The First Nations Education Council – Serving communities for 30 years!

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The First Nations Education Council – Serving communities for 30 years!

by ahnationtalk on April 22, 2015583 Views

Wendake, April 22, 2015 – In April 1985, with support from chiefs in Quebec, the determination of First Nations education leaders to govern their schools and educational services was made loud and clear. Beyond the talk and wishful thinking, decision-makers at the time chose to work together to assert their collective interests. Their voice was heard in the founding of the First Nations Education Council (FNEC).

For already 30 years, the FNEC has persevered in its struggle against the federal government’s colonial and assimilationist policies; for example through its extensive awareness campaign to the underfunding of First Nations schools and its opposition to recent education legislation in the form of Bill C-33. The FNEC has also been operating as a defense organization on several fronts; namely for the right to have access to special education services, the implementation of new technologies, and the creation of a post-secondary institution.

Our accomplishments are based on the hard work of all those who have contributed over the years to this collective effort and genuine display of our capabilities in education. Chiefs, education leaders, teachers, parents, Elders, employees and partners deserve our hearty congratulations.

Let’s acknowledge and celebrate the FNEC’s 30-year existence dedicated to improving education for First Nations youth!

About the FNEC:

For more information on the FNEC, visit their website at



First Nations Education Council
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