July 7, 2022
Sheraton Vancouver Airport, Richmond, BC

This full-day workshop, hosted by the First Nations Education Steering Committee and First Nations Schools Association, is designed to support educators to bring quality, authentic First Peoples teaching and learning into BC classrooms.

Founded upon the First Peoples Principles of Learning, English First Peoples courses for Grades 10-12 offer BC students of all backgrounds the opportunity to explore First Peoples’ worldviews through dynamic written, visual, oral, and digital First Peoples literature and texts.

This workshop explores the English First Peoples Grade 10-12 Teacher Resource Guide. Themes in the guide include: Challenges with Representation, In Search of Authentic First Peoples’ Voice, First Peoples Oral Traditions, How Do We Define Ourselves, Humour in First Peoples Literature and Texts, and many more.

Participants will receive a copy of the 400-page resource guide, collaboratively explore its units, discuss implementation of its lessons, and network with other educators. First Peoples literature resources will be on display.

Registration Information

Registration for this event is now full. You are welcome to join the waitlist and we will contact you if space become available

Note that this course is also being offered on August 19 and 24th in the Learning First Peoples Summer Institute.


  • First Nations school, public school and independent school educators are eligible to attend. 
  • Maximum 30 people per session.
  • Registration deadline:  July 1, 2022 or when capacity is reached


  • Registration fee: $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 prior to the event or your registration will be cancelled.


  • Session 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
  • Breakfast (8:30 am) and lunch provided.

Health and Safety

  • To attend the event, participants will be required to present their BC Vaccine Card (electronic or print copy) showing they have received two doses of an approved COVID-19 vaccine. Please refer to the event health and safety protocols.

Venue and Accommodation

  • Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel, 7551 Westminster Highway, Richmond
  • Book accommodation by June 15 quoting FNESC English First Peoples Workshop for the negotiated rate of $265 plus tax single/double.
  • Reservations: Call 1-800-663-0299.  
  • Booking Link

Travel Reimbursement for First Nations School Representatives

  • 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.
  • A sample travel claim form is available for review. A summary of FNESC policies is on the reverse side. Rates are subject to change.
  • 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 1 hour or 90 km from the event location can apply for required nights of hotel reimbursed.  The maximum reimbursed is the negotiated rate.
  • You cannot claim breakfasts or lunches on the meeting day because they are provided.

Event Contact

  • Thais Rocha, Events and Travel Coordinator, FNESC
    Toll-free 1-877-422-3672  thaisr@fnesc.ca

Related Events

  • BC First Peoples 12 Teacher Resource Guide (DRAFT) Workshop, Richmond, July 8, 2022. Learn more
  • Learning First Peoples Summer Institute, Aug 18-19 & 23-25, 2022. Learn more