A new Post-Secondary Education and Training protocol agreement will support collaboration to improve educational outcomes for Aboriginal post-secondary students in British Columbia. Advanced Education Minister Andrew Wilkinson, First Nations Education Steering Committee (FNESC) president Tyrone McNeil and Indigenous Adult and Higher Learning Association (IAHLA) chair Verna Billy-Minnabarriet, signed the protocol agre
The Chief Joe Mathias Scholarship Fund has partnered with the New Relationship Trust (NRT) Foundation. The Chief Joe Mathias Scholarship Fund’s scholarships and bursaries will be administered by the NRT Foundation for the 2016-17 academic year. Students wishing to apply for a Chief Joe Mathias scholarship or bursary will be automatically assessed for eligibility by applying to the NRT Foundation. The NRT Foundation a
The process for individuals to apply for funding for educational purposes from the National Indian Brotherhood (NIB) Trust Fund was released on April 27, 2016. In accordance with the Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement, funds remaining from the common experience payments and personal credits have been transferred to the NIB Trust Fund. This funding is now being distributed to support educational programs.
Congratulations to our IAHLA Chair, Dr. Verna Billy-Minnabarriet, who was selected as a 2015 John & Suanne Roueche Excellence Awards recipient. About the John & Suanne Roueche Excellence Awards (http://www.league.org/exawards/) John E. and Suanne D. Roueche, leaders in the community college field and early proponents of the idea that teachers have major responsibility for how well students perform in the cla
In memory of the late Dr. Jacob McKay, IAHLA established annual awards to support current and former students of BC’s Indigenous adult and higher learning institutes. The four awards, in the amount of $1,000 each, are available annually to Aboriginal students who have attended an IAHLA institute and will be continuing at the IAHLA institute or attending a BC post-secondary institution in the fall. Big Congratulations
Communities, Institutes and Partners asked to Join Strategic Response On May 1, 2015, the First Nations Education Steering Committee and Indigenous Adult and Higher Learning Association received notice that Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada (AANDC) eliminated all funding for IAHLA and the First Nations Early Childhood Development Council (FNECDC) in 2015-16, and significantly reduced funding for FNES
The Ministry of Advanced Education has issued their Call for Proposals for the 2015/16 Community Adult Literacy Program (CALP). CALP provides funding for non-profit organizations (including First Nations and First Nations organizations) to deliver community adult literacy programs in partnership with public post-secondary institutions. Aboriginal literacy is one of the three CALP categories (Adult Literacy, Family Li