Indigenous Education in British Columbia

  Indigenous Education seeks to improve success and supports for Indigenous students, and increase the presence of Indigenous culture, languages and history for all students. It also aims to help teachers bring Indigenous knowledge into their teaching practice.

Indigenous Focused Graduation Requirements

Effective the 2023/24 school year, all students working toward a B.C. Certificate of Graduation (“Dogwood Diploma”), in English or French, must successfully complete at least 4 credits in Indigenous-focused coursework. This requirement applies to students in B.C. public, independent, First Nations, and offshore schools. There is no change to the total number of credits required […]

First Nations Education Steering Committee

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.

Equity in Action

The ‘Equity in Action Project’ represents some of the current directions our School District partners and us are taking to address systemic barriers impacting Indigenous student achievement. A focus on ‘equity of opportunity’ and a co-constructive approach is driving a review of practices and policies that may be creating obstacles for Indigenous learners in the B.C. public school system. […]

2016 Handgames Tournament

This traditional game was fun for the students participating! The Annual Handgames Tournament includes elementary students. This year’s was held at the Pomeroy Sports Centre.


Students Presenting their Art at the Treaty 8 Youth and Elders forum. Art with Alex Janvier–1 of the Aboriginal 7.

Ignite Our Spirits

Ignite Our Spirits featured Teddy Anderson, an internationally-known hoop dancer. He has performed in many different countries. In addition to being a hoop dancer, he is also a motivational speaker. Other talents showcased were the Spirit of the Peace dancers, the hip-hop group Legacy One, Metis entertainer Bev Lambert, and many more.  

2015 Handgames Tournament

This year’s Handgames winners were the students from Upper Pine! Ecole Central got second place. The students had fun participating, and this is what they had to say about the Tournament: What did you like best about the handgames? How there was lots of different games It was fun Seeing familiar faces The Subway food […]

Aboriginal Education at the ELC!

Traveling Museum was held at the Energetic Learning Campus, where students got to experience and learn about Aboriginal Culture. They got to play the traditional Handgames as well. These activities were in time with their Métis unit for Social Studies. Pat Jensen served as a tour guide for a group of ELC students on their […]