First Nations Educational Steering Committee
The First Nations Education Steering Committee (FNESC) was founded in 1992 by participants at a provincial First Nations education conference at the Vancouver Friendship Centre. That visionary group of people determined the need for a First Nations-controlled collective organization focused on advancing quality education for all First Nations learners, and they set out FNESC’s commitment to supporting First Nations in their efforts to improve the success of all First Nations students in BC.
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Indian Residential School Survivors Society
The Indian Residential School Survivor Society (IRSSS) is a provincial organization with a twenty year history of providing services to Indian Residential School Survivors.
First Nations School Association
The FNSA represents and works on behalf of First Nations controlled schools in BC, and almost all of the 128 BC First Nations schools in 67 First Nations communities are members of the Association. The FNSA has a mandate to support those schools in creating effective, nurturing, and linguistically and culturally appropriate education environments that provide students with a positive foundation in all academic areas.
In consideration of sacred responsibilities given to us by the Creator, upheld through our culture and continues Nsyilxcen Language classthrough our Elders, we are committed to:
Provide the educational needs and programs of the Indigenous people with full participation by the Elders, the parents and the community.
Enhance the mental, physical, emotional, spiritual and social needs of our people by preserving and reinforcing Indigenous culture, practice and teachings.
Develop and implement community based education programs, which focus on the needs of the Indigenous community and are controlled and monitored at the community level.
Restore the Okanagan language to its rightful place as the communicator of the culture, under the guidance of the Elders.
The Virtual Museum of Metis History and Culture
American Museum of Natural History
Native-Land.ca Indigenous Territories & Languages
Welcome to Native Land. This is a resource for North Americans (and others) to find out more about local Indigenous territories and languages.
A highlight video link by CBC
The site, which Victor Temprano set up in 2015, allows users to browse a global map or search by a zip or postal code and see colourful representations of the First Nations, Inuit or Métis territories any given location is within.
Aboriginal Education Teaching resources
A webpage of BCTF to find Aboriginal resource links
Nicola Tribal Association
A Local Tribal Association consists of the 4 Nicola Bands: Upper Nicola, Coldwater, Shacken and Nooiatch.
The other bands include Cooks Ferry,Nicomen and Siska.
Working in unity to improve the quality of life of our people, while promoting our Language, Culture and protecting our Ancestral Rights.
Nlaka’pamux Nation Tribal Council
Salish Audio Language
Okanagan Nation Alliance
The Okanagan Nation Alliance (ONA) was formed in 1981 as the inaugural First Nations government in the Okanagan which represents the 8 member communities including; Okanagan Indian Band, Upper Nicola Band, Westbank First Nation, Penticton Indian Band, Osoyoos Indian Band and Lower and Upper Similkameen Indian Bands and the Colville Confederated Tribes on areas of common concern. Each community is represented through the Chiefs Executive Council (CEC) by their Chief or Chairman.
The ONA operates 5 primary departments:
Fisheries and Aquatics
Truth and Reconciliation Canada
A shared vision held by those affected by Indian residential schools was to create a place of learning and dialogue where the truths of their experiences were honoured and kept safe for future generations. They wanted their families, communities and all of Canada to learn from these hard lessons so they would not be repeated. They wanted to share the wisdom of the Elders and Traditional Knowledge Keepers on how to create just and peaceful relationships amongst diverse peoples. They knew that Reconciliation is not only about the past; it is about the future that all Canadians will forge together. This vision is the legacy gift to all of Canada.
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Indigenous Perspectives Education Guide
This guide aims to engage students in thinking critically about our historical narratives, and help them consider how both individual and collective worldviews shape — and are shaped by — history.
Aboriginal Head Start Association of B.C.
Canada’s first Peoples
Canada’s First Peoples: This website is a source that contains information about the First Nations People, Contact and Conflict, Treaties and Change, and the Métis and the Rebellion. There is information about language groups in communities and art by and about Canada’s First Peoples.
● Grades: 6-12
● Subject Areas: Social Studies
Nicola Valley Museum and Archives
Paul creek Language Association
First Voices Language assistant
FirstVoices is a suite of web-based tools and services designed to support Aboriginal people engaged in language archiving, language teaching & culture revitalization.
The FirstVoices Language Archive contains thousands of text entries in many diverse Aboriginal writing systems, enhanced with sounds, pictures and videos.
A companion set of interactive online games is designed to present the archived FirstVoices language data in creative learning activities.
Some language archives at FirstVoices are publicly accessible, while others are password protected at the request of the language community.
BC First Nations Studies: Teachers Guide
First Nations Health Authority
As of October 1, 2013 the FNHA has taken over and will plan, design, manage, deliver and fund the delivery of First Nations Health Programs across British Columbia. Read our Programs and Services Compendium here.
Cultural Safety and Humility in Health Services Delivery for First Nations and Aboriginal Peoples in British Columbia.
Union Of BC Indian Chiefs
It is a guiding principle of the Union of B.C. Indian Chiefs (“UBCIC”) that our Aboriginal Title and Rights are inherent – a gift and responsibility given by the Creator to our Peoples, together with the laws to carry out these responsibilities. The UBCIC’s mandate is to work towards the implementation, exercise and recognition of our inherent Title, Rights and Treaty Rights and to protect of our Lands and Waters, through the exercise, and implementation of our own laws and jurisdiction.