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First Nations
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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

Events Update – January 26, 2021

By FNPSS | January 19, 2021

Upcoming Free Webinars: -FNPSS, in partnership with ACAO BC, is hosting a free webinar on February 2nd at 11:00am entitled “COVID 19: Planning and Reporting in Unprecedented Times“. Join Sukhi…

Survey for Band Administrators: We need you!

By FNPSS | January 22, 2021

Knowledge is power! Sharing knowledge is leadership! We need your help building a tool for Band Administrators to better understand and be aware of Government of Canada programs and services…

How to Apply to the Community Opportunity Readiness Program (CORP) (BC Region)

By FNPSS | January 25, 2021

Partner Update Indigenous Services Canada BC Region is accepting applications for the 2021-22 Community Opportunity Readiness Program (CORP) for economic development project-based funding (funding up to $250,000). Join this webinar…

Featured Events

FNPSS Webinars

“Great webinar with experienced administrators – Kukstemc!” – FNPSS Webinar Participant PAST WEBINARS Click the…

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COVID-19: Planning and Reporting in Unprecedented Times

February 2, 2021 at 11:00 am (PST) Significant funds have been distributed to First Nations…

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COVID-19 Vaccination – The Realities of Community Roll-Out (January 20, 2021)

Join FNPSS for a free webinar featuring community COVID-19 vaccination stories on Wednesday, January 20,…

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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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NVIT is working in partnership with School District 58 to coordinate a series of online guest speaker webinars profiling various careers. Join us February 18 at 12:15PM, for guest speaker Ryan Ward, Head of Planning, Video & Display Sales for Google. Please see bio for more info.

What's the CRM? What's a CRA? (not an accountant, nope) Register for our free event & find out if you should get certified & how. All welcome, esp students or those considering or doing RIM jobs.
Feb 2nd 12 noon PST/1 pm MST & Yukon time
https://t.co/ExqiIhF50J https://t.co/lWTQSflCQp

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One final reminder to join us for FNPSS & BCFC's Reverse Townhall: How to Best Engage and Consult with First Nations During COVID-19

Date: January 28th, 2021, 12:00pm-12:45pm.

Who should attend: Federal government public servants

Description:
First Nations communities are in the midst of a second wave of the pandemic, which is hitting them harder than the first wave last spring. Yet federal government public servants are faced with the mandate to continue to engage and consult on a variety of programs, policies and initiatives. Hear from Chief Christopher Derickson and Collette Sunday, who will share what the current realities are on the ground for First Nations, and learn about some best practices and respectful approaches to consult and engage in meaningful discussions and initiatives.

Link to learn more and register:
us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_6v21JLfCQrSevK6j4w4S_A?&utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=emai...
#RegisterNow #Townhall #JoinUs #FNPSS
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One final reminder to join us for FNPSS & BCFCs Reverse Townhall: How to Best Engage and Consult with First Nations During COVID-19

Date: January 28th, 2021, 12:00pm-12:45pm.

Who should attend: Federal government public servants 

Description:
First Nations communities are in the midst of a second wave of the pandemic, which is hitting them harder than the first wave last spring. Yet federal government public servants are faced with the mandate to continue to engage and consult on a variety of programs, policies and initiatives. Hear from Chief Christopher Derickson and Collette Sunday, who will share what the current realities are on the ground for First Nations, and learn about some best practices and respectful approaches to consult and engage in meaningful discussions and initiatives.

Link to learn more and register:
https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_6v21JLfCQrSevK6j4w4S_A?&utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=fnpss_upcoming_events_and_opportunities&utm_term=2021-01-21
#RegisterNow #Townhall #JoinUs #FNPSS

Last chance to register and attend our upcoming Human Resources Management MTA Webinar Series that starts TOMORROW!

Are you a BC First Nations Leader, Band Administrator, or Leader? Don't miss out!

This Management Training Academy on Human Resources Management will be delivered once a week over a 3 week period. Day 1 will cover HR foundational topics including Strategic HR Planning and Succession Planning that provide formal processes for building capacity to meet current and future human resource needs. Day 2 will focus on the legal aspects of HR, including the day-to-day legal obligations as an employer, as well as recent changes to legislation due to COVID-19, followed by a talk on promoting health and wellness among staff during the pandemic. Lastly, day 3 will cover the importance of establishing and maintaining effective workplace relationships and managing performance effectively.

