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Strong Indigenous women advise on Canada's UNDRIPA plan

Indigenous Rights activist Jeannette Corbiere Lavell was one of several speakers at a recent Gathering Circle to discuss the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People (UNDRIP) as it relates to education.

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 First Nations with Schools Collective (FNWSC) is made up of eight member First Nations — two of the great Haudenosaunee People and six of the great Anishinaabek People — working together to achieve full First Nation jurisdiction over education in First Nation communities.
 

FNWSC Education leaders

The collective is fueled by the passion of Indigenous lifelong learning experts, knowledge keepers, scholars and community leaders.
Read some of their stories here - and check back soon for more interviews!

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