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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

FNPSS IS HIRING!

By FNPSS | November 17, 2020

Join a small team with big ideas! Gain valuable experience working with senior leaders in all levels of government. We…

FMB Webinar: Plan Your First Nations’ Financial Future (November 25, 2020)

By FNPSS | November 12, 2020

Hear from First Nations leaders as they share their success stories of implementing strong economic and social development plans. Discover…

FNPSS July Newsletter

By FNPSS | July 29, 2020

FNPSS June/ July Newsletter

By FNPSS | July 29, 2020

Youth Roundtable – Strategic Planning Session

By FNPSS | July 20, 2020

On August 6th, 2020 the First Nations Public Service Secretariat (FNPSS) will host a virtual roundtable event for youth leaders…

Pacific Aboriginal Network (PAN) – By Being Born

By FNPSS | July 14, 2020

FNPSS would like to share a compilation of personal stories describing the hurt Indigenous individuals have felt in experiencing racism…

COVID-19 *New Information Posted*

By FNPSS | June 8, 2020

FNPSS Newsletter May 28

By FNPSS | June 2, 2020

FNPSS Newsletter April 7

By FNPSS | April 11, 2020

FNPSS Newsletter June 27

By FNPSS | June 27, 2019

Featured Events

FNPSS IS HIRING!

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FNPSS Webinars

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

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FMB Webinar: Plan Your First Nations’ Financial Future (November 25, 2020)

Hear from First Nations leaders as they share their success stories of implementing strong economic…

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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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FNPSS is hiring! The deadline to apply is Tuesday, December 1st.

Positions:
- Project Officers (full time)
- Program Assistant (full time)

For more information on the positions and application instructions please visit our website: https://t.co/tcs6NOSyg5

Register now to secure your spot in Monday morning's wellness session!

November 30th - "Getting Centered in Big Stress Pandemic Times"
8:30-9:00 AM (PST)

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To learn more or to register for other sessions, visit: https://t.co/TIGZcQHuVs

Start your week off right with some wellness!

November 30th - "Getting Centered in Big Stress Pandemic Times"
8:30-9:00 AM (PST)

Register:https://t.co/9q41HEJR4A

To learn more or register for our other Mindful Monday sessions, visit: https://t.co/TIGZcQHuVs

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FNPSS is hiring! The deadline to apply is Tuesday, December 1st.

Join a small team with big ideas! Gain valuable experience working with senior leaders in all levels of government. We focus on learning and professional development to support our staff and are looking for enthusiastic team members with drive and passion. Looking to hire ASAP!

Positions:
- Project Officers (full time)
- Program Assistant (full time)

For more information on the positions and application instructions please visit our website: fnps.ca/fnpss-is-hiring
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FNPSS is hiring! The deadline to apply is Tuesday, December 1st.

Join a small team with big ideas! Gain valuable experience working with senior leaders in all levels of government. We focus on learning and professional development to support our staff and are looking for enthusiastic team members with drive and passion. Looking to hire ASAP!

Positions:
- Project Officers (full time)
- Program Assistant (full time)

For more information on the positions and application instructions please visit our website: https://fnps.ca/fnpss-is-hiring

Register now to secure your spot in Monday morning's wellness session!

Join Sandra Harris for a 30-minute Monday morning wellness check-in. Sandra’s calm voice and powerful techniques will help start your week off right. Sessions are open to anyone looking for support and grounding during these trying times.

November 30th - "Getting Centered in Big Stress Pandemic Times"
8:30-9:00 AM (PST)

This session will focus on:

- Our Collective History
- Disease, Rules and Trust: Finding our Strength and Resilience
- How we React to Stress: Our Animal Helpers
- Grounding Exercises: Connection is Medicine

Register:
us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0rdO6urTIsHdQWEOvFvi5-6WLYivlqSJvk

Wii Esdes or Sandra A. Martin Harris, is from the Wet’suwet’en Nation of the Laksilyu, Little Frog Clan, and is a member of the Witset First Nation. Sandra is an Indigenous Focusing Complex Trauma (IFOT) practitioner working with health, social justice, and frontline workers. This work helps her share teachings about inter-generational trauma, grief and loss, using a body-centered and land-based approach.

