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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 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 March 16

By FNPSS | March 30, 2020

FNPSS Newsletter December 17

By FNPSS | December 17, 2019

FNPSS Newsletter October 10

By FNPSS | October 10, 2019

Featured Events

Youth Roundtable – Strategic Planning Session

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

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Foundations of Leadership for Administrators and Chief & Council – Part 1: Leading Self

Are you a new, seasoned, or aspiring administrator or elected leader hoping to take your leadership skills to the next level? If so, this training is designed for you!

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“Managing New Realities” Virtual Forum

FNPSS “Managing New Realities” Virtual Forum – June 18th, 2020 If you have any questions,…

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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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Check out the updated FNPSS and BCFC At-A-Glance one-pagers that outline useful supports & resources available on key topics related to COVID-19.

Visit our website to view & download the updated resources: https://t.co/VGdPBP9Cjc

Call for Indigenous people for a new internship program working in museums! Developed by Musqueam, @MOA_UBC, @SLCCWhistler, @HaidaMuseum, @UmistaCentre, @NNTCtribal, and Coqualeetza Education Training Centre.
More info: https://t.co/2ybLGpUlrm

Please contact info@fnps.ca for more information or to find out how to get youth in your community involved.

The deadline to apply is July 31st and we are specifically seeking more representatives from the Northeast & Kootenay Regions!
#youthroundtable #bcfirstnations #fnpss

ISC BC Region Town Hall

When: Wednesday, July 29, 2020 from 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Registration Details: To register for the webinar, please visit https://t.co/dp6PcpUl41 . Once you have registered, you will receive a confirmation e-mail with a link to join the webinar.

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Check out the updated FNPSS and BCFC At-A-Glance one-pagers that outline useful supports and resources available on key topics related to COVID-19. Please share them with your organizations and communities.

- Resources for BC First Nation Post-Secondary Students
- Food Security for BC First Nation Communities
- Housing Resources for BC First Nation Individuals
- Resources for All BC First Nation Individuals
- Benefits and Personal Tax Returns for BC First Nations

Visit our website to view and download the updated resources: fnps.ca/covid-19#supports

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Check out the updated FNPSS and BCFC At-A-Glance one-pagers that outline useful supports and resources available on key topics related to COVID-19. Please share them with your organizations and communities.

- Resources for BC First Nation Post-Secondary Students
- Food Security for BC First Nation Communities
- Housing Resources for BC First Nation Individuals
- Resources for All BC First Nation Individuals
- Benefits and Personal Tax Returns for BC First Nations

Visit our website to view and download the updated resources: https://fnps.ca/covid-19#supports

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All applications are welcome, however we are specifically seeking more representatives from the Northeast and Kootenay Regions!

On August 6th, 2020 the First Nations Public Service Secretariat (FNPSS) will host a virtual roundtable event for youth leaders across the province to provide input on existing activities and programming, their involvement with FNPSS and governance in their own communities, identify what barriers exist to active participation in governance and leadership, and what tools and resources may be needed to address those barriers.

There is no cost to the participant, and there will be future opportunities for further engagement.

Please contact info@fnps.ca for more information or to find out how to get youth in your community involved! The deadline to apply is July 31st, register now to reserve your spot!

#YouthRoundtable #youthleaders #bcfirstnations #youthengagement #fnpss #couragetoexcel
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All applications are welcome, however we are specifically seeking more representatives from the Northeast and Kootenay Regions!

On August 6th, 2020 the First Nations Public Service Secretariat (FNPSS) will host a virtual roundtable event for youth leaders across the province to provide input on existing activities and programming, their involvement with FNPSS and governance in their own communities, identify what barriers exist to active participation in governance and leadership, and what tools and resources may be needed to address those barriers.
 
There is no cost to the participant, and there will be future opportunities for further engagement.
 
Please contact info@fnps.ca for more information or to find out how to get youth in your community involved! The deadline to apply is July 31st, register now to reserve your spot!

