes. The project also explored Aboriginal-controlled institutes’ importance to First Nations students and communities throughout the province of British Columbia (BC). 2010 pdf append

Post-Secondary Education Partnership Agreement Tool Kit

This Tool Kit provides background information, suggestions, and sample wording for the creation of agreements that reflect equitable and collaborative partnerships between post-secondary institutions, including Aboriginal, public and private institutions, and also including private industry organizations, and also including private industry organizations involved with training. 2009 pdf

Aboriginal Post-Secondary Education in BC: A Place for Aboriginal Institutes

This policy background paper highlights issues and recommendations related to the formal recognition of Aboriginal-controlled post-secondary institutes as a critical component of the post-secondary education system of British Columbia 2008 pdf

 

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2013-2014 Annual Report
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2012-2013 Annual Report
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2011-2012 Annual Report
2010-2011 Annual Report
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2009-2010 Annual Report
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2008-2009 Annual Report
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2007-2008 Annual Report
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2006-2007 Annual Report
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2005-2006 Annual Report
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2004-2005 Annual Report
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2003-2004 Annual Report
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2002-2003 Annual Report
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2001-2002 Annual Report
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2000-2001 Annual Report
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1999-2000 Annual Report
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1998-1999 Annual Report
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1997-1998 Annual Report
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