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Meet the FFNA Facilitators!

July 26, 2023

Band Administrators – don’t miss out on this comprehensive introductory course, designed to equip you with essential knowledge. Learn from over 15 different facilitators who are experts in their field!…

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Full-Time Project Officers needed ASAP – Deadline Feb 17th, 2023.

January 25, 2023

FNPSS is hiring two full time Project Officers to support the First Nations Public Service Secretariat initiative within the First Nations Summit Society. Join a small team with big ideas! Gain valuable…

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BC First Nations Public Service Scholarship Recipient Announced

December 15, 2022

The First Nations Public Service Secretariat and the Local Government Management Association are pleased to announce that the 2022 BC First Nations Public Service Scholarship recipient is Daisy Elliot. Daisy…

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Full Time Program Assistant Needed ASAP – Closes Nov 20, 2022

November 9, 2022

Full time Program Assistant needed ASAP to support the First Nations Public Service Secretariat initiative within the First Nations Summit Society. Join a small team with big ideas! Gain valuable experience working with…

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Applications are now open for the 2023 First Nations Well Being Fund!
Deadline to apply: December 31, 2023, 11:59pm (PST).
The First Nations Well Being Fund has been developed and is being implemented by FNPSS in order to support First Nations in their efforts to promote well-being, increase quality of life for all community members and reduce poverty at the community and Nation level.
There are two streams of project funding available: Stream 1: Community Projects and Stream 2: Planning Projects.
For additional details on each funding stream and eligibility, and to apply: ow.ly/rJQG50PO26M
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Applications are now open for the 2023 First Nations Well Being Fund!
Deadline to apply: December 31, 2023, 11:59pm (PST). 
The First Nations Well Being Fund has been developed and is being implemented by FNPSS in order to support First Nations in their efforts to promote well-being, increase quality of life for all community members and reduce poverty at the community and Nation level.  
There are two streams of project funding available: Stream 1: Community Projects and Stream 2: Planning Projects.  
For additional details on each funding stream and eligibility, and to apply: https://ow.ly/rJQG50PO26M

Register now for the 2023 FNPSS Conference – Taking Root!

We invite leadership, administrators, and senior managers from all BC First Nations, delegates from First Nations governance and service organizations, and government and other partners to join us for a thought-provoking two days that will explore how First Nations governance administrations are "Taking Root."

To support BC First Nations public service, FNPSS offers paid registration, travel, and accommodation for two delegates per BC First Nation.

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Register now for the 2023 FNPSS  Conference – Taking Root!
 
We invite leadership, administrators, and senior managers from all BC First Nations, delegates from First Nations governance and service organizations, and government and other partners to join us for a thought-provoking two days that will explore how First Nations governance administrations are Taking Root.  
 
To support BC First Nations public service, FNPSS offers paid registration, travel, and accommodation for two delegates per BC First Nation.
 
http://ow.ly/gIaf50Ox90u

Applications are now open for the BC First Nations Public Service Scholarship!

The scholarship supports Indigenous professionals in BC First Nation governments to access training for Administration or management of public services. Each scholarship is valid for up to two years in the amount of up to $1,500 and will be provided to the successful candidate(s) specified post-secondary institution upon proof of registration.

To learn more regarding eligibility and upcoming deadlines: ow.ly/C53c50PqOKP
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Applications are now open for the BC First Nations Public Service Scholarship! 

The scholarship supports Indigenous professionals in BC First Nation governments to access training for Administration or management of public services. Each scholarship is valid for up to two years in the amount of up to $1,500 and will be provided to the successful candidate(s) specified post-secondary institution upon proof of registration. 

To learn more regarding eligibility and upcoming deadlines: https://ow.ly/C53c50PqOKP

Last chance to register with our Early Bird pricing for the 2023 FNPSS Annual Conference – Taking Root!

We invite leadership, administrators, and senior managers from all BC First Nations, delegates from First Nations governance and service organizations, and government and other partners to join us for a thought-provoking two days that will explore how First Nations governance administrations are "Taking Root."

Through a series of keynote speakers, plenaries, workshops, and networking and partnership opportunities, participants will delve into the many ways strong roots for collective growth in First Nations governance and administration are being developed. Join us as we focus on building and gaining capacity through strong rooted governance systems, and people to bring them to life.

Register before August 31st for Early Bird pricing: ow.ly/gIaf50Ox90u
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Last chance to register with our Early Bird pricing for the 2023 FNPSS Annual Conference – Taking Root!
 
We invite leadership, administrators, and senior managers from all BC First Nations, delegates from First Nations governance and service organizations, and government and other partners to join us for a thought-provoking two days that will explore how First Nations governance administrations are Taking Root.  
 
Through a series of keynote speakers, plenaries, workshops, and networking and partnership opportunities, participants will delve into the many ways strong roots for collective growth in First Nations governance and administration are being developed. Join us as we focus on building and gaining capacity through strong rooted governance systems, and people to bring them to life.
 
Register before August 31st for Early Bird pricing: http://ow.ly/gIaf50Ox90u

Calling all Band Managers, CAOs and Executive Directors – mark your calendars! FNPSS’ Foundations of First Nations Administration (FFNA) course is being offered once again, beginning in August 2023. This introductory, comprehensive course will take place over 6-weeks in a hybrid model. This includes an in-person session at the beginning in Victoria, BC and an in-person session at the end in Prince George, BC. This course will be co-facilitated by leadership mentor and motivational speaker, Zandra Ross. FFNA will also feature expert facilitators and keynote speakers in areas such as Human Resources, Economic Development, Financial Fundamentals and more!

For more information please visit: ow.ly/el2e50OLHHO

Please note that registration is very limited!
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Calling all Band Managers, CAOs and Executive Directors – mark your calendars! FNPSS’ Foundations of First Nations Administration (FFNA) course is being offered once again, beginning in August 2023. This introductory, comprehensive course will take place over 6-weeks in a hybrid model. This includes an in-person session at the beginning in Victoria, BC and an in-person session at the end in Prince George, BC. This course will be co-facilitated by leadership mentor and motivational speaker, Zandra Ross. FFNA will also feature expert facilitators and keynote speakers in areas such as Human Resources, Economic Development, Financial Fundamentals and more! 

For more information please visit:  https://ow.ly/el2e50OLHHO

Please note that registration is very limited!
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