Far too often, First Nation government administrations are forced to bend in reaction to external forces – responding to crisis after crisis and externally imposed demands. But at the same time, First Nation governments are holding onto traditional roots of governance, and strengthening them with new roots, systems and strategies built together, creating solid foundations for our communities and Nations to thrive.
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.
Eligibility & Travel Support
The First Nations Public Service Secretariat (FNPSS) will waive conference registrations fees and reimburse travel costs for two delegates from each BC First Nation to attend the annual FNPSS Conference.
Additional representatives from the same community or a non-First Nation organization may attend the event at their own expense. Payment instructions, venue information and conference passes will be sent out following registration.
To be eligible, at least one of the delegates should be a Band Administrator, Band Manager, Chief Administrative Officer or equivalent. The additional eligible delegate may be a senior band administration staff member or elected leadership.
If a Nation wishes to send a delegate who is not included in the abovementioned groups, they may do so with written approval from their Band Administrator or an elected Leader.
Priority is reserved for the two delegate attendees from each BC First Nation. For information on Tribal Council or other First Nation support organizations eligibility, please contact FNPSS.
Two delegates per BC First Nation will be eligible for reimbursement of the following:
- 100% of the conference registration fee will be waived for eligible delegates.
- Reasonable travel costs, meals (less provided) and incidentals per the First Nations Summit Society Travel Policy. Breakfast and lunch will be provided on all conference days.
- Accommodation at the Pan Pacific Hotel. The allowance for accommodations is one extra day plus conference dates for a maximum of three nights.
Expenses that will not be reimbursed include, but are not limited to:
- Optional social events will not be reimbursed.
- Local travel within Vancouver beyond commercial transportation between the hotel and airport.
- Fees for late cancellations (accommodations, airfare, etc.)
Eligible delegates must attend and check-in with the registration desk on each day of the conference to receive travel reimbursement. Attendance at both Pre and Main Conference are eligible for travel reimbursement.
Registration & Location
How to Register
FNPSS will confirm eligibility once the online registration form has been submitted. It is important to include accurate and current position titles in your registration, as well as accurate and current contact information. If more than two eligible delegates have registered, FNPSS will advise which two delegates will be considered the official delegates for reimbursement.
Additional information about the venue, room block booking, conference passes etc. will be communicated via email once registration has been confirmed by FNPSS.
Regular Price: $850
Cancellation and Substitution Policy
Please contact FNPSS directly if you are no longer available to attend the conference or if you wish to send a substitute delegate in your place.
Pan Pacific Vancouver
999 Canada Pl #300,
Special Thank you
FNPSS would like to give a special thank you to the Government of Canada & Province of BC for providing funding to support this event and travel for First Nations delegates.
To our sponsor Zacharias Vickers LLP, thank you for supporting our Portraits of a Fire film screening.
IN ADDITION WE WOULD LIKE TO THANK:
- Band Administrators Advisory Committee (BAAC)
- The First Nations Summit Society
- BC Federal Council
- Canada School of Public Service
- Canada Labour Program
- Our Elders
- Fort Nelson First Nation, Tsq̓éscen̓ First Nation
- Takla First Nation, Tl’azt’en Nation
- Qualicum First Nation, Nisgaa Nation
- Tsleil-Waututh Nation, Squamish Nation
- T’sartlip First Nation, Tsatsu Stalqayu, Dakelh
- All of our speakers and workshop facilitators
- All of our exhibitors
- Our amazing conference planning committee and volunteers
- And all of our delegates and participants; in particular, the hard working First Nation administration staff from BC communities.