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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.

The First Nations Public Service Secretariat (FNPSS) supports BC First Nation communities and organizations across the core public service sectors as they pursue excellence in their own governments and administrations.

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News & Featured Events

BC First Nations Public Service Scholarship – Applications Open until Sept 30

July 11, 2021

Applications are now open!Deadline: September 30, 2021 This scholarship aims to provide support for Indigenous professionals to access training related to the administration or management of public services in their…

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Info Mgmt Toolkit RFP – July 26 deadline

July 5, 2021

If you are a records and information management expert and have a passion for records and information systems in First Nations administrations, then we want to work with you! FNPSS…

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Photo Contest Extended Deadline: Wednesday, July 14

July 5, 2021

FNPSS invites you to submit your best photos of your community and territory for the chance to be featured in the FNPSS Accomplishment Report. This has been an extraordinarily challenging…

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Upcoming Events

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“The panel of speakers, both were very knowledgeable and provided great information.”

Participant at Reopening Offices and Returning to Work

“First Nations sharing their experience with other First Nations.”

Participant at Continuing Capital Projects During COVID-19

“Hearing about the achievements and challenges of FN communities when facing COVID-19.”

Participant at Outbreak! Lessons Learned from BC First Nations

“Speakers from the communities with their experience, leadership and messages to help our nation prepare for all emergencies.”

Participant at Outbreak! Lessons Learned from BC First Nations

“The people who were panelists were very thorough and used real life experiences to answer the questions.”

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Are you a First Nations Youth aged 18-29 living in #BC who is interested in education/ a career in public administration & governance? #FNPSS wants you for our new #YouthNetwork!

For more info, click the image below or visit https://t.co/LW1US3r3YJ.

#BCFirstNations #Youth

The @fnpublicservice is hosting a First Nations Data Governance Strategy Summer Knowledge-Sharing Series. The first of three sessions is happening on August 4th from 10:30-12:00pm PDT! Check out the link for more information & to register https://t.co/D41qOojPGS

#RegisterNow for the first of 3 summer First Nations Data Governance Strategy Knowledge-Sharing Sessions: “Indigenous Data Sovereignty and DRIPA: Asserting Data and Intellectual Property Ownership”
Date: Aug 4, 2021
Time: 10:30am – 12:00pm PDT
More info: https://t.co/dJfADulE9o

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Are you a First Nations youth aged 18-29 living in #BC who is interested in education and/or a career in public administration and governance? #FNPSS wants you!

We are currently seeking First Nations youth to be a part of the new FNPSS #YouthNetwork. As a part of this Network, members will meet virtually to learn about FNPSS’ offerings and provide feedback, brainstorm new ideas, exchange best practices, share tools and resources, and connect with other similar First Nations youth from across BC who are working in / are interested in working in public administration. Ultimately, as this group will be organized through a ‘by youth- for youth’ model, the Youth Network’s framework, organization, and activities will be determined by its members.

If you or someone you know is interested in being a part of the FNPSS Youth Network, please contact us at info@fnps.ca. No experience working in public administration is required.

For more information about the Youth Network, and FNPSS’ other current youth engagement projects and internship opportunities, please visit our website at www.fnps.ca/youth.

#BCFirstNations #FirstNationsYouth #Engagement
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Are you a First Nations youth aged 18-29 living in #BC who is interested in education and/or a career in public administration and governance? #FNPSS wants you!
 
We are currently seeking First Nations youth to be a part of the new FNPSS #YouthNetwork. As a part of this Network, members will meet virtually to learn about FNPSS’ offerings and provide feedback, brainstorm new ideas, exchange best practices, share tools and resources, and connect with other similar First Nations youth from across BC who are working in / are interested in working in public administration. Ultimately, as this group will be organized through a ‘by youth- for youth’ model, the Youth Network’s framework, organization, and activities will be determined by its members.
 
If you or someone you know is interested in being a part of the FNPSS Youth Network, please contact us at info@fnps.ca. No experience working in public administration is required. 

For more information about the Youth Network, and FNPSS’ other current youth engagement projects and internship opportunities, please visit our website at www.fnps.ca/youth.
 
#BCFirstNations #FirstNationsYouth #Engagement

This is a reminder to register now for the first of three summer First Nations Data Governance Strategy (FNDGS) Knowledge-Sharing Sessions hosted by #FNPSS!

This series, organized by the First Nations Information Governance Centre (FNIGC) and the BC First Nations Data Governance Initiative (BCFNDGI), is being held to begin assisting BC First Nations Governments in building capacity in data governance and information management.

Session 1 – Indigenous Data Sovereignty and DRIPA: Asserting Data and Intellectual Property Ownership
Date: August 4, 2021
Time: 10:30am – 12:00pm PDT

Description: The United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) acknowledges that Indigenous peoples have rights related to intellectual property and identity. This session will provide participants with practical examples of how First Nations Governments can assert ownership over their Nation’s intellectual property (ie. language, stories, songs, practices) and identity.

For more information on all three summer knowledge-sharing sessions, and to register, please visit our website: fnps.ca/bcfndgs-engagement-sessions/
#RegisterNow #BCFirstNations #KnowledgeSharingRegister now for the first of three summer First Nations Data Governance Strategy (FNDGS) Knowledge-Sharing Sessions hosted by #FNPSS. This series, organized by the First Nations Information Governance Centre (FNIGC) and the BC First Nations Data Governance Initiative (BCFNDGI), is being held to begin assisting BC First Nations Governments in building capacity in data governance and information management.

