Press Releases


A New First Nation Education Act in 2014 -
Spring 2013


As part of the many changes that the federal government intends to make to legislation concerning First Nations, Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada (AANDC) has initiated consultations for purposes of creating a First Nation education act, which is set to come into effect in 2014... Read the document

Qui est réellement responsable de l'éducation des Premières Nations?
- Spring 2013
(in French only)

Le contexte actuel de l'éducation des Premières Nations présente une certaine complexité. Entre autres, au Québec, l'éducation des Premières Nations relève de deux régimes différents. L'un découle de la signature de la Convention de la Baie James et du Nord...
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Studies, Analyses and Position Papers

Report on Priority Actions in View of Improving First Nations Education - November 2011

An independent report, jointly presented to the national chief and the Assembly of First Nations executive by three regional First Nations education organizations, namely the First Nations Education Council (FNEC, Quebec), the Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations (FSIN, Saskatchewan) and the Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN, Ontario), produced in parallel to consultations conducted by the National Panel on First Nations Elementary and Secondary... Read the document

Supporting a Comprehensive and Equitable
Funding Framework - April 2009

FNEC rationale of a funding formula for First Nations elementary and secondary schools...Read the document

First Nations Education - A Plea for More
Accurate Information - 2012

Document based on findings shared by two regional organizations, the First Nations Education Council (FNEC) and the Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations (FSIN), to spark debate on the need to rectify the information and statements circulating on the heels of numerous consultations and reports on the state of First Nations education... Read the document

Towards the Financial Accessibility of Lifelong Learning: A First Nations Perspective - February 2010

A paper, published within the framework of consultations organized by the Advisory Committee on Financial Accessibility of Education (ACFAE) on the theme Towards the Financial Accessibility of Lifelong Learning, and presented to the Committee by the First Nations Education Council (FNEC) on May 3, 2010.)... Read the document

The Urgent Need for Criteria Helping to Identify and Denounce Different Forms of Forced Integration - May 2009

A bold document presented by the FNEC and the AFNQL at a side event held within the framework of the 8th session of the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues in New York...Read the document

Literature Review On Current Practices in First Nation Parents and Community Involvement - April 2009

An analysis of common strategies to engage involvement and current practices being used in First Nations communities, followed by recommendations and
models...Read the document

Paper on First Nations Education Funding - February 2009

A position paper highlighting the chronic underfunding of First Nations education in Canada and its impact on the academic success of First Nations students and presenting the reality that the funding Aboriginal communities do receive is well below that of provincial school systems... Read the document

The Destiny of Education for First Nations Children - December 2002

Priority Intervention Areas Measures, possible solutions and action plan proposed to the Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development by the First Nations Education Council (FNEC) to address shortcomings in the school system and the educational services provided in First Nations communities to render them more
efficient...Read the document

Takeover Study and Future Visions - September 2002

Report on a study conducted by the First Nations Education Council (FNEC) analysing the various aspects of the takeover of education in each of its 22 member communities to develop a future vision for First Nations education...Read the document

Children's Literature

The present collection of legends was gathered among seven Quebec First Nations. These books are for young children. Pre-school and kindergarten children can have the legends read to them. First graders can read them with their teacher's help, while second and third graders can read them on their own. The collection consists of three volumes. Each volume contains short illustrated legends. A narrative version is available on CD. The volumes can be used in the classroom or added to the school library. Children will be captivated by these tales that have been passed down from one generation to another.

The present collection of legends was gathered among seven Quebec First Nations.

Our Legends to Read and Tell Volume 1 - 2007

cepn - Nos légendes à lire et à raconter Vol 1

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Our Legends to Read and Tell Volume 2 - 2007

cepn - Nos légendes à lire et à raconter Vol 2

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Our Legends to Read and Tell Volume 3 - 2007

cepn - Nos légendes à lire et à raconter Vol 3

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Annual Reports

Published annually, these reports describe what the FNEC has accomplished during the course of the year, as well as its current files and future projects.


First Nations of Quebec Network - July 2014

Directory of various First Nations organizations in Quebec, including band and tribal councils, the Assembly of the First Nations of Quebec and Labrador (AFNQL) and its commissions, native friendship centres, clinics, as well as First Nations media...Read the document

Youth Literature Inventory - August 2012

fnec - Youth literature inventory

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