Indigenous Sovereignty

Treaty Protection Site for Education

~University nuhelot’įne thaiyots’į nistameyimâkanak Blue Quills ~

In November 2000, we were accredited by the First Nations Accreditation Board, offering the most powerful and meaningful accreditation, coming from our communities and future employers of our graduates. Through the current structures and processes mandated by the Chiefs and the First Nations, this accreditation has allowed BQFNC now UNBQ to retain the integrity to the protection of our Treaty Rights. The message that we believe in ourselves is an inspiration to our children and grandchildren; something we can leave to those who will come after us.

“Treaty Protection Site for Education” Motion from the Blue Quills Board of Governors:

The Board of Governors of Blue Quills First Nations College are willing to serve the people and  Nations of Treaty Six Territory and act as a Treaty Protection Site for Education by providing  education, research, and information on the Treaty Right to  Education for all Treaty Six First  Nations and Canadian citizens. All in favor.  Motion carried.

Friday November 8, 2013 BQFNC held a Peoples Forum “Treaties Trump Canadian Law: Deflating Canada’s Termination Plan” with the focus on the following discussion papers.

Canada A Colonial State and Structure

Indigenous Sovereignty, Jurisdiction and International Law

Non Consent Letter


Proposed First Nations Education Act – Residential School Rebooted

Residential School Comparison

Spirit and Intent of Treaty Nov 8 2013

WHY: To engage awareness about the current educational realities; to provide a forum for people to ask questions; to understand our identity as distinct Treaty & Indigenous Peoples; and to strategize about what is within our power to act. Know your inherent responsibilities to stand united for the next generations! (Russell Diabo’s Presentation on March 19, 2014 at 1 pm, BQ Trades Building)

Harper’s Termination Policy Mar 2 2014 BQFNC

Turtle Lodge Treaty: “Our Way of Life” – Indigenous Education