Vancouver Airport Marriott Hotel, Richmond, BC

August 18-19 & 23-25, 2022

The Learning First Peoples Summer Institute, coordinated 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.  The sessions will introduce resources that focus on themes, issues, and topics of importance to First Peoples learning and informed by the First Peoples Principles of Learning.

At each session, participants will receive a printed copy of the teacher resource guide, collaboratively explore its units, discuss implementation of the lessons/activities, and participate in collegial discussions with other educators. Sessions can be selected individually.


English First Peoples Grade 10-12 Teacher Resource Guide                

August 18   or   August 23

The English First Peoples Grade 10-12 Teacher Resource Guide offers all BC students the opportunity to explore First Peoples’ worldviews through dynamic written, visual, oral, and digital First Peoples literature and texts. Themes 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 more.  First Peoples literature resources will be on display.

BC First Peoples 12 Teacher Resource Guide (Draft)                             

August 19  or  August 24

FNESC and FNSA’s new resource, the BC First Peoples 12 Teacher Resource Guide, is intended to support students and teachers of BC First Peoples 12.  The resource has eight thematic units:  Here, Now; Story and Storytelling; Honouring the Children; The Power of Names; Acknowledging Rights; Food, Health, and Wellness; Resources and Economies; Maps and Borders; and Taking Action.

Math and Science First Peoples Teacher Resource Guides                   

August 25

The Math First Peoples Teacher Resource Guide (Elementary/Secondary) and Science First Peoples Teacher Resource Guide (Secondary) supports educators to respectfully integrate BC First Peoples scientific and mathematical knowledge and perspectives into their classrooms. The math guide has the following units:  Contemporary Cultural Artefacts, Ceremony and Storytelling, “Space” and the Cosmos, Sustenance from the Land, The Build Environment, Sustaining the Land and Water, and Games. The science guide has the following units: Indigenous Science Perspectives, Transformation and Evolution, Relationships to Fresh-Water, Shaping the Land, Place-Based Ethnobotany Inquiry, Salmon and Interconnectedness, Connecting Climate Change and Food Security, Forests and First Peoples, and Hunting and Trapping. 



  • First Nations school, public school and independent school educators are eligible to attend.  
  • Max. 50 people per session.
  • Registration deadline:  August 6, 2022 or when capacity is reached


  • Registration fee: $30 per session.  You can select 1, 2 or 3 sessions.
  • 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 by August 6, 2022 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

  • Vancouver Airport Marriott Hotel, 7571 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC
  • Book by July 27, 2022 quoting Learning First Peoples Summer Institute for the negotiated rate of $275 single/double +tx.
  • Reservations: 1-877-323-8888.
  • 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 travel claim form will be provided at the event. 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

Related Events

  • English First Peoples Grade 10-12 Teacher Resource Guide Workshop, Richmond, July 7, 2022. Learn more
  • BC First Peoples 12 Teacher Resource Guide (DRAFT) Workshop, Richmond, July 8, 2022. Learn more