Non-Government

Non-Government

Land Claims Agreements Coalition

Elementary | Secondary | Post-Secondary

Land Claims Agreements Coalition 

The Land Claims Agreement Coalition (LCAC) works to ensure that comprehensive land claims (modern treaties) and associated self-government agreements are respected, honoured and fully implemented.
Fully implemented modern treaties benefit all Canadians. They clarify the terms of the ongoing relationship between Indigenous peoples and the Crown, and define how resources on traditional lands can be used and co-managed to the benefit of all Canadians.
For Indigneous signatories, modern treaties offer opportunities for self-reliance, political and economic development, and cultural and social well-being. They are the basis for a new, positive relationship between Indigenous peoples and wider Canadian society.
Formed in 2003, LCAC membership includes post-effective date modern treaty holders in Canada. Collectively, modern treaties affect nearly half of Canada’s land, waters and resources.
 LCAC website offers information, resources and free online courses that look at treaties, agreements and implementation. 
 

First Nations Education Steering Committee (FNESC)

Elementary | Secondary

First Nations Education Steering Committee (FNESC)

FNESC shares current information about available programs, government policies, and initiatives related to education. FNESC also provides a variety of resources and programs related to Indigenous perspectives and worldviews. The First Nations Education Steering Committee (FNESC) is a policy and advocacy organization that represents and works on behalf of First Nations in British Columbia. FNESC has a mandate to support First Nations students and advance First Nations education in BC.

Developed in 2019, the BC First Nations Land, Title, and Governance Teacher Resource Guide is designed to support the understanding of traditional and contemporary forms of First Nations governance specific to First Nations in BC. It provides background information relevant to all teachers and students, and provides suggested activities and resources for grades 2 to 12. Unit 5 and 6 can be applied to grades 4-12.

 

National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation (NCTR)

Elementary | Secondary | Post-Secondary

National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation (NCTR)

The NCTR provides educational resources to promote further understanding about the legacy of the Indian Residential School (IRS) system and its multi-generational impacts.

The NCTR is the home of the TRC’s Final Report, which is a six-volume report of the experiences of survivors, history of the Inidian Residential School system, and 94 Calls to Action for reconciliation. The NCTR also provides a series of videos and activities by educators and students related to reconciliation.

 

First Nations Schools Association of British Columbia (FNSA)

Elementary | Secondary

First Nations Schools Association of British Columbia (FNSA)

FNSA provides programs and support for educators to create linguistically and culturally appropriate education environments to provide students with a positive foundation in all academic areas.

First Peoples Cultural Council

Elementary | Secondary | Post-Secondary

First Peoples Cultural Council (FPCC)

The First Peoples’ Cultural Council (FPCC) is a provincial Crown Corporation formed by the government of British Columbia in 1990 to administer the First Peoples’ Heritage, Language and Culture Program. The First Peoples‘ Cultural Council is supported by legislation: First Peoples' Heritage, Language and Culture Act.

FPCC assists First Nations in BC in their efforts to revitalize their languages, arts, and cultures through high quality programs and resources.

BC Teacher’s Federation (BCTF)

Elementary | Secondary

BC Teacher’s Federation (BCTF)

The BCTF offers a variety of teaching resources, and access to interactive, web-based Indigneous content.

FirstVoices — Language Legacies Celebrating Indigenous Cultures

Elementary | Secondary | Post-Secondary

FirstVoices — Language Legacies Celebrating Indigenous Cultures

FirstVoices is a suite of web-based tools and services designed to support Aboriginal people engaged in language archiving, language teaching, and culture revitalization. The FirstVoices Language Archive contains thousands of text entries in many diverse aboriginal writing systems enhanced with sounds, pictures, and video. FirstVoices also provides free apps and games to help people in their journey to maintain their language.

Some language archives at FirstVoices are publicly accessible, while others are password protected at the request of the language community.

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