First Nations Education Steering Committee (FNESC)

First Nations Education Steering Committee (FNESC)

November 24, 2011 12:49 ET

The First Nations Education Steering Committee Hosts Provincial Aboriginal Education Conference

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Nov. 24, 2011) -

What:

The First Nations Education Steering Committee (FNESC) will host the 17th Annual Provincial Conference on Aboriginal Education from November 24-26, 2011 in Vancouver. More than 750 educators and administrators from across the province have registered for this event. A conference program is available at www.fnesc.ca. Conference participants will look at examples of innovative community and education system practices, including new First Peoples curriculum, effective classroom techniques and progressive approaches to relationship-building.

Who:

Grand Chief Ed John (Akile Ch'oh), First Nations Summit
Honourable George Abbott, Minister of Education
Dr. Cindy Blackstock, Executive Director, First Nations Child and Family Caring Society of Canada
Tyrone McNeil, President, FNESC

When:

Friday November 25, 2011
9:05 am - 9:45 am - Grand Chief Ed John (Akile Ch'oh)
9:45 am - 10:05 am - Honourable George Abbott, Minister of Education
10:05 am - 10:20 am - Tyrone McNeil, President, FNESC
11:00 am - 12:00 pm - Effective Enhancement Agreements Panel
Media check-in at 8:45 a.m. (Interviews following each of the speakers' remarks)
Saturday November 26, 2011
9:05 am - 10:00 am - Dr. Cindy Blackstock
Media check-in from 8:30 am (Interviews between 8:30 am - 9:00 am only)

Where:

Grand Ballroom, 1605 Bayshore Drive, The Westin Bayshore, Vancouver

About FNESC

Established in 1992, the First Nations Education Steering Committee is an independent society led by representatives of BC First Nations communities. FNESC is committed to achieving quality education for all First Nations students in British Columbia.

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