Facilitators: Robin Henry, Two Eagles HR Consulting

Dates:
January 27
February 3
February 10
Time: 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM (each day)
Price: $185 (includes all three half-day sessions)

Register now: events.eply.com/ManagementTrainingAcademyMTAHumanResourcesManagement3360979?fbclid=IwAR2l6RB4duGH...
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Last chance to register and attend our upcoming Human Resources Management MTA Webinar Series that starts TOMORROW!

Are you a BC First Nations Leader, Band Administrator, or Leader? Dont miss out!

This Management Training Academy on Human Resources Management will be delivered once a week over a 3 week period. Day 1 will cover HR foundational topics including Strategic HR  Planning and Succession Planning that provide formal processes for building capacity to meet current and future human resource needs. Day 2 will focus on the legal aspects of HR, including the day-to-day legal obligations as an employer, as well as recent changes to legislation due to COVID-19, followed by a talk on promoting health and wellness among staff during the pandemic. Lastly, day 3 will cover the importance of establishing and maintaining effective workplace relationships and managing performance effectively.  

Facilitators: Robin Henry, Two Eagles HR Consulting

Dates: 
January 27
February 3
February 10
Time: 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM (each day)
Price: $185 (includes all three half-day sessions)

Register now: https://events.eply.com/ManagementTrainingAcademyMTAHumanResourcesManagement3360979?fbclid=IwAR2l6RB4duGH_3xzwaAVnd1nQdqbx3-w6boP8CGmYlDuLYVM4VgOA2QQyIc

*Survey for Band Administrators: A First Nations Navigation Tool of Government of Canada Programs and Services*

Knowledge is power! Sharing knowledge is leadership!

Are you a Band Administrator? We need your help building a tool for Band Administrators to better understand and be aware of Government of Canada programs and services for First Nations! And you could win a $100 Visa Gift Card or free FNPSS training for participating!

Complete the survey by Friday, January 29, 2021 to be entered to win a $100 VISA gift card. We thank you in advance for participating.

For more information and to complete this short survey, please visit: fnps.ca/survey-for-band-administrators-we-need-you!
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*Survey for Band Administrators: A First Nations Navigation Tool of Government of Canada Programs and Services*

Knowledge is power! Sharing knowledge is leadership!

Are you a Band Administrator? We need your help building a tool for Band Administrators to better understand and be aware of Government of Canada programs and services for First Nations! And you could win a $100 Visa Gift Card or free FNPSS training for participating!

Complete the survey by Friday, January 29, 2021 to be entered to win a $100 VISA gift card. We thank you in advance for participating.

For more information and to complete this short survey, please visit: https://fnps.ca/survey-for-band-administrators-we-need-you!

*Event announcement for federal government public servants!*

Reverse Townhall: How to Best Engage and Consult with First Nations During COVID-19

Date: January 28
Time: 12:00pm - 12:45pm PST
Price: Free

What is a ‘Reverse Townhall'?:
The federal government hosts ‘Townhalls’ regularly, where government public servants share new program and funding information with First Nations. A ‘Reverse Townhall’ flips the event around, where First Nations share invaluable insights, context and stories with government public servants.

Who Should Attend?
Federal Government public servants.

Description
First Nations communities are in the midst of a second wave of the pandemic, which is hitting them harder than the first wave last spring. Yet, federal government public servants are faced with the mandate to continue to engage and consult on a variety of programs, policies, and initiatives. Hear from two representatives, Chief Christopher Derickson from the Westbank First Nation, and Collette Sunday, Band Administrator and member of the Upper Nicola Band, who will share what the current realities are on the ground for First Nations, and learn about some best practices and respectful approaches to consult and engage in meaningful discussions and initiatives.