To learn more or register for our other Mindful Monday sessions, visit: fnps.ca/webinars

#FirstNations #wellness
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Register now to secure your spot in Monday mornings wellness session! 

Join Sandra Harris for a 30-minute Monday morning wellness check-in. Sandra’s calm voice and powerful techniques will help start your week off right. Sessions are open to anyone looking for support and grounding during these trying times.

November 30th - Getting Centered in Big Stress Pandemic Times
8:30-9:00 AM (PST)

This session will focus on:

- Our Collective History
- Disease, Rules and Trust: Finding our Strength and Resilience
- How we React to Stress: Our Animal Helpers
- Grounding Exercises: Connection is Medicine

Register: 
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0rdO6urTIsHdQWEOvFvi5-6WLYivlqSJvk

Wii Esdes or Sandra A. Martin Harris, is from the Wet’suwet’en Nation of the Laksilyu, Little Frog Clan, and is a member of the Witset First Nation. Sandra is an Indigenous Focusing Complex Trauma (IFOT) practitioner working with health, social justice, and frontline workers. This work helps her share teachings about inter-generational trauma, grief and loss, using a body-centered and land-based approach.

To learn more or register for our other Mindful Monday sessions, visit: https://fnps.ca/webinars

#FirstNations #wellness

Start your week off right with some wellness!

Join Sandra Harris for a 30-minute Monday morning wellness check-in. Sandra’s calm voice and powerful techniques will help start your week off right. Sessions are open to anyone looking for support and grounding during these trying times.

November 30th - "Getting Centered in Big Stress Pandemic Times"
8:30-9:00 AM (PST)

This session will focus on:

- Our Collective History
- Disease, Rules and Trust: Finding our Strength and Resilience
- How we React to Stress: Our Animal Helpers
- Grounding Exercises: Connection is Medicine

Register:
us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0rdO6urTIsHdQWEOvFvi5-6WLYivlqSJvk

Wii Esdes or Sandra A. Martin Harris, is from the Wet’suwet’en Nation of the Laksilyu, Little Frog Clan, and is a member of the Witset First Nation. Sandra is an Indigenous Focusing Complex Trauma (IFOT) practitioner working with health, social justice, and frontline workers. This work helps her share teachings about inter-generational trauma, grief and loss, using a body-centered and land-based approach.

To learn more or register for our other Mindful Monday sessions, visit: fnps.ca/webinars

#FirstNations #wellness
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Start your week off right with some wellness!

Join Sandra Harris for a 30-minute Monday morning wellness check-in. Sandra’s calm voice and powerful techniques will help start your week off right. Sessions are open to anyone looking for support and grounding during these trying times.

November 30th - Getting Centered in Big Stress Pandemic Times
8:30-9:00 AM (PST)

This session will focus on:

- Our Collective History
- Disease, Rules and Trust: Finding our Strength and Resilience
- How we React to Stress: Our Animal Helpers
- Grounding Exercises: Connection is Medicine

Register: 
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0rdO6urTIsHdQWEOvFvi5-6WLYivlqSJvk

Wii Esdes or Sandra A. Martin Harris, is from the Wet’suwet’en Nation of the Laksilyu, Little Frog Clan, and is a member of the Witset First Nation. Sandra is an Indigenous Focusing Complex Trauma (IFOT) practitioner working with health, social justice, and frontline workers. This work helps her share teachings about inter-generational trauma, grief and loss, using a body-centered and land-based approach.

To learn more or register for our other Mindful Monday sessions, visit: https://fnps.ca/webinars

#FirstNations #wellness

Federal Government Employees - Interchange Opportunity!

Are you interested in a growth position, geared to your learning and career development needs? Do you want to be part of an innovative initiative to build positive relationships and capacity in First Nation and government public service? Are you enthusiastic, driven, and passionate? Join our team!

We are looking for a Full-Time PM05 (or equivalent) BC-based, Indigenous, Government of Canada public servant to join our First Nations Public Service Secretariat (FNPSS) team on an Interchange term.

As a member of the FNPSS team, the Advisor, Intergovernmental Relations will contribute on behalf of FNPSS and BC First Nations to the development and implementation of joint projects with Federal Government Departments and Agencies in BC Region to:

- support capacity building in First Nations, First Nation organizations and institutions, and promote Indigenous awareness and reconciliation in the federal public service;
- provide analysis and advice on strategies for engagement with the federal government to FNPSS and BC First Nations and organizations, and support intergovernmental coordination initiatives; and,
- other activities in support of strengthening First Nations governance and intergovernmental relations.

