Tripartite Education Framework Agreement (TEFA) Renewal Meeting
Representatives of First Nations communities are invited to this the Provincial TEFA Renewal Gathering in Vancouver. At the meeting, we will discuss recent TEFA advances and next steps toward implementation. Discussion will centre on plans for TEFA renewal and how to implement the components of TEFA, including school transportation, technology, First Nations language and culture, adult and special education, and second level services.

Mar. 12, 2018, Vancouver

Local Education Agreements Provincial Gathering

Local Education Agreements (LEAs) are important tools for increasing First Nations student achievement in BC public schools.
At this provincial gathering, learn how to attain meaningful and effective LEAs that contribute to increased achievement for First Nations students and improved accountability for results.

Feb. 26, 2018, Vancouver

Post-Secondary Education Coordinator Meetings
These workshops provide information about the administration of the Post-Secondary Student Support Program and the University and College Entrance Preparation Program, and is designed to support community post-secondary education coordinators.

Feb. 1-2, 2018, Terrace
Feb. 7-8, 2018, Prince George
Feb. 14-15, 2018, Kamloops
Feb. 22-23, 2018, Vancouver
Mar. 1-2, 2018, Nanaimo

Learning First Peoples Workshops
Founded upon the First Peoples Principles of Learning and consistent with the Calls to Action of the Truth And Reconciliation Commission, the following workshops are designed for BC teachers to support them to teach about First Peoples in informed and appropriate ways. Each session includes print resources, activities and opportunities for professional dialogue and networking.

January 29, 2018, Vancouver    English First Peoples Grades 10-12 Workshop
February 23, 2018, Vancouver  Indian Residential Schools and Reconciliation Teacher Resource Guides Workshop (Elem. and Sec.)

First Nations Schools Events
Every year, the First Nations Schools Association delivers number of events for First Nations school educators and school leaders, in order to ensure that the needs of students are addressed in meaningful ways. Many of the events are by invitation to educators of specific age groups or subject areas, so registration information will be sent directly to eligible participants.

Regional Sessions
The annual Regional Sessions meetings to learn about FNESC’s work and the work of our partners and to engage in a meaningful dialogue about current First Nations education issues.    Information about the 2018 Regional Sessions will be posted in the summer of 2018.

First Nations Languages Regional Workshops
First Nations school language teachers are invited to attend this workshop with Dr. Kathryn Michel, who will report on the latest revisions of the First Nations Language Essentials (FNLE) project, share updates from the First Nations schools who are piloting the FNLE curriculum, and guide participants in the curriculum demonstrations. The goal of the current project is to prepare educators to teach First Nations languages so that students can participate in basic communications through the Total Physical Response (TPR) method and with TPR Storytelling.

Next sessions:
Mar. 2, 2018, Kamloops, Four Points by Sheraton
Mar. 9, 2018, Vancouver, Westin Bayshore

FNESC Annual Aboriginal Education Conference
Every year, the conference draws over 800 educators and education administrators, and it is a unique opportunity to come together as an education community to network, learn from one-another, and be inspired. The conference welcomes all those who are passionate about advancing quality First Nations education. Registration opens in the Fall of 2018.

Nov. 22, 2018 opening evening, Nov. 23-24, 2018 Conference, Vancouver

FNESC Board Meetings 

Feb. 16, 2018, Westin Bayshore, Vancouver
Apr. 26, 2018, Pinnacle Hotel Harbourfront, Vancouver
Jul. 5-6, 2018, including Annual General Meeting, Pinnacle Hotel Harbourfront, Vancouver