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First Nations
Public Service
Secretariat

Courage to Excel

The First Nations Public Service Secretariat’s (FNPSS) mission is to strengthen and enhance capacity in First Nations communities and organizations, on an individual, organization, and Nation level.

Our Mandate

Purpose

To create and implement a collective plan to support First Nations communities and organizations in BC as they pursue excellence in capacity building and human resource development.

Vision

To support BC First Nations that are exercising their decision-making rights and responsibilities through governments and administrations that strive for excellence in community service.

Mission

The First Nations Public Service Secretariat’s (FNPSS) mission is to strengthen and enhance capacity in First Nations communities and organizations, on an individual and Nation level.

News

FNPSS Newsletter May 28

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FNPSS Newsletter April 7

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FNPSS Newsletter March 16

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FNPSS Newsletter December 17

By FNPSS | December 17, 2019

FNPSS Newsletter October 10

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FNPSS Newsletter September 17

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FNPSS Newsletter July 30

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FNPSS Newsletter June 27

By FNPSS | June 27, 2019

Featured Events

“Managing New Realities” Virtual Forum

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FNPSS Webinars

“Great webinar with experienced administrators – Kukstemc!” – FNPSS Webinar Participant “Thanks for hosting these…

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Conferences

Conferences The 2019 FNPSS conference focused on how partnerships are Breaking Barriers and Creating Connections…

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Testimonials

"Always wonderful to have the opportunity to learn from other nations and build connections."

Participant at Policy Development Management Training Academy

“Lots of information and good resources.”

Participant at Human Resources Management Training Academy

“Thank you for the great workshop! These sessions really put into perspective how much my Nation has to do - and I look forward to being a part of the process!!”

Participant at Records and Information Management Training Academy

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Thursday, June 18th, 2020

Save the Date for the FNPSS "Managing New Realities" Virtual Learning and Discussion Forum!

REGISTRATION INFORMATION COMING SOON!

Reminder to register for this week’s webinar!

Wednesday, June 3rd, at 11:00 AM
Reconciliation in a Time of Uncertainty

Registration Details: This event requires pre-registration. https://t.co/1QpUrIOzy0, you will receive a confirmation email with a link to join the webinar.

LGMA Scholarship applications will open June 1, 2020. To support the learning, leadership and growth of local government professionals, the LGMA offers a variety of scholarships to be awarded in 2020. Review the 2020 Scholarship Brochure for information: https://t.co/pb6DkEX2pQ

Wednesday, June 3rd, at 11:00 AM

Join Dr. Robert Joseph, Hereditary Chief of the Gwawaenuk First Nation & renowned peace-builder and advocate for reconciliation, for a webinar on "Reconciliation in a Time of Uncertainty".

Register now! https://t.co/1QpUrIOzy0

#WebinarWednesday

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Communicating with Members During COVID-19

Wednesday, May 13th, at 11:00 AM
Join Melissa Quoksister from Kómoks First Nation and Juanita Lindley from Upper Nicola Band for a webinar on "Communicating with Members During COVID-19". This 45-minute session will include short presentations outlining communications challenges arising from COVID-19, as well as best practices for communicating with members from a distance.
Registration Details: link available in bio!
This webinar is part of FNPSS Webinar Wednesdays, which features speakers on topics of current interest and relevance to BC First Nations administrators and leaders. These sessions are based on First Nation to First Nation learning and are a key element of the FNPSS Mentorship Network.
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We’re excited to announce the schedule for our upcoming Webinar Wednesday sessions! FNPSS Webinar Wednesdays, feature speakers on topics of current interest and relevance to BC First Nations administrators and leaders. These sessions are based on First Nation to First Nation learning and are a key element of the FNPSS Mentorship Network.

Register now!

Working Remotely with Staff

Wednesday, May 6th, at 11:00 AM

Join Robin Henry from Namgis First Nation and Cathy Murphy from Fort Nelson First Nation for a webinar on "Working Remotely with Staff". This 45-minute session will include short presentations outlining some of the challenges, solutions, and opportunities of working with staff from virtual offices, as well as time for questions from participants.

Visit our website to register (link in bio). Communicating with Members During COVID-19

Wednesday, May 13th, at 11:00 AM
Join Melissa Quoksister from Kómoks First Nation and Juanita Lindley from Upper Nicola Band for a webinar on "Communicating with Members During COVID-19". This 45-minute session will include short presentations outlining communications challenges arising from COVID-19, as well as best practices for communicating with members from a distance.
Visit our website to register (link in bio). #webinarwednesday #capacitybuilding #fnpss
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Working Remotely with Staff

Wednesday, May 6th, at 11:00 AM

Join Robin Henry from 'Namgis First Nation and Cathy Murphy from Fort Nelson First Nation for a webinar on "Working Remotely with Staff". This 45-minute session will include short presentations outlining some of the challenges, solutions, and opportunities of working with staff from virtual offices, as well as time for questions from participants.

