Meet our Network Members
The FNPN members engage in pedagogical innovation projects by collaborating with communities and those working in the Indigenous early learning and child care and related sectors to their benefit, and to share what of this important work may be shared, developed and celebrated more widely.
The ‘Sisters’ cultivate relationships with educators, programs, staff, Elders, community members and other knowledge keepers in their local work and community contexts. Together with them, they strive to support and strengthen Indigenous cultures and cultural practices in First Nations ECE and community contexts in fidelity to Indigenous rights to autonomy and cultural continuity, renewal and resurgence.
Guided by their cultural authorities and responsive to their (and other) contexts, each FNPN member has envisioned a unique Pathway for their work. Both unique and intertwined, FNPN Pathways speak of the priorities each member has identified and is developing for the communities where they work, moving forward from their years of experience in ongoing community, cultural and professional consultations and ‘pedagogical’ works.
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 connected with other ‘hubs’ and to the territories where they live. They are growing in strength and diversity in a good way.