Deadline to apply: December 4, 2020

For more information on the position and application instructions please visit our website: fnps.ca/fnpss-is-hiring or view a downloadable version of the instructions here: fnps.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/FNPSS-Job-Poster-Advisor-IGR.pdf
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Federal Government Employees - Interchange Opportunity!

Are you interested in a growth position, geared to your learning and career development needs? Do you want to be part of an innovative initiative to build positive relationships and capacity in First Nation and government public service? Are you enthusiastic, driven, and passionate? Join our team!

We are looking for a Full-Time PM05 (or equivalent) BC-based, Indigenous, Government of Canada public servant to join our First Nations Public Service Secretariat (FNPSS) team on an Interchange term.

As a member of the FNPSS team, the Advisor, Intergovernmental Relations will contribute on behalf of FNPSS and BC First Nations to the development and implementation of joint projects with Federal Government Departments and Agencies in BC Region to:

- support capacity building in First Nations, First Nation organizations and institutions, and promote Indigenous awareness and reconciliation in the federal public service;
- provide analysis and advice on strategies for engagement with the federal government to FNPSS and BC First Nations and organizations, and support intergovernmental coordination initiatives; and,
- other activities in support of strengthening First Nations governance and intergovernmental relations.

Deadline to apply: December 4, 2020

For more information on the position and application instructions please visit our website: https://fnps.ca/fnpss-is-hiring or view a downloadable version of the instructions here: https://secureservercdn.net/198.71.233.204/15f.472.myftpupload.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/FNPSS-Job-Poster-Advisor-IGR.pdf

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Register now to secure your spot in Monday's wellness session!

Join Sandra Harris for a 30-minute Monday morning wellness check-in. Sandra’s calm voice and powerful techniques will help start your week off right. This session is open to anyone looking for support and grounding during these trying times.

Date: Monday, November 23rd
Time: 8:30-9:00AM (PST)

"Connection to Life, Land, and the Sacred "

In this first of four sessions, Sandra will focus on:
- Grounding: Getting settled in
- Collective Agreement: Being Together in this Space
- If I Were Water or a Tree Check-In
- Introduction to Body-Centered /Land-Based Modalities
- Felt Sense Experiences & Connect & Protect

Register: us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYud-uhpjgpG9bzy4UvmXVXduTJ3rDwYw5N?fbclid=IwAR0leuO2F3l2bU0R4a...

Wii Esdes or Sandra A. Martin Harris, is from the Wet’suwet’en Nation of the Laksilyu, Little Frog Clan, and is a member of the Witset First Nation. Sandra is an Indigenous Focusing Complex Trauma (IFOT) practitioner working with health, social justice, and frontline workers. This work helps her share teachings about inter-generational trauma, grief and loss, using a body-centered and land-based approach.

To learn more or register for our other Mindful Monday sessions, visit: fnps.ca/webinars
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Register now to secure your spot in Mondays wellness session!  

Join Sandra Harris for a 30-minute Monday morning wellness check-in. Sandra’s calm voice and powerful techniques will help start your week off right. This session is open to anyone looking for support and grounding during these trying times.

Date: Monday, November 23rd 
Time: 8:30-9:00AM (PST)

Connection to Life, Land, and the Sacred 

In this first of four sessions, Sandra will focus on:
- Grounding: Getting settled in
- Collective Agreement: Being Together in this Space
- If I Were Water or a Tree Check-In
- Introduction to Body-Centered /Land-Based Modalities
- Felt Sense Experiences & Connect & Protect

Register: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYud-uhpjgpG9bzy4UvmXVXduTJ3rDwYw5N?fbclid=IwAR0leuO2F3l2bU0R4aEoNxDxCa-GIB5jqAH3mshHp1RAmMrFDl3gRC-e1Yo

Wii Esdes or Sandra A. Martin Harris, is from the Wet’suwet’en Nation of the Laksilyu, Little Frog Clan, and is a member of the Witset First Nation. Sandra is an Indigenous Focusing Complex Trauma (IFOT) practitioner working with health, social justice, and frontline workers. This work helps her share teachings about inter-generational trauma, grief and loss, using a body-centered and land-based approach.