#youthroundtable #youthleaders #bcfirstnations #youthengagement #fnpss #couragetoexcel

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Please join FNPSS in welcoming Catherine Lappe, Regional Director General of ISC BC Region, and members of the ISC BC Region Executive Leadership Team, who will provide a general update to community leadership and welcome the opportunity to hear directly from leadership, the issues of importance for your communities. This webinar will be approximately 60 minutes and will include moderated Q&As from participants.

When: Wednesday, July 29, 2020 from 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Registration Details: To register for the webinar, please visit us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_u7vg2ar3SumbUptE9ntIsg . Once you have registered, you will receive a confirmation e-mail with a link to join the webinar.
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Please join FNPSS in welcoming Catherine Lappe, Regional Director General of ISC BC Region, and members of the ISC BC Region Executive Leadership Team, who will provide a general update to community leadership and welcome the opportunity to hear directly from leadership, the issues of importance for your communities. This webinar will be approximately 60 minutes and will include moderated Q&As from participants.

When: Wednesday, July 29, 2020 from 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Registration Details: To register for the webinar, please visit https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_u7vg2ar3SumbUptE9ntIsg . Once you have registered, you will receive a confirmation e-mail with a link to join the webinar.

On August 6th, 2020 the First Nations Public Service Secretariat (FNPSS) will host a virtual roundtable event for youth leaders across the province to provide input on existing activities and programming, their involvement with FNPSS and governance in their own communities, identify what barriers exist to active participation in governance and leadership, and what tools and resources may be needed to address those barriers.

There is no cost to the participant, and there will be future opportunities for further engagement.

Please contact info@fnps.ca for more information or to find out how to get youth in your community involved! The deadline to apply is July 31st, register now to reserve your spot!

For additional information, please visit fnps.ca/youth-roundtable-strategic-planning-session
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On August 6th, 2020 the First Nations Public Service Secretariat (FNPSS) will host a virtual roundtable event for youth leaders across the province to provide input on existing activities and programming, their involvement with FNPSS and governance in their own communities, identify what barriers exist to active participation in governance and leadership, and what tools and resources may be needed to address those barriers.

There is no cost to the participant, and there will be future opportunities for further engagement.

Please contact info@fnps.ca for more information or to find out how to get youth in your community involved! The deadline to apply is July 31st, register now to reserve your spot!

For additional information, please visit https://fnps.ca/youth-roundtable-strategic-planning-session

Reminder to register for this week's webinar!

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2:30-3:30 PM
Reopening Offices and Returning to Work

What are your obligations as a manager to reopen your band office safely? How can you support your staff and what might you expect as they return to work?

This one-hour webinar will provide an overview of the applicable regulations from Federal Labour Program officials and best practices from a First Nation HR practitioner. Each of the three panelists will have an opportunity to speak, after which there will be time for a moderated Q&A session. Note: This webinar is an updated version of the session that took place during the June 19th FNPSS Forum.

Registration Details: This event requires pre-registration. Once you have submitted your registration at us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_wUiUKsm4QkKok85p3A-NCw, 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.
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Reminder to register for this weeks webinar! 

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2:30-3:30 PM 
Reopening Offices and Returning to Work
 
What are your obligations as a manager to reopen your band office safely? How can you support your staff and what might you expect as they return to work?
 
This one-hour webinar will provide an overview of the applicable regulations from Federal Labour Program officials and best practices from a First Nation HR practitioner. Each of the three panelists will have an opportunity to speak, after which there will be time for a moderated Q&A session. Note: This webinar is an updated version of the session that took place during the June 19th FNPSS Forum.
 
Registration Details: This event requires pre-registration. Once you have submitted your registration at https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_wUiUKsm4QkKok85p3A-NCw, 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.

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All applications are welcome, however we are specifically seeking more representatives from the Northeast and Kootenay Regions!

On August 6th, 2020 the First Nations Public Service Secretariat (FNPSS) will host a virtual roundtable event for youth leaders across the province to provide input on existing activities and programming, their involvement with FNPSS and governance in their own communities, identify what barriers exist to active participation in governance and leadership, and what tools and resources may be needed to address those barriers.

There is no cost to the participant, and there will be future opportunities for further engagement.

Please contact info@fnps.ca for more information or to find out how to get youth in your community involved! The deadline to apply is July 31st, register now to reserve your spot!

