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 Planning and COVID-19

For First Nations that are planning to reopen their schools, FNESC and FNSA have developed resources to support BC First Nations in planning to deliver in-person instruction during the 2021/2022 school year. These resources are intended to reflect the updated guidance documents and the unique context of First Nations schools and communities in British Columbia.

See our latest update (October 7, 2021) about our Revised First Nations Schools Reopening Considerations and Template, reflecting the most current public health mask guidance.  Find more resources on our COVID news page.

First Nations School Careers

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

Nominal Roll

For First Nations completing the Nominal Roll for submission to Indigenous Services Canada (ISC), please note the following important dates:
  – September 29, 2021 Nominal Roll count date
  – October 8, 2021 Joint Verification due
  – October 15, 2021 Nominal Roll is due
To request a copy of the ISC BC Region 2021-2022 Nominal Roll Instructions Package or for related questions, please contact ISC at aadnc.bceducation.aandc@canada.ca

Professional Learning Series

Through the summer and fall, FNESC and FNSA are offering a number of professional development workshops designed specifically for First Nations schools staff in British Columbia.  Register for the sessions.


See the latest additions and updates to the Talking about Special Education Series:  Speech and Language Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, Assistive Technology, and Positive Behaviour Interventions.

First Nations Language Teacher Mentor-Apprentice Program (FNLTMAP)

Proposals are being accepted.  The proposal deadline is October 13, 2021.

HR Support

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

New resource videos are available!

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 updated and expanded Talking About Special Education Series is available.

Quick Links

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