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Marking International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples

Today is International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples. It’s also been ten years since the adoption of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples making this year’s observances a major reconciliation milestone. Read the UN’s press release and their backgrounder marking the day: On International Day, United Nations marks 10th anniversary of […]

Thank you to the family of Art Thompson for allowing us to use Thunderbird as our FNEF logo

We would like to thank the family of the late Art (Arthur) Thompson, a Nuu-chah-nulth (Ditidaht) artist, for granting us permission to use Thunderbird as our First Nations Education Foundation logo. Thompson was a fierce advocate for the rights of residential school victims and survivors. We are deeply honoured by this gesture and eternally grateful. […]

AFN Engagement Session on the Indigenous Languages Initiative: Vancouver June 22 & 23

On Thursday, June 22 and Friday, June 23, 2017, the Assembly of First Nations will host an Engagement Session on the Indigenous Languages Initiative at the Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre Hotel for British Columbia and Yukon First Nations. Following Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s December 6, 2016 announcement that the Government of Canada would jointly develop […]

AFN Indigenous Languages Resources

If you’re looking for a great source of information on Indigenous Languages Initiatives, the Assembly of First Nations (AFN) has an excellent section on their website. There’s a wealth of links to resources and a variety documents from Canadian and international sources; as well as a subsection on existing Indigenous languages legislation (from Nunavut, Yukon, Manitoba, […]

Yuułuʔiłʔatḥ Government Pilot

On November 30th 2016, the First Nations Education Foundation (FNEF) facilitated the signing of an MOU with Yuułuʔiłʔatḥ Government (YG) laying out the intent for a landmark Language Revitalization pilot project to preserve and then revitalize their traditional language of Nuu-Chah-Nulth, Barkley dialect. Once successful, this process will be offered to Nations throughout BC and […]