Session 1 – Indigenous Data Sovereignty and DRIPA: Asserting Data and Intellectual Property Ownership
Date: August 4, 2021
Time: 10:30am – 12:00pm PDT

Description: The United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) acknowledges that Indigenous peoples have rights related to intellectual property and identity. This session will provide participants with practical examples of how First Nations Governments can assert ownership over their Nation’s intellectual property (ie. language, stories, songs, practices) and identity.

For more information on all three summer knowledge-sharing sessions, and to register, please visit our website: fnps.ca/bcfndgs-engagement-sessions/

#RegisterNow #BCFirstNations #KnowledgeSharing
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This is a reminder to register now for the first of three summer First Nations Data Governance Strategy (FNDGS) Knowledge-Sharing Sessions hosted by #FNPSS!

This series, organized by the First Nations Information Governance Centre (FNIGC) and the BC First Nations Data Governance Initiative (BCFNDGI), is being held to begin assisting BC First Nations Governments in building capacity in data governance and information management.

Session 1 – Indigenous Data Sovereignty and DRIPA: Asserting Data and Intellectual Property Ownership
Date: August 4, 2021
Time: 10:30am – 12:00pm PDT

Description: The United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) acknowledges that Indigenous peoples have rights related to intellectual property and identity. This session will provide participants with practical examples of how First Nations Governments can assert ownership over their Nation’s intellectual property (ie. language, stories, songs, practices) and identity.

For more information on all three summer knowledge-sharing sessions, and to register, please visit our website: https://fnps.ca/bcfndgs-engagement-sessions/
#RegisterNow #BCFirstNations #KnowledgeSharing

Register now for the first of three summer First Nations Data Governance Strategy (FNDGS) Knowledge-Sharing Sessions hosted by #FNPSS. This series, organized by the First Nations Information Governance Centre (FNIGC) and the BC First Nations Data Governance Initiative (BCFNDGI), is being held to begin assisting BC First Nations Governments in building capacity in data governance and information management.

Session 1 – Indigenous Data Sovereignty and DRIPA: Asserting Data and Intellectual Property Ownership
Date: August 4, 2021
Time: 10:30am – 12:00pm PDT

Description: The United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) acknowledges that Indigenous peoples have rights related to intellectual property and identity. This session will provide participants with practical examples of how First Nations Governments can assert ownership over their Nation’s intellectual property (ie. language, stories, songs, practices) and identity.

For more information on all three summer knowledge-sharing sessions, and to register, please visit our website: fnps.ca/bcfndgs-engagement-sessions/

#RegisterNow #BCFirstNations #KnowledgeSharing
... See MoreSee Less

Register now for the first of three summer First Nations Data Governance Strategy (FNDGS) Knowledge-Sharing Sessions hosted by #FNPSS. This series, organized by the First Nations Information Governance Centre (FNIGC) and the BC First Nations Data Governance Initiative (BCFNDGI), is being held to begin assisting BC First Nations Governments in building capacity in data governance and information management.
 
Session 1 – Indigenous Data Sovereignty and DRIPA: Asserting Data and Intellectual Property Ownership
Date: August 4, 2021
Time: 10:30am – 12:00pm PDT
 
Description: The United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) acknowledges that Indigenous peoples have rights related to intellectual property and identity. This session will provide participants with practical examples of how First Nations Governments can assert ownership over their Nation’s intellectual property (ie. language, stories, songs, practices) and identity.
 
For more information on all three summer knowledge-sharing sessions, and to register, please visit our website: https://fnps.ca/bcfndgs-engagement-sessions/
 
#RegisterNow #BCFirstNations #KnowledgeSharing

***Extended Deadline: Wednesday, July 14th***

FNPSS invites you to submit your best photos of your community and territory for the chance to be featured in the FNPSS Accomplishment report. This has been an extraordinarily challenging year, and we want to recognize and celebrate in our report the strength and resilience of our people. We would be honoured if you could share some moments of joy and hope you’ve found in your own communities, territories, and homes.

The winning images will be rewarded with gift cards! The selected images will appear in the FNPSS report and will be widely distributed, they will also be highlighted on the FNPSS website and social media platforms.

The contest is open to everyone. You can submit up to five (5) entries.

You must own the rights to the image, and allow them to be used by FNPSS in our publications, both print and other media.
If the photos contain people, please ensure you have their permission to share. FNPSS may request written permission be submitted from all pictured individuals before awarding prizes.
Digital image files should be TIFFs, JPGs, or PNG.
Provide a caption for each image. For example: (Subject/ Location). Photo: (Full Name and Community)

Submit photo entries to hdesharnais@fnps.ca

Important Dates

Submission deadline: July 14th, 2021

If you have any questions, please contact hdesharnais@fnps.ca
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***Extended Deadline: Wednesday, July 14th***
 
FNPSS invites you to submit your best photos of your community and territory for the chance to be featured in the FNPSS Accomplishment report. This has been an extraordinarily challenging year, and we want to recognize and celebrate in our report the strength and resilience of our people. We would be honoured if you could share some moments of joy and hope you’ve found in your own communities, territories, and homes.
 
The winning images will be rewarded with gift cards! The selected images will appear in the FNPSS report and will be widely distributed, they will also be highlighted on the FNPSS website and social media platforms.
 
The contest is open to everyone. You can submit up to five (5) entries.
 
You must own the rights to the image, and allow them to be used by FNPSS in our publications, both print and other media.
If the photos contain people, please ensure you have their permission to share. FNPSS may request written permission be submitted from all pictured individuals before awarding prizes.
Digital image files should be TIFFs, JPGs, or PNG.
Provide a caption for each image. For example: (Subject/ Location). Photo: (Full Name and Community)
 
Submit photo entries to hdesharnais@fnps.ca
 
Important Dates
 
Submission deadline: July 14th, 2021
 
If you have any questions, please contact hdesharnais@fnps.ca
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