The First Nations Education Authority (FNEA) is a central
body which will be delegated areas of responsibilities by Participating First
Nations (PFNs). The collective nature of the FNEA will ensure that there is
adequate support for smaller First Nations and will provide a more strategic
approach to some components of Jurisdiction for all PFNs.
First Nations have provided direction regarding the role
of the FNEA and as all PFNs will have seats on the FNEA they are all part of
determining standards. Some of the powers which have been considered for delegation
to the FNEA include;
Curriculum and Standards
The purpose of the FNEA is to provide support to First
Nations who wish to exercise Jurisdiction over education. The FNEA will not
have inherent jurisdiction and will only exercise jurisdiction in areas that
have been delegated to it by PFNs.
The FNEA will also be instrumental in providing templates
for First Nations Education
Education Authority (CEA) and other required documents. Funding for the
FNEA will be negotiated annually, or an on agreed frequency, with Canada.
Specialist, First Nations Education Authority
First Nations Education Steering Committee
Suite 113 – 100 Park Royal South
West Vancouver, BC V7T 1A2
Phone: (604) 925-6087 Fax: (604) 925-6097