If your First Nations community wishes to consider assuming jurisdiction over K-12 on-reserve education and join the negotiation process it must become a Negotiating First Nation (NFN).

In order to become a Negotiating First Nation you must:

If your community would like more information on jurisdiction over First Nations education or would like to invite someone to speak about jurisdiction in your community, please contact the Jurisdiction Communications Coordinator.

Who is already involved?

The BC jurisdiction negotiations currently involve a total of 63 First Nations. 51 of those are Interested First Nations. This formally indicates that they plan to negotiate a Canada First Nation Education Jurisdiction Agreement and ultimately become a Participating First Nation.

The following 13 First Nations are Negotiating First Nations:

  1. Ahousaht First Nation
  2. ?Aq’am
  3. Canim Lake Band
  4. Cowichan Tribes
  5. Ditidaht First Nation
  6. Heiltsuk Band
  7. Kispiox Band
  8. Lil’wat Nation
  9. Lower Kootenay Indian Band
  10. Seabird Island Band
  11. Squamish First Nation
  12. Snuneymuxw First Nation
  13. Tse-Shaht First Nation