In its recently passed Bill C-15, the government of Canada says it 'rejects all forms of colonialism.' It is up to Indigenous Peoples — as collectives and First Nations leaders — to hold Ottawa to account on Bill C-15 and human rights, a politics and public administration expert says.
First Nations with Schools Collective Home
Days before the federal election, the First Nations with Schools Collective (FNWSC) published this Call to Action written by FNWSC partner and Western University professor Brent Debassige.
How can First Nations integrate full language immersion into daily schooling? We asked Barbara Nolan, Language Commissioner for Anishinabek Nation.
As we explore ways to incorporate culture-based curriculum into our schools, we invited Elders to share their own education stories during a series of meetings this year. Read what some had to say.
What it means to be a First Nation education system
- Customs, traditions and beliefs at the centre
- Built from community strengths and locally driven
- Focused on land, environment and cultural identity
- Implementing the United Nations Declaration on the RIghts of Indigenous Peoples Article 14
The recent discovery by the Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc First Nation that revealed an estimated 215 children had been buried on the grounds of the shuttered Catholic-run Kamloops Residential School signals a new reckoning with colonial genocide in Canada.
The First Nations With Schools Collective’s community engagement strategy has embarked on a front-line mission to identify how the current federal funding model imposes constraints on First Nation education systems.
Leslee White-Eye and former Ontario Deputy Education Minister Gabriel Sékaly get real about First nations education in strategycorp podcast
The term “achievement gap” refers to any significant and persistent disparity in academic performance or educational attainment between different groups of students.
FNWSC At A Glance
- 8 Participating First Nations
- 9 Education systems with schools
- 5 Strategic partnerships
- 6 Curriculum Writers' forums in 2020-21
- 7 Elder forums in 2020-21
- 9 Community Consultations to Date