FNPN 2021-2022

Following the way created by the First Nations Pedagogies Network’s pilot cohort from 2019 to 2021 and working alongside the leadership of four of its continuing members, the FNPN welcomed in the Fall of 2021 six Indigenous Early Childhood Education professionals who have come to broaden and enrich the depth and scope of the work being developed in the Network.

Guided by their cultural authorities and responsive to their contexts, each FNPN member envisions a unique Pathway for their work.  Both singular and in relation, FNPN Pathways express the priorities and responsibilities each member identifies and is developing with and for the communities where they work, moving forward from their years of experience in ongoing community, cultural and professional ‘pedagogical’ works, on Indigenous terms.   

From their Pathways, the work of the FNPN members supports ongoing professional and cultural learning for early childhood educators within ‘hubs’ or networks of Indigenous communities and early years programs. These may be located in a particular geographic area but are connected with other ‘hubs’ and to the territories where they live. They are growing in strength and diversity in a good way.

Chelsey Hardy

CHELSEY HARDY is a mixed Indigenous, European woman. She is part of the Dakelh Nation in Central British Columbia… Her community is Nadleh Whu’ten.

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Emma Joe

EMMA JOE is a member of the Nłeʔkepmx nation and lives in her home community of Shulus, near the city of Merritt, B.C. Her formal education has been in the

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Jessica Michell

JESSICA MICHELL Dizi Ze, Tsakozeh’, Skyzeh. Si Sozi Jessica Michell. Se Kyah Wet’suwet’en tsasiyay. Likht’samis’yu habitasisde. My name is Jessica Michell, I am Wet’suwet’en from Witset. Jessica is a member

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Leona Antoine

LEONA ANTOINE began her career as an ECE in 1992 deeply inspired by the family of care providers to which she belongs…

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Liz Brown

LIZ BROWN is agokwe (two-spirit), Makwa dodem (Bear clan), a member of the Algonquin nation of Pikwàkanagàn, and has French/Scottish ancestry connecting them to the clan Anderson.  A child of

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Mary Burgaretta

MARY BURGARETTA was named after her maternal grandmother and aunties on both sides. She is Anishinaabe-kwe, a member of the Chippewas of Rama First Nation on her father’s side, and

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Shauna Mae Alec

SHAUNA ALEC is from the Lake Babine Nation and Nak’azdli Whu’ten and represents the house of the Likh Tsa Mis Yu (Beaver Clan). She is the descendant of a long

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