The First Nations Education Council (FNEC) is an organization which has several mandates. The website lists seven specific areas of focus, some of which include:
- To ensure that First Nations regain full control of their education through political action.
- To ensure respect of the educational rights of First Nations communities.
- To advance and increase the quality of First Nations educational programs and services.
- Conduct studies and make recommendations on governments’ decisions on Aboriginal education.
- Manage educational programs to ensure services are developed for the benefit of the communities.
In addition, the FNEC is also working on training members of the community through online learning and face-to-face classes. In 2010 the FNEC established the Kiuna Institution, a post-secondary school promoting culture and traditions for the First Nations of Quebec. This website also has a large collection of position papers, videos and documents which support their position for self governance of Aboriginal education. Although this organization mainly focuses on the Aboriginal people of Quebec, there is a plethora of information which spans Aboriginal communities across Canada.
To access the information within this website, follow the link to: http://www.cepn-fnec.com/index-eng.aspx
Ronaye Kooperberg (Module 4 – Post 2)