Thanks for a wonderful 2019 conference!

Mark your calendar!


April 2, 2020 FNSA Authorized Representatives Day

April 3-4, 2020 FNSA Conference and AGM

The Westin Bayshore, Vancouver, BC

The following information is for reference only.

The First Nations Schools Association (FNSA) invites First Nations school educators, support staff and administrators to our conference and annual general meeting, where we will explore a wide range of effective practices in classroom instruction, school administration and key areas of professional growth.

Hosted at the Sheraton Vancouver Airport in Richmond, BC, the event features concurrent workshops, exhibitors, plenary presentations and networking opportunities.

  • April 11, 2019 Authorized Representatives Day (1 rep per school only)
  • April 12-13, 2019 Main Conference Days

Conference News

See the updated Event Program (updated April 8, 2019)

Schools are invited to send posters/brochures for our Sharing Table. It is a great way to share information about resources and opportunities with other First Nations schools.

We are very excited to be welcoming youth from Gitanyow School and Stz’uminus Community school to perform at the conference.  Thanks to all schools who applied.

Keynotes and Special Features

Zaretta Hammond is a teacher and the author of Culturally Responsive Teaching and The Brain: Promoting Authentic Engagement and Rigor Among Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students.  Zaretta is a leader in the fields of instructional design, school coaching, and professional development. 
Keynote speaker Dr. Evan Tlesla II Adams, from the Tla’amin First Nation, is an actor and physician. He was the first-ever Aboriginal Health Physician Advisor in the Office of the Provincial Health Officer and he is currently Chief Medical Officer of the First Nations Health Authority.
Dr. Anita L. Archer is an educational consultant to school districts on explicit instruction, the design and delivery of instruction, behavior management, and literacy instruction. She is the recipient of several awards honoring her excellence in teaching and contributions to the field of education.