Creation of the FNEC


Canada’s First Nations clearly demonstrated their commitment to full educational autonomy in the mid-1970s, when Canada’s Chiefs of First Nations Education, Indian Control of Indian Education. This document, published in 1972, was recognized by the Government of Canada in 1973. Nearly fifthy years later, First Nations still aspire to exercise this full autonomy.

Creation of the FNEC

In 1982, First Nations educators from Quebec began to meet to discuss and discuss their practices and the challenges they faced each other. In 1983, in response to an urgent need to address issues related to education, seeing that they each lived on similar situations, the Indian Education Task Force submitted a report which recommended, among other things, First Nations govern their education systems. Thereafter, educators expressed the common goal of advancing Indian education in Quebec. To do this, they needed to come together and join forces within a permanent organization that would pursue a collective goal: to achieve complete control of their education systems.

Determine the needs

Created in 1985, the First Nations Education Council (FNEC) was given the first mandate to determine the needs of member communities and to defend their interests in education. The FNEC is one of the first community-based First Nations
organizations in Quebec.

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