Register now: bit.ly/364uw4u

*This is a joint FNPSS - BCFC Secretariat event under the Strengthening Public Service Institutions Initiative.*
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*Event announcement for federal government public servants!*

Reverse Townhall: How to Best Engage and Consult with First Nations During COVID-19

Date: January 28
Time: 12:00pm - 12:45pm PST
Price: Free

What is a ‘Reverse Townhall?:
The federal government hosts ‘Townhalls’ regularly, where government public servants share new program and funding information with First Nations. A ‘Reverse Townhall’ flips the event around, where First Nations share invaluable insights, context and stories with government public servants.

Who Should Attend?
Federal Government public servants.

Description
First Nations communities are in the midst of a second wave of the pandemic, which is hitting them harder than the first wave last spring. Yet, federal government public servants are faced with the mandate to continue to engage and consult on a variety of programs, policies, and initiatives. Hear from two representatives, Chief Christopher Derickson from the Westbank First Nation, and Collette Sunday, Band Administrator and member of the Upper Nicola Band, who will share what the current realities are on the ground for First Nations, and learn about some best practices and respectful approaches to consult and engage in meaningful discussions and initiatives.

Register now: bit.ly/364uw4u

*This is a joint FNPSS - BCFC Secretariat event under the Strengthening Public Service Institutions Initiative.*

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Are you a federal government public servant? Join the BCFC & FNPSS this Thursday, January 28th, at 12:00pm for our newest Reverse Townhall: How to Best Engage and Consult with First Nations During COVID-19.

Link to register is available in our bio.

Description: First Nations communities are in the midst of a second wave of the pandemic, which is hitting them harder than the first wave last spring. Yet federal government public servants are faced with the mandate to continue to engage and consult on a variety of programs, policies and initiatives. Hear from Chief Christopher Derickson and Collette Sunday, who will share what the current realities are on the ground for First Nations, and learn about some best practices and respectful approaches to consult and engage in meaningful discussions and initiatives.

#FNPSS #BCFC #townhall #registernow #publicservice #FirstNations
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*Survey for Band Administrators: A First Nations Navigation Tool of Government of Canada Programs and Services*

Knowledge is power! Sharing knowledge is leadership!
Are you a Band Administrator? We need your help building a tool for Band Administrators to better understand and be aware of Government of Canada programs and services for First Nations! And you could win a $100 Visa Gift Card or free FNPSS training for participating!

Complete the survey by Friday, January 29, 2021 to be entered to win a $100 VISA gift card. We thank you in advance for participating.

To complete the short, mobile-friendly, survey, please find the link in our bio or on our website under "Events - News".

#survey #tool #fnpss #WeNeedYou #BCFirstNations
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Announcement: *Speaker Added!*
Wednesday, January 20th
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

COVID-19 Vaccination – The Realities of Community Roll-Out

As COVID-19 vaccines become available in British Columbia, remote First Nations are among the first to receive doses for their community members. Join Chief Kevin Peacey from Klahoose First Nation, Mariah Charleson from Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council, Feddie Louie from Tahltan Band Council, and Dr. Nel Wieman from the First Nations Health Authority as they share stories about what has worked, what has been challenging, and what they have learned during the implementation process.

Registration link is located in our 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. For further information, please contact mentorship@fnps.ca.

#webinarwednesdays
#joinus #registernow #fnpss #firstnation #webinar #virtual
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Register now to reserve your spot in the upcoming Human Resources Management MTA Webinar Series!

Who Should Attend? BC First Nation Leaders, Band Administrators, and Managers.

This Management Training Academy on Human Resources Management will be delivered once a week over a 3 week period. Day 1 will cover HR foundational topics including Strategic HR Planning and Succession Planning that provides formal processes for building capacity to meet current and future human resource needs. Day 2 will focus on the legal aspects of HR, including the day-to-day legal obligations as an employer, as well as recent changes to legislation due to COVID-19, followed by a talk on promoting health and wellness among staff during the pandemic. Lastly, day 3 will cover the importance of establishing and maintaining effective workplace relationships and managing performance effectively.
Facilitators: Robin Henry, Two Eagles HR Consulting

Dates:
January 27
February 3
February 10
Time: 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM (each day)
Price: $185 (includes all three half-day sessions)

Register now! (link in bio)
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FNPSS Webinar Wednesdays
Wednesday, January 20th
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

COVID-19 Vaccination – The Realities of Community Roll-Out

As COVID-19 vaccines become available in British Columbia, remote First Nations are among the first to receive doses for their community members. Join Chief Kevin Peacey from Klahoose First Nation, Feddie Louie from Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council, and Mariah Charleson from Tahltan Band Council as they share stories around what has worked, what has been challenging, and what they have learned during the implementation process.

