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Indigenous Heritage, Education & Dialogue

FORED’s Indigenous Heritage, Education & Dialogue (AHEAD) program delivers educational materials, events and complimentary, downloadable activities for educators, NGOs, community leaders and others. These programs help build awareness of cultural, economic and heritage values in natural resources decision-making and showcase valuable career opportunities to Indigenous youth. Indigenous mentors share their career journeys and help foster a stay in school ethic.  The program has valuable voluntary partners such as the Indigenous Resource Network, Nicola Valley Institute of Technology and individual First Nations from bands across BC as well as the provincial and federal governments, business leaders, academics & associations.

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To celebrate the rich culture and heritage of BC's Indigenous peoples, FORED sponsors an annual contest for all Indigenous youth on the theme of Indigenous Traditional Knowledge & Medicine.

View previous winners & contest details on our Artwork Contest page.

Or, download the details by clicking the button below.

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Feedback from a proud mom whose daughter's award-winning art was displayed at the BC Ministry of Education office in Victoria for National Indigenous People's day.

Alison Webber's blog post June 2016 (pictured).


Indigenous Career Journeys: Video interviews with those in Natural Resources Sectors