About First Nations School Language and Culture Initiatives
First Nations have continually promoted a focus on First Nations languages, cultures, traditions, and current realities, understanding the importance of First Nations students having a positive sense of self-identity, the need for more widespread awareness of First Nations concerns and circumstances, and the important role of education in revitalizing and transmitting First Nations languages and cultures.
The final report deadline for the 2019-2020 First Nations Language and Culture Program for First Nations Schools is extended to August 31, 2020. See the update.
First Nations Language Teacher Mentor-Apprentice Program Collaborative Implementation Pilot, January 2020
The First Nations Language Teachers Mentor Apprentice Program (FNLTMAP) is being expanded for the remainder of the school year. The Call for Proposals and Application form were issued in January 2020 and the application deadline has now passed. The central goal of this program is to utilize a successful language learning model to increase the fluency of teachers in First Nations schools and communities in the language which they are (or will be) teaching.
First Nations Languages Conference, February 24-25, 2020