BC implements legislation to recognize, better support First Nations-mandated institutes

The Government of British Columbia has implemented new legislation that recognizes First Nations-mandated institutes as a “key pillar” of the provincial postsecondary system and ensures operational and capacity funding to support the institutions. $6.45M in annual funding has been allotted to eligible institutes under the Indigenous Adult and Higher Learning Association. “We appreciate the stability this legislation will offer to our institutes as they grow to meet the needs of their communities,” said President of the First Nations Education Steering Committee Tyrone McNeil. “We look forward to the work ahead to implement the BC First Nations tripartite post-secondary education model in the spirit and intent of Article 14 of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.” The legislation was developed in partnership with FNESC and IAHLA.

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