The new building will be located next to Elders Eagle Lodge, and will present an opportunity for the community to 'be well.'
First Nations with Schools Collective Home
“This gives us an opportunity to look at the resources we have within our community." - Sagamok First Nation Chief Alan Ozawanimki
Chronic underfunding prevents First Nations from exercising control over local systems
Days before the federal election, the FNWSC published this Call to Action by Western University professor Brent Debassige.
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
FNWSC’s Leslee White-Eye and former Ontario Deputy Education Minister Gabriel Sékaly get real about First nations education in this strategycorp podcast
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.
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