Covid-19 has had an enormous impact on First Nations communities and schools. The First Nations Education Administrators Association (FNEAA) launched the “Gathering Place Best Practices” initiative in September 2020. The goal of the initiative is to provide First Nations Education administrators and directors of education with a “virtual space” to come together and share information, experiences and best practices on ways to effectively respond to COVID-19.

The following reports and videos are from the Gathering Place survey and Town halls.

Gathering Place Town Hall Reports

Gathering Place Report of Survey Findings: First Nations Administrators and the Impact of COVID-19 The First Nations Education Administrators Association (FNEAA) developed a survey to further gain insight about: how the Covid-19 pandemic has impacted First Nations communities and schools; and the specific challenges, concerns and innovative practices happening at local levels. This survey was distributed via the FNEAA website and other networking channels such as e-mail distribution. A total of 121 individuals responded to the survey between September 1 to 30, 2020. View Report
Gathering Place Town Hall Report Nova Scotia & Newfoundland Labrador
Date: August 27, 2020 View Report
Gathering Place Town Hall Report Saskatchewan
Date: September 11, 2020 View Report
Gathering Place Town Hall Report
Yukon and Northwest Territories

Date: Novemeber 13, 2020

View Report

Gathering Place Town Hall Report Manitoba
Date: October 22, 2020 View Report
Gathering Place Town Hall Report New Brunswick & Prince Edward Island
Date: September 14, 2020 View Report

Gathering Place National Town Hall Videos

Below are the videos that FNEAA has created from the Town Halls which were held across Canada where First Nations Education Administrators have shared how they have adjusted their delivery of services due to COVID-19.

Knowledge Keepers Talking Circle

Date: March 10, 2021

Knowledge Keeper
Mike Mitchell

Knowledge Keeper
Sykes Powderface

Knowledge Keeper
Rebecca Ross

Knowledge Keeper
Priscilla Campeau

Knowledge Keeper
Roberta Oshkabewisens

Knowledge Keeper
Dr. Mary-Ellen Googoo

Knowledge Keeper
Doris Camsell

Knowledge Keeper
Tina Fox

Knowledge Keeper
Dr. Imelda Perley

National Town Hall

Date: January 27, 2021

Deputy Minister Christiane Fox

Director General & Acting Assistant Deputy Minister
Candice St. Aubin

Internet Connectivity

Gathering Place
Survey Findings

Yukon & Northwest Territories Town Hall

Date: November 4, 2020

Learning on the Land

Manitoba Town Hall

Date: October 22, 2020

Remote Learning Best Practices

The Story of Opaskwayak Education Authority

Adapting for Online Learning

Story of George Saunders School

Communication Best Practices

New Brunswick & Prince Edward Island Town Hall

Date: September 3, 2020

School Operations

Innovative Practices

Online Learning Innovations

Saskatchewan Town Hall

Date: September 2, 2020

MLTC Presentation

MLTC Presentation

Metaphor for COVID-19

Respecting COVID-19

Health & Safety

Needs & Priorities

Nova Scotia and Newfoundland Town Hall

Date: August 27, 2020

Needs & Priorities

Operational Issues

Mental Health Challenges

Digital Learning

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