To learn more or register for our other Mindful Monday sessions, visit: https://fnps.ca/webinars

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Start your week off right with some wellness!

Join Sandra Harris for a 30-minute Monday morning wellness check-in. Sandra’s calm voice and powerful techniques will help start your week off right. Sessions are open to anyone looking for support and grounding during these trying times.

November 30th - "Getting Centered in Big Stress Pandemic Times"
8:30-9:00 AM (PST)

This session will focus on:

- Our Collective History
- Disease, Rules and Trust: Finding our Strength and Resilience
- How we React to Stress: Our Animal Helpers
- Grounding Exercises: Connection is Medicine

Register now! (link in bio)

Wii Esdes or Sandra A. Martin Harris, is from the Wet’suwet’en Nation of the Laksilyu, Little Frog Clan, and is a member of the Witset First Nation. Sandra is an Indigenous Focusing Complex Trauma (IFOT) practitioner working with health, social justice, and frontline workers. This work helps her share teachings about inter-generational trauma, grief and loss, using a body-centered and land-based approach.

To learn more or register for our other Mindful Monday sessions, visit our website (link in bio)

#FirstNations #wellness
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Federal Government Employees - Interchange Opportunity!

Are you interested in a growth position, geared to your learning and career development needs? Do you want to be part of an innovative initiative to build positive relationships and capacity in First Nation and government public service? Are you enthusiastic, driven, and passionate? Join our team!

We are looking for a Full-Time PM05 (or equivalent) BC-based, Indigenous, Government of Canada public servant to join our First Nations Public Service Secretariat (FNPSS) team on an Interchange term.

As a member of the FNPSS team, the Advisor, Intergovernmental Relations will contribute on behalf of FNPSS and BC First Nations to the development and implementation of joint projects with Federal Government Departments and Agencies in BC Region to:

- support capacity building in First Nations, First Nation organizations and institutions, and promote Indigenous awareness and reconciliation in the federal public service;
- provide analysis and advice on strategies for engagement with the federal government to FNPSS and BC First Nations and organizations, and support intergovernmental coordination initiatives; and,
- other activities in support of strengthening First Nations governance and intergovernmental relations.

Deadline to apply: December 4, 2020

For more information on the position and application instructions please visit our website: (link in bio)
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Register now to secure your spot in Monday's wellness session!

Join Sandra Harris for a 30-minute Monday morning wellness check-in. Sandra’s calm voice and powerful techniques will help start your week off right. This session is open to anyone looking for support and grounding during these trying times.

Date: Monday, November 23rd
Time: 8:30-9:00AM (PST)

"Connection to Life, Land, and the Sacred "

In this first of four sessions, Sandra will focus on:
- Grounding: Getting settled in
- Collective Agreement: Being Together in this Space
- If I Were Water or a Tree Check-In
- Introduction to Body-Centered /Land-Based Modalities
- Felt Sense Experiences & Connect & Protect

Register: (link in bio)


Wii Esdes or Sandra A. Martin Harris, is from the Wet’suwet’en Nation of the Laksilyu, Little Frog Clan, and is a member of the Witset First Nation. Sandra is an Indigenous Focusing Complex Trauma (IFOT) practitioner working with health, social justice, and frontline workers. This work helps her share teachings about inter-generational trauma, grief and loss, using a body-centered and land-based approach.

To learn more or register for our other Mindful Monday sessions, visit our website (link in bio)
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Mindful Mondays - 8:30-9:00am PST
Start your week off right with some wellness!

Join Sandra Harris for a 30-minute Monday morning wellness check-in. Sandra’s calm voice and powerful techniques will help start your week off right. Sessions are open to anyone looking for support and grounding during these trying times.

Wii Esdes or Sandra A. Martin Harris, is from the Wet’suwet’en Nation of the Laksilyu, Little Frog Clan, and is a member of the Witset First Nation. Sandra is an Indigenous Focusing Complex Trauma (IFOT) practitioner working with health, social justice, and frontline workers. This work helps her share teachings about inter-generational trauma, grief and loss, using a body-centered and land-based approach.

