Welcome to the First Nations Education Council website
Here you will find information on our organization and the latest developments in First Nations education.
You will also learn more about our primary services and programs, the various kinds of training programs we offer, as well as the technical support we provide to our members in the area of information and communications technologies (ICT). In addition, useful links will lead you to other related information.
We hope you enjoy exploring our site!
The FNEC is working in several areas.
The intention of First Nations to exercise full control of their education manifested itself in concrete terms in the mid-1970s upon the adoption of a policy concerning First Nations education. Read more
EDUCATION GOVERNANCE PROJECT
At the June 2013 general assembly, FNEC-member communities collectively committed to defining and implementing a First Nations education system. Read more
A wide range of projects are headed by the FNEC. Take a look at all our sites.
Kiuna Institution's mission is to shape competent First Nations citizens in their respective fields, proud inheritors of their culture... Visit the website
The Inter-school Games aim to encourage students attending FNEC-member schools to stay in school while giving them the opportunity ... Visit the website
A First Nations education awareness campaign was launched by the FNEC in May 2007. Visit the website
FIRST NATIONS INNOVATION
The First Nations Innovation Research Project was launched to showcase research and celebrate achievement in information and communications technologies.
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FIRST NATIONS EDUCATION BILL
In December 2012, the Government of Canada unveiled a discussion guide for developing a First Nations education act. This guide, developed unilaterally, contained the broad strokes of Bill C-33. Visit the website
MYSCHOOL ON THE WEB
Initiated by the FNEC's technology department, the mySchool on the Web project was designed to enable First Nations schools to develop Internet content and promote their community and school life through the Internet. The objective of the mySchool project was to simplify school Internet publishing activities by introducing an easy-to-use Web publishing process. Visit the website
The FNEC is an association of First Nations and communities, whose common purpose is to achieve full jurisdiction over their education. This will be accomplished through mutual collaboration, and in providing mandates to the Education Secretariat in Assembly, to support, promote, inform and defend the interests and actions of members in regards to matters of education while respecting their unique cultural identities and common beliefs, and promoting their languages, values, and traditions.
Twenty-two First Nations communities in Quebec are represented by a regional organization that defends their interests and supports them in achieving complete jurisdiction over their education. The FNEC supports them in implementing a complete education system that respects their culture, values, traditions and identity in a spirit of mutual collaboration
The FNEC is an association built on the collective strength of all the Nations of Quebec, and that will lead them towards the common goal of offering quality education to all First Nations children. The FNEC will ensure that the goal of quality, holistic education, as defined by our members, and attained through complete jurisdictional autonomy over our education programs, will be achieved in a spirit of collaboration, respect, sharing, and commitment.
First Nations have always wanted to be masters of their education so that they could offer their children the best possible opportunity to achieve their potential like all other children in today's society and develop in all autonomy towards the future in respect of their heritage. The FNEC defends their interests in addition to supporting them in this vision.
- Take political action to ensure that First Nations regain full control of their education.
- Take administrative action to ensure respect of the educational rights of First Nations communities.
- Take all necessary measures to advance and increase the quality of First Nations educational programs and services.
- Conduct studies and make recommendations on political and administrative decisions made by governments on Aboriginal education.
- Manage programs transferred by different government departments and ensure that services are developed for the benefit of the communities.
- Provide human resources and consulting services to member communities, if needed.
- Maintain links with other First Nations organizations working in education.