#youthroundtable #youthleaders #bcfirstnations #youthengagement #fnpss #couragetoexcel
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Please join FNPSS in welcoming Catherine Lappe, Regional Director General of ISC BC Region, and members of the ISC BC Region Executive Leadership Team, who will provide a general update to community leadership and welcome the opportunity to hear directly from leadership, the issues of importance for your communities. This webinar will be approximately 60 minutes and will include moderated Q&As from participants.

When: Wednesday, July 29, 2020 from 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

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 with a link to join the webinar.
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On August 6th, 2020 the First Nations Public Service Secretariat (FNPSS) will host a virtual roundtable event for youth leaders across the province to provide input on existing activities and programming, their involvement with FNPSS and governance in their own communities, identify what barriers exist to active participation in governance and leadership, and what tools and resources may be needed to address those barriers.

There is no cost to the participant, and there will be future opportunities for further engagement.

Please contact info@fnps.ca for more information or to find out how to get youth in your community involved! The deadline to apply is July 31st, register now to reserve your spot!

For additional information, please visit our website (link in bio)

#youthleadership #capcitybuilding #fnpss #bcfirstnations
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Wednesday, July 22nd, 2:30-3:30 PM

Reopening Offices and Returning to Work

What are your obligations as a manager to reopen your band office safely? How can you support your staff and what might you expect as they return to work?

This one-hour webinar will provide an overview of the applicable regulations from Federal Labour Program officials and best practices from a First Nation HR practitioner. Each of the three panelists will have an opportunity to speak, after which there will be time for a moderated Q&A session. Note: This webinar is an updated version of the session that took place during the June 19th FNPSS Forum.

Registration Details: This event requires pre-registration. (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.
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FNPSS would like to share a compilation of personal stories describing the hurt Indigenous individuals have felt in experiencing racism in their lives, and their reflections on the experience. By Being Born was initiated and curated by the Pacific Aboriginal Network (PAN). PAN is a network representing Indigenous federal public servants in the Pacific Region, although the project extended beyond the federal public service, as members shared the call for stories with their families, friends and communities.

FNPSS applauds PAN for creating a space for these stories to be shared. We have a long way to go before we achieve true reconciliation, but only through honesty and sharing stories like these, can all Canadians contribute to eliminating racism and discrimination in our society.

As the PAN does, FNPSS raises our hands to those that courageously shared their personal experiences to help to educate others.

To view the full PDF, visit our website (link in bio)

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Pacific Aboriginal Network (PAN):

“Many Indigenous people are being inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement to speak out and share their experiences with racism to help talk about our hurt and let it go, but also to show our non-Indigenous friends, allies, and acquaintances what racism looks like through our eyes. These stories are told anonymously to show that racist experiences have and can happen to any of us, simply because we were born Indigenous.

This project would not be possible without those who shared their stories of oppression, discrimination, and racism. To everyone who shared, we hold our hands up to you and thank you.”
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Foundations in Leadership for Administrators and Chief & Council Part I – Leading Self

Are you a new, seasoned, or aspiring administrator or elected leader hoping to take your leadership skills to the next level? If so, this training is designed for you!

The leadership series features six two-hour interactive online training sessions (10am-12pm on July 21, 23, 28, 30, August 4 and 6) developed by a First Nations advisory group and Laara Yaghujaanas, an Indigenous governance specialist. The sessions in the first part – “Leading Self” – of this three-part series build on one another and focus on the following topics:

• Leading Self
• Team Development
• Conflict Management
• Systems Thinking
• Organizational Development
• Strategic Planning

FNPSS is opening registration for this pilot series at no cost to participants from BC First Nations who will commit to participating in all six sessions and agree to provide detailed feedback on the individual sessions and overall content and approach. To register, follow the link in our bio! The deadline is July 15th, 2020.
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We are pleased to announce, in partnership with the LGMA, that a NEW BC First Nations Public Service Scholarship is available. The scholarship is open to Indigenous applicants who are working in a non-elected role in any BC First Nation government and are enrolled in an accredited post-secondary course or program. Apply online by 4:30 p.m. September 30th, 2020. The link is available in our bio. ...

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