Through a question and answer format, this publication, What You Need to Know: A Resource for Principals Who are New to First Nation Schools In British Columbia Draft (2021), addresses common questions about teaching in a First Nation school in British Columbia.  It is intended  as a resource for principals who are new to First Nation schools.

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The draft is intended for consultation purposes and feedback is invited.

Examples of the questions addressed in this resource include the following:

  • What are some of the key differences between First Nations schools and public schools?
  • How are First Nations schools governed?
  • What is meant by the First Nations Education System?
  • What is the BC Tripartite Education Agreement?
  • What is Nominal Roll?
  • Can we offer our own locally-developed courses?
  • How does a school become FNSA certified?