Registration Link: (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. For further information, please contact mentorship@fnps.ca

#webinarwednesdays
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FNPSS is pleased to announce the opening of registration for the Management Training Academy Webinar Series!

Human Resources Management

Who Should Attend? BC First Nation Leaders, Band Administrators, and Managers.

This Management Training Academy on Human Resources Management will be delivered once a week over a 3 week period. Day 1 will cover HR foundational topics including Strategic HR Planning and Succession Planning that provides formal processes for building capacity to meet current and future human resource needs. Day 2 will focus on the legal aspects of HR, including the day-to-day legal obligations as an employer, as well as recent changes to legislation due to COVID-19, followed by a talk on promoting health and wellness among staff during the pandemic. Lastly, day 3 will cover the importance of establishing and maintaining effective workplace relationships and managing performance effectively.

Facilitators: Robin Henry, Two Eagles HR Consulting

Dates:
January 27
February 3
February 10

Time: 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM (each day)

Price: $185 (includes all three half-day sessions)

Register now: (link in bio)
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FNPSS is pleased to announce the opening of registration for the next two Management Training Academy Webinar Series!

Records and Information Management

Who Should Attend? BC First Nation Leaders, Band Administrators, and Managers.

The RIM MTA will provide participants with an overview of the fundamentals of records and information management (RIM) and why RIM is crucial to your operational success. Day 2 session will show you how to file and classify records, and Day 3 will give you the tools you need to start your RIM program on any budget. Sessions will include networking opportunities, interactive workshops and take-home templates and resources.

Facilitators: Adrienne Morrison, Ken Oldenburger

Date/Time:
February 23 – 9:00 AM-12:00PM (Tuesday)
February 25 – 1:00 PM-4:00 PM (Thursday)
March 2 – 9:00 AM-12:00 PM (Tuesday)

Price: $185 (includes all three half-day sessions)

Register now: (link in bio)
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FNPSS Holiday Webinar: Raising Our Hands

Featuring a live performance from the award-winning Mohawk blues musician Murray Porter!

The First Nations Public Service Secretariat (FNPSS) invites you to a join us for an hour of festive cheer to celebrate the strength and resilience of all of the amazing people and organizations that have been part of our collective journey in 2020. Join us as we reminisce, review achievements, acknowledge supporters, and wish our best to our two new scholarship recipients, all while enjoying live music by Murray Porter and drawing for some great prizes. We look forward to seeing you on December 15th!

When: December 15, 2020 1:30 - 2:30 PM (PST)

Register now!: (link in bio)

While the event is free to attend, we encourage you to make a donation to the First Nations Public Service Scholarship endowment fund at https://www.vancouverfoundation.ca/lgmabc (see 'Donate' button at the bottom of this page). This fund supports professional development training for First Nation individuals working in a BC Band Administration or Band Office.
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FNPSS Holiday Webinar: Raising Our Hands

The First Nations Public Service Secretariat (FNPSS) invites you to a join us for an hour of festive cheer to celebrate the strength and resilience of all of the amazing people and organizations that have been part of our collective journey in 2020. Join us as we reminisce, review achievements, acknowledge supporters, and wish our best to our two new scholarship recipients, all while enjoying live music by Murray Porter and drawing for some great prizes. We look forward to seeing you on December 15th!

When: December 15, 2020 1:30 - 2:30 PM (PST)

Register now: (link in bio)

While the event is free to attend, we encourage you to make a donation to the First Nations Public Service Scholarship endowment fund at https://www.vancouverfoundation.ca/lgmabc (see 'Donate' button at the bottom of this page). This fund supports professional development training for First Nation individuals working in a BC Band Administration or Band Office.
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