Learning First Peoples Summer Institute

August 20-22, 2018

Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel

7551 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC

The Learning First Peoples Summer Institute is designed to support educators to bring quality, authentic First Peoples teaching and learning into BC classrooms.

Comprised of two different sessions, which can be selected individually, the sessions will introduce resources that focus on themes, issues and topics of importance to First Peoples learning and informed by the First Peoples Principles of Learning. Each session will include print resources, activities and opportunities for professional dialogue and networking.

For questions, please contact Riannon Nahanee toll-free 1-877-422-3672 Email the event administrator

Event Flyer


  • English First Peoples 10, 11 and 12 Teacher Resources Guide, August 20-21, 2018 (two days) $30
  • First Nations Governance Models Teacher Resource (Elem/Sec) DRAFT and Modern Day Treaty in BC Teacher Resource (Elem/Sec) DRAFTS, August 22, 2018 $30

If your preferred sessions fills to capacity, email the event administrator to be waitlisted.

Session Descriptions

English First Peoples 10, 11 and 12 Teacher Resource Guide
August 20-21, 2018    $30

Founded upon the First Peoples Principles of Learning, English First Peoples courses for Grades 10-12 offer all BC students backgrounds the opportunity to explore First Peoples’ worldviews through written, visual, and oral literature. The courses were developed through the collaboration of First Nations educators with the BC Ministry of Education and it is notable that English First Peoples (EFP) 12 is fully equivalent to English 12 for BC postsecondary entrance requirements.

Originally published in 2008, the EFP Teacher Resource Guides have been revised to reflect the revised BC curriculum and incorporate recently-published First Peoples literature. At this workshop, teachers will receive a copy of the new resource guide, discuss its use, participate in activities from the guide, and see our display of First Peoples literature resources.

First Nations Governance Models Teacher Resource (Elem/Sec)  and Modern Day Treaty in BC Teacher Resource (Elem/Sec) DRAFTS
August 22, 2018   $30

The draft First Nations Governance Models Teacher Resource Guide (Elem/Sec) will help BC educators introduce students to the traditional and contemporary forms of First Nation governance. The guide provides examples of historical and present day impacts of colonization on First Nations governance, explains how contemporary First Peoples government systems operate, and explores the goals of First Nations self-government.

The draft Modern Day Treaty in BC Teacher Resource Guide (Elem/Sec) will support BC educators teaching about why treaty making in BC is different from the rest of Canada, including examining the processes involved in resolving Aboriginal Rights and Title in British Columbia, the Modern Day Treaty process, and alternative models, and understanding the responsibilities of all Canadians to respect and uphold the treaties made between the Crown and First Peoples.

At this workshop, participants will receive copies of draft of both guides, discuss their use, and have the opportunity to provide feedback for their further development.


Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel, 7551 Westminster Highway, Richmond

Reservations: (604) 273-7878 or use the booking link

Book by July 26, 2018 quoting FNESC Workshop Summer Institute for the negotiated rate of $229+tx.

Eligibility to Attend

First Nations school, public school and independent school educators are eligible to attend. Max. 60 people per day.

Registration Fees

$30 per session

Credit card: Credit card is accepted online during registration or phone in credit card payment to CivicInfo at 250-383-4898.

Cheques: Payable to First Nations Education Steering Committee c/o CivicInfo Mail to: CivicInfo BC, #203 – 4475 Viewmont Avenue, Victoria BC, V8Z 6L8. Participant name must be included with the cheque.

*** Registration fees must be received by July 20, 2018 or your registration will be cancelled.

Daily Schedule

Breakfast 8:30 am; sessions 9:00 am to 3:30 pm; breakfast and lunch provided.


Register your license plate for complimentary parking during the event

Travel Reimbursement

Travel/hotel reimbursement is available only to teachers from BC First Nations schools, maximum 3 per school, per session.

Travel claims must be mailed to FNESC post-marked within 30 days of the event to be eligible for reimbursement.  Include original receipts for hotel, ferry, airplane, taxi, bus and parking.

See the sample travel claim form. A summary of FNESC policies is on the reverse side

When you register online, you will receive an automatic email confirming your registration.

You will only be reimbursed for “most economical” mode of travel.

Only individuals eligible for travel reimbursement and living more than one hour or 90 km from the event location can apply for required nights of hotel reimbursed.  The maximum reimbursed is the negotiated rate.

Please do not claim breakfasts or lunches on the meeting day because they are provided.