Registration Details: This event requires pre-registration (link in bio)

This webinar is part of FNPSS Webinar Wednesdays, which features speakers on topics of current interest and relevance to BC First Nations administrators and leaders. These sessions are based on First Nation to First Nation learning and are a key element of the FNPSS Mentorship Network.

If you missed this week's webinars, the recordings of all our webinars are available on our website and YouTube channel
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Webinars Webinars Webinars!
JOIN THE FNPSS FOR WEBINAR WEDNESDAYS!
Title: Accessing COVID-19 Supports for First Nations
When: Wednesday, April 29th, 11:00 AM
Who: Karen Martin and Saverio Desantis, Canada Revenue Agency (CRA), and Mary Leslie, Heiltsuk Nation
What: This 45-minute session will include a short presentation from each of the speakers on accessing supports for on- and off-reserve BC First Nations during COVID-19 and ideas for moving forward. Presentations will be followed by a moderated discussion.

Registration Details: To register, please visit our website (link in bio) Once you have submitted your registration, you will receive a confirmation email with a link to join the webinar.
This webinar is part of FNPSS Webinar Wednesdays, which features speakers on topics of current interest and relevance to BC First Nations administrators and leaders. These sessions are based on First Nation to First Nation learning and are a key element of the FNPSS Mentorship Network.

ISC BC Region Town Hall # 3 with FNSA and FNESC – Friday, May 1, 2020
Please join FNPSS in welcoming Catherine Lappe, Regional Director General of ISC BC Region, who will be joined by Tyrone McNeil, President of the First Nations Education Steering Committee (FNESC), Edith Loring-Kuhanga, President of the First Nations Schools Association (FNSA), accompanied by representatives of the BC Ministry of Education, to speak about First Nations’ education in BC given the current COVID-19 pandemic. This webinar will be approximately 60 minutes and allow for moderated Q&As from participants.
When: Friday, May 1, 2020 from 11 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
To register for the webinar, please visit our website (link in bio)
Once you have registered, you will receive a confirmation email with a link to join the webinar.

Visit https://fnps.ca/webinars for info on more virtual learning opportunities from FNPSS and our partners.
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Human Resources in a COVID-19 World

When: Wednesday, April 22nd, 11:00AM

Join a First Nation HR specialist and Scott McCann, Partner at Harris & Company, for a webinar on "Human Resources in a COVID-19 World". This 45-minute session will include short presentations outlining the human resource issues (HR) arising from COVID-19 to date and explore how to proceed with managing HR in this uncertain time.

Pre-registration is required. Please visit our website to register (link in bio)
This webinar is part of FNPSS Webinar Wednesdays, which feature speakers on topics of current interest and relevance to BC First Nations administrators and leaders. These sessions are based on First Nation to First Nation learning and are a key element of the FNPSS Mentorship Network.

If you missed last week's webinars, the recordings of all our webinars are available on our website (link in bio)
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Remember to register for this week’s webinars!
If you missed any of our past webinars, the recordings are available on our website (link in bio)
Webinar 1: “Managing New Economic Realities”

When: April 15th at 11:00 AM
On April 15th, we are excited to have Chief Commissioner Manny Jules, First Nations Tax Commission, and Chief David Jimmie, Squiala First Nation, join us for a webinar on “Managing New Economic Realities”. This 45-minute session will include a short presentation from each of the speakers on current and future economic impacts of COVID-19 and how BC First Nations can respond. Presentations will be followed by a moderated discussion.
Title: Managing New Economic Realities
When: Wednesday, April 15th, 11:00 AM
Who: Chief Commissioner Manny Jules, First Nations Tax Commission, and Chief David Jimmie, Squiala First Nation
What: This 45-minute session will include a short presentation from each of the speakers on current and future economic impacts of COVID-19 and how BC First Nations can respond. Presentations will be followed by a moderated discussion.
Registration Details: This event requires pre-registration. Visit our website to register (link in bio)
This webinar is part of FNPSS Webinar Wednesdays, which feature speakers on topics of current interest and relevance to BC First Nations administrators and leaders. These sessions are based on First Nation to First Nation learning and are a key element of the FNPSS Mentorship Network.

Webinar 2: Join FNPSS once again to hear directly from ISC BC Region on what is being done to support communities during the COVID-19 crisis

When: Thursday, April 16 at 10 AM

Catherine Lappe (Regional Director General, ISC BC Region), joined by members of the ISC Executive Leadership Team, and the First Nations Health Authority will again share information related to the Indigenous Community Support Fund, Emergency Management Assistance Program, Income Assistance, and reporting requirement changes. This webinar will be approximately 45 minutes and allow for moderated Q & A from participants.

Registration Details: This event requires pre-registration. Visit our website to register (link in bio)
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