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.

Vancouver, January 29, 2018    English First Peoples Grades 10-12 Workshop

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. Registration now open.

Cranbrook Sept. 25-26, 2017
Terrace Oct. 11-12, 2017
Kamloops Oct. 19-20, 2017
Prince George Nov. 6-7, 2017
Nanaimo Nov. 15-16, 2017
Kelowna Nov. 20-21, 2017
Vancouver Nov. 23-24, 2017
Williams Lake Dec. 13-14, 2017

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.

Prince Rupert, Crest Hotel Oct. 6, 2017
Prince George, Ramada Nov. 24, 2017
Nanaimo, Best Western Jan. 22, 2018
Kamloops, Four Points by Sheraton Mar. 2, 2018
Vancouver, Westin Bayshore Mar. 9, 2018

First Nations Parents Conference
First Nations parents from First Nations schools and First Nations Parents Clubs are invited to mark their calendars for the First Nations Parents Conference, which will be on the theme of mental health. We are currently planning workshops and speakers and we will be contact clubs and schools with registration information soon.

Richmond Nov. 14-15. 2017

FNESC 23rd 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 soon.

Vancouver Nov. 30 evening, Dec. 1-2, 2017

FNESC Board Meetings 

November 3, 2017, Coast Plaza Hotel and Suites, Vancouver
February 16, 2018, Westin Bayshore, Vancouver
April 20, 2018, Pinnacle Hotel Harbourfront, Vancouver
July 5-6, 2018, including Annual General Meeting, Pinnacle Hotel Harbourfront, Vancouver