We are shaped by our languages, cultures, and traditions
The First Nations Confederacy of Cultural Education Centres (FNCCEC), established in 1972, is a national organization representing Cultural Education Centres across the country.
Working together to support strong First Nations communities
Our cultural centres work closely with our federal partners to maintain and strengthen First Nations cultures, traditions, and languages with the support of the First Nations Cultural Education Centres Funding Program.
The goal of the program is to support the transmission of traditional cultural skills and knowledge, encourage the use of traditional languages, and promote cross-cultural awareness in mainstream educational programs and institutions.
Creating opportunities to revitalize and celebrate our rich languages and cultures
The First Nations Confederacy of Cultural Education Centres believes that promoting First Nations cultural heritage is the path to healing, relationship-building, and fostering an understanding of and respect for the First Nations community.
Our expertise includes, but is not limited to:
- Language immersion
- Curriculum development
- Teachers training
- Historical archiving
- Cross-cultural awareness
- Multimedia technology
- Language learning
- Connecting with fluent speakers
- The collection and archiving of oral histories
- Production of language resources
First Nations history as it is told by our people
In 2017, the FNCCEC held a week-long showcase celebrating First Nations’ histories, languages, and cultures. Through the diverse programming, attendees discovered how First Nations weave together the fabric of Canada. FNCCEC hopes to have the opportunity to have this Cultural Expo again in the future.