About Us

The First Nations Confederacy of Cultural Education Centres (FNCCEC) is a non-profit national organization comprising of over fifty Cultural Education Centres which are located in every part of the country and represents the language and cultural diversity among First Nations.

The FNCCEC was established in 1972, born out of Indian Control of Indian Education. The FNCCEC is represented by a national Board of Governors with the board members duly appointed by their respective regions and territory. Cultural Education Centres are grassroots-driven. They are fundamental in developing and delivering language and cultural programs to their respective communities.

Our unified voice leads in the promotion, protection, revitalization and maintenance of First Nations languages, cultures and traditions as given by the Creator.

It is the vision of the First Nations Confederacy of Cultural Education Centres that we work collectively for the development of culturally and linguistically self-sustaining First Nation communities. Our mission is to advocate on behalf of our members, while creating awareness on the vitality of promoting, protecting and preserving our First Nations Languages and Culture”

The FNCCEC’s expertise include language immersion, curriculum development, teachers training, historical archiving, curatorship, cross cultural awareness, networking, multimedia technology, and the collection and archiving of oral histories.

What The FNCCEC Does

What We Do

Along with our more than 50 member cultural centres across Canada, the FNCCEC creates awareness to promote and protect First Nations languages and culture. The FNCCEC is committed to:

  • Sustaining traditional knowledge and recovering First Nations languages at the community, national and international levels
  • Advocating for the retention and preservation of First Nations culture in Canada
  • Encouraging a national strategy for legislative recognition and protection of First Nations languages
  • Providing expert advice to inform First Nations culture, education and language retention policies
  • Maintaining a clearing house of research and traditional knowledge about First Nations language and culture

Our Cultural Centers

      The FNCCEC Cultural Expo is a week-long showcase and celebration of First Nations people, history, language and lifestyle. Through our diverse programming, Expo attendees will gain a deeper understanding of how First Nations weave together the fabric of Canada.

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