November 23rd - "Connection to Life, Land, and the Sacred "

In this first of four sessions, Sandra will focus on:
- Grounding: Getting settled in
- Collective Agreement: Being Together in this Space
- If I Were Water or a Tree Check-In
- Introduction to Body-Centered /Land-Based Modalities
- Felt Sense Experiences & Connect & Protect

November 30th - "Getting Centered in Big Stress Pandemic Times"

This session will focus on:
- Getting Settled; Collective Agreement; Connect and Protect
- Our Collective History
- Disease, Rules and Trust: Finding our Strength and Resilience
- How we react to Stress: Our animal Helpers
- Grounding Exercises: Connection is Medicine

December 7th - "Transforming our Ways - What can Help?"

This session will focus on:
- Grounding: Getting settled in
- Lots of Stress in the Air
- Holding each other Up: Our Family, Friends, Children, and Community
- Setting Down One Thing

December 14th - "Tsalik: Squirrel Mind - Too Much Worry and Anxiety"

This session will focus on:
- Grounding: Getting settled in
- Body responses: Being in relations with Tsalik
- Decolonizing: Wellness or Oneness
- Connection is Medicine

To register for any of the sessions, visit the links in our bio. If you have any questions please email mentorship@fnps.ca
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FNPSS is hiring!

Join a small team with big ideas! Gain valuable experience working with senior leaders in all levels of government. We focus on learning and professional development to support our staff and are looking for enthusiastic team members with drive and passion. Looking to hire ASAP!

Positions:
- Project Officers (full time)
- Program Assistant (full time)

For more information on the positions and application instructions please visit our website (link in bio)

If you have any further questions, please email us at info@fnps.ca
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Policy Development - MTA Webinar Series

We are pleased to announce FNPSS will be delivering our Management Training Academies (MTA) as a Webinar Series.

The first MTA series will focus on Policy Development, with 3 half-day webinar workshops via Zoom on the following dates/times:

November 25th 1:00 pm-430 pm
December 2nd 1:00 pm-4:30 pm
December 9th 1:00 pm-4:30 pm

Cost: $185 for all three training days (full series)

REGISTER NOW! (link in bio)

And watch for our announcement of MTA webinar series on Human Resources Management and Records and Information Management soon!
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Did you miss this week's ICSF2 webinar? You're in luck!

ISC BC Region’s ICSF2 Technical Webinar #2

The First Nations Public Service Secretariat is pleased to invite you to ISC BC Region’s ICSF2 Technical Webinar, on Tuesday, November 10, 2020, from 1:00p.m. – 2:00 p.m. (PST). Members of ISC BC Region’s Executive Leadership Team will provide an update on ISC’s Indigenous Community Support Fund 2, and welcomes the opportunity to hear directly from community Administrators on their matters of importance. This will be the second of two 60-minute webinars on the subject, hosted by the First Nations Public Service Secretariat and will include moderated Q&As from participants.

When: Tuesday, November 10, 2020, from 1:00p.m. – 2:00 p.m. (PST)

Registration Details: To register for the webinar, please visit the link in our bio. Once you have registered, you will receive a confirmation e-mail from FNPSS with a link to join the webinar.
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New Federal COVID-19 Supports – Canada Response Benefits and changes to Employment Insurance

Join us Wednesday, November 4th to learn more about the new COVID-19 supports, including changes to Employment Insurance (EI) and the new Canada Response Benefits and what info you can share with your band members living on and off reserve.

Representatives from Service Canada and the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) will join us to explain the new programs and answer questions like:
• What happens now that CERB and CESB have ended?
• How can I apply and am I eligible?
• How much can I expect to receive?
• Are these supports available on and off reserve?
• As an Elder, am I receiving all the pension benefits I am entitled too, including the Guaranteed Income Supplement?

Service Canada Community Outreach Liaisons, Brenda Giesbrecht and Dianne Stoesz, and Canada Revenue Agency's Outreach Manager Karen Martin and Officer Saverio Desantis will be sharing information and answering questions about the new changes and how you can qualify.

Register now! (Link in Bio)

You can also check out the FNPSS and BCFC AT-A-GLANCE one-pagers that have been updated to reflect the recent changes to CERB and other supports.
(Link in Bio)
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