Some Statistics


Awareness-building Campaign on First Nations Education
The FNEC was founded in 1985 at the request of education representatives. It represents a total of 22 member communities from eight First Nations: Abenaki, Algonquin, Atikamekw, Huron-Wendat, Malecite, Micmac, Mohawk and a single Innu community, Mashteuiatsh.

Sixteen of the communities represented by the FNEC administer a total of 24 band schools. Here are a few facts about these schools:

    • Several have to teach two second languages.
    • Only six offer all cycles of secondary school.
    • Five offer the first cycle of secondary school only.
    • Four offer only the elementary level.
    • One school only offers the first cycle of elementary school.

In 2010-2011 the student population of the FNEC member communities is divided up as follows:

By level there is a total of:

  • 843 students in preschool (13%)

  • 2,779 in elementary school (42%)

  • 3,019 in high school (45%)

  • Total: 6,641 students

By type of school the students are presented as follows:

In band schools: 5,028 students (75.7%)

In provincial schools: 1,286 students (19.4%)

In private schools: 327 students (4.9%)

  • 787 students in preschool

  • 2,287 students in elementary school

  • 1,954 students in high school

  • 49 students in preschool

  • 421 students in elementary school

  • 816 students in high school

  • 71 students in preschool

  • 100 students in elementary school

  • 249 students in high school