Indigenous-Focused Grad Requirement Pro-D







Founded upon the First Peoples Principles of Learning, English First Peoples courses for Grades 10-12 offer BC students of all backgrounds the opportunity to explore First Peoples’ worldviews through dynamic written, visual, oral, and digital First Peoples literature. English First Peoples 10-12 courses are also one of the eligible options for students to earn credits toward the new Indigenous-focused graduation requirement.

These full-day workshops, designed to support educators to bring quality, authentic First Peoples resources into BC classrooms, explore the English First Peoples Grade 10-12 Teacher Resource Guide developed by the First Nations Education Steering Committee and the First Nations Schools Association. Themes in the guide include: Challenges with Representation, In Search of Authentic First Peoples’ Voice, First Peoples Oral Traditions, How Do We Define Ourselves, Humour in First Peoples Literature and Texts, and many more.

Participants will receive a copy of the 400-page teacher resource guide, collaboratively explore its units, discuss implementation of its lessons, and network with other educators.


Anne Tenning (she/her) is a member of the Stz’uminus First Nation. Anne was a teacher and principal in the K-12 public education system for 21 years before joining the First Nations Education Steering Committee last July as the Manager of Curriculum.

Jo Chrona (she/her) is a former classroom teacher and was involved in the development of the EFP 10, 11 and 12 curriculum and FNESC teacher resource guides. She is Ts’msyen (Kitsumkalum First Nation) and is the author of Wayi Wah! Indigenous Pedagogies: An Act for Reconciliation and Anti-Racist Education (2022).

Region Location Date Attendee Limit Registration
Kootenay-Boundary Kimberly Nov. 3, 2022 2/school Session Complete
Thompson-Okanagan Kelowna Nov. 28, 2022 1/school Session Complete
Metro Vancouver (Including Surrey) New Westminster (choice of dates – duplicate content) Jan. 28, 2023


Feb. 25, 2023



Session Full


Registration Link

Vancouver Island North Courtenay Feb. 10, 2023 1/school Registration Link
Vancouver Island South Victoria Feb. 13, 2023 1/school Registration Link
Northern West Terrace Mar. 10, 2023 2/school Registration Link
Northern East Fort St. John Apr. 21, 2023 2/school Registration Link
Fraser Valley

(Surrey schools included in the Metro Vanc. region)

Harrison Hot Springs Apr. 22, 2023 1/school Registration Link
Northern Central Prince George Apr. 29, 2023 2/school Registration Link


Space is limited; therefore, registration will be managed to provide equitable access for educators from all secondary schools in the region. Additional educators per school will be added to a waitlist to be notified when a space becomes available. Independent Online Schools are included in the seat allocation based on the region where the school is located. Limited travel assistance is available – see registration form for details. FNESC will also be offering additional workshops in the lower mainland over the Spring Break period.