Mission: The First Nations Schools Association will collaborate with First Nation schools to create nurturing environments that develop learners’ pride and competence in their First Nations language and heritage and will equip them to realize their full potential, within self-governing First Nations communities.


Latest News

Program Update

For All First Nations Schools That Offer K4 – Grade 3:

We regret to report that the federal funding program that previously sponsored the Early Literacy Summer Learning Program Grants no longer exists.  Therefore, we unfortunately will not be able to provide summer learning grants this year.  

We were very pleased to support this initiative for the past several years, and we would like to congratulate all of the participating communities and schools for their excellent work on behalf of their young learners.

Thank you for your attention to this notice.

Learning First Peoples Summer Institute

Registration is open! Mark your calendars for August 19-21, 2019.

First Nations school attendees can claim travel expenses for this event.

Building or Expanding your School?

See our latest publication, which has tips for building, renovating and expanding BC First Nations Schools.

Employment Opportunities 

There are some exciting career opportunities right now that involve support to First Nations schools, such as Language Coach, Instructional Coach and Regional ICT Support Assistant.


Featured Resources

See BCTEA Resources, including eBulletins and the Funding Estimator Tool…
Find Contacts in the FNSA School Directory
Explore exciting career opportunities in BC First Nations Schools…
The First Nations Parents Club holds annual events, publishes a newsletter and calendar, and has an annual grant for clubs affiliated with First Nations communities.
The nine-volume Talking About Special Education Series (2018) is now available.
See the Principals Calendar.

Quick Links

See the First Nations School Language and Culture initiatives, including the new program portal…

The FNSA has developed several resources specifically for BC First Nations schools, and you can find them in our Publications Catalogue…

First Nations Schools! The Technology Support Line is available to answer your technology questions 1-855-260-8539…


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