Through a question and answer format, this publication addresses common questions about teaching in a First Nation school in British Columbia.  It is intended  as a resource for principals who are new to First Nation schools.

Here are a few samples of the questions addressed in this resource:

  • What are some of the key differences between First Nation Schools and public schools?
  • How are First Nation schools governed?
  • What is meant by the First Nations Education System?
  • What is the BC Tripartite Education Agreement?
  • What is Nominal Roll?
  • Can we offer our own locally-developed courses?
  • How does a school become FNSA certified?

A glossary of key terms is included.

The draft is intended for consultation purposes and feedback is welcome.

This resource was developed in April 2021.