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

School Attendance Poster Contest for First Nations Students

We are pleased to announce the School Attendance Poster Contest  as well as an accompanying attendance Fact Sheet.  We invite students of all ages to participate in the contest, from Kindergarten to adults, and awards are available in each of the five participant categories. Posters must be received by mail by January 28, 2020 and be 11×17 inch format.

FNSA School Careers

Visit the Career page to learn more about First Nations schools careers and link to more employment opportunities on Make a Future.

Learning First Peoples Workshops Ahead

In early 2020 there are several workshop offerings relating to the teacher resource guides for English First Peoples, Science First Peoples, and BC First Nations Land, Title and Governance.  Learn more… 

First Nations Parents Club Conference

Is your First Nations Parents Club coming to the club’s conference on February 4-5, 2020 in Richmond?  Registration is now open and each club is eligible to send at least two representatives.

New Teacher Resource Guides!

BC First Nations Land, Title, and Governance Teacher Resource Guide (2019)

Science First Peoples Teacher Resource Guide (SECONDARY) (2019)

Apply to Present at the FNSA Conference

The FNSA is seeking workshops on the theme Leading by Learning for its conference in April.  Get your applications in by January 22nd. 

HR Support

First Nations School Principals and Education Directors, you are welcome to contact our HR Coach for support.

In the News


Yukon First Nations Visit BC First Nations Run Schools Oct. 18, 2019
New BC Legislation Would Align BC Laws with Internationally-Recognized Indigenous Education Standards, Oct. 24, 2019
Adams Lake celebrates the grand reopening of the Chief Atahm School Aug. 8, 2019
Native Education College rekindles Indigenous adults’ interest in schooling and self-improvement Jul. 31, 2019
Vancouver Island First Nations Youth Ambassadors deliver message to the United Nations Feb. 17, 2019


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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