Workshop Schedule

Prince George, January 18, 2019 Courtyard by Marriott  REGISTER
Kelowna, January 21, 2019 Delta Marriott Grand Okanagan Resort  REGISTER
Vancouver, January 23, 2019 Pinnacle Hotel Harbourfront  REGISTER
Nanaimo, January 25, 2019 Best Western Dorchester  REGISTER
Terrace, February 19, 2019  Best Western Terrace Inn  REGISTER  (new date)

About the Workshops

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The First Nations Education Steering Committee and First Nations Schools Association invite First Nations school and community representatives to our First Nations Languages and Culture Regional Workshops. The workshops are designed to support BC First Nations schools to deliver First Nations Language and Culture learning opportunities and the workshop series is supported through the BC Tripartite Education Agreement (BCTEA).

Key Agenda Topics

  • Best practices and planning strategies for language revitalization in schools
  • Secondary services and opportunities provided by FNESC and FNSA for First Nations Language Teachers
  • Discussion and opportunities to collaborate with neighbouring communities
  • Creating a 2-3 year language development plan using a SMART goal format

Event Contact

Charleen Gulbrandsen
Administrative Assistant, First Nations Language and Culture
Toll-free 1-877-422-3672 email

Eligibility to Attend

It is recommended that Administrators/Principals of BC First Nations schools attend, along with a community representative.

Travel Expenses

Travel is reimbursable for 1 representative per BC First Nation school and 1 representative per BC First Nation to attend their nearest session.

See the sample travel claim form, which includes travel claim policies on the reverse.


Workshop 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Breakfast (8:30 am) and lunch provided.


All participants are responsible for booking their own hotel accommodation.

When booking, quote FNESC Language and Culture to get the negotiated rates. Book early for the best rates.

  • Prince George, Courtyard by Marriott, 900 Brunswick St, $124 + tx, book by: Jan. 3, 2019, P: 250-596-6274  Book online
  • Kelowna, Delta Marriott Grand Okanagan Resort, 1310 Water St, $129 + tx, book by: Jan. 3, 2019, P: 250-763-4500  Book online
  • Vancouver, Pinnacle Hotel Harbourfront, 1133 W. Hastings St, $159 + tx, book by: 8, Jan. 1, 2019, P: 1-844-337-3118  Book online
  • Nanaimo, Best Western Dorchester, $135/$145 + tx, book by: Jan. 2, 2019  Book online
  • Terrace, Best Western Terrace Inn, 4553 Greig Avenue, $129 + tx, book by: Feb. 1, 2019