Community Projects

FNPSS connects community needs with resources and initiatives, often leveraging our partners and their strengthsThese initiatives are meeting specific needs identified by individual First Nations through sharing of expertise, funding, and collaboration.

Institute of Public Administration of Canada - Volunteer Indigenous Policy Project

The VIP Project is an initiative that aims to match experienced policy expert volunteers from the Institute of Public Administration of Canada (IPAC) with First Nations with policy project needs. A key principle of the VIP Project is mutual and reciprocal learning; the IPAC expert will not perform the work for the community but will assist by sharing expertise. This approach achieves two goals: building capacity within the community while meeting a real policy need that the community might otherwise have hired a consultant to undertake.

The VIP Project is based on the success of the Transitional Governance Project implemented using this model in Lil’wat Nation. The Lil’wat Nation presented at the FNPSS 2019 Breaking Barriers – Building Connections conference, and you can hear them speak about their experience by watching the IPAC webinar.

In partnership with FNPSS, IPAC is piloting VIP Projects with BC First Nations communities and IPAC volunteer experts. There are three pilot projects currently underway:

Upper Nicola Band: A project centering around child adoption laws

Tl’etinqox Government: A bylaw project to create community bylaws in a variety of areas and may include horse control, land use and/or environmentally sensitive areas

Takla First Nation: A bylaw project to establish community bylaws in several areas that could potentially include community health and safety, speed limits, license requirements and pet control

First Nations Well Being Fund

The First Nations Well Being Fund supports First Nations in their efforts to promote well being, increase quality of life for all community members (both on and off reserve) and reduce poverty at the community and/or Nation level.

Applications are now closed.

Collaborative Community-Federal Projects

As one initiative under the Strengthening Public Service Institutions Initiative, Collaborative Community-Federal Projects bring together community-identified needs and priorities with resources, expertise and training available in the federal government.

The objectives include:

  1. Building capacity and development opportunities for First Nations administrations based on their identified needs and priorities
  1. Building capacity and development opportunities for federal public servants around strengthening Indigenous awareness and cultural competencies

The first project underway is a collaboration between Musqueam First Nation and Statistics Canada. As Musqueam First Nation embarks on their third community census as part of their larger community planning process, Statistics Canada is supporting their work through training around data collection, management and analysis.

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COVID-19 Vaccination Policies
Wednesday, December 8th, 2021
10:30 - 11:30 am PST

Have you been thinking about developing a COVID-19 vaccination policy in your First Nation or support organization? If so, join us for this one-hour session with Scott McCann and Josh Sutherland of Harris & Company LLP. In it, they will explore the legal and practical considerations around vaccination policies in First Nations. They will also share tools on how to navigate the challenging process of evaluating, drafting, and implementing a COVID-19 vaccination policy in the workplace.

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Wednesday, December 8th, 2021
10:30 - 11:30 am PST 

Have you been thinking about developing a COVID-19 vaccination policy in your First Nation or support organization? If so, join us for this one-hour session with Scott McCann and Josh Sutherland of Harris & Company LLP. In it, they will explore the legal and practical considerations around vaccination policies in First Nations. They will also share tools on how to navigate the challenging process of evaluating, drafting, and implementing a COVID-19 vaccination policy in the workplace.

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COVID-19 Vaccination Policies
Wednesday, December 8th, 2021
10:30 - 11:30 am PST

Have you been thinking about developing a COVID-19 vaccination policy in your First Nation or support organization? If so, join us for this one-hour session with Scott McCann and Josh Sutherland of Harris & Company LLP. In it, they will explore the legal and practical considerations around vaccination policies in First Nations. They will also share tools on how to navigate the challenging process of evaluating, drafting, and implementing a COVID-19 vaccination policy in the workplace.

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COVID-19 Vaccination Policies 
Wednesday, December 8th, 2021
10:30 - 11:30 am PST 

Have you been thinking about developing a COVID-19 vaccination policy in your First Nation or support organization? If so, join us for this one-hour session with Scott McCann and Josh Sutherland of Harris & Company LLP. In it, they will explore the legal and practical considerations around vaccination policies in First Nations. They will also share tools on how to navigate the challenging process of evaluating, drafting, and implementing a COVID-19 vaccination policy in the workplace.

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COVID-19 Vaccination Policies
Wednesday, December 8th, 2021
10:30 - 11:30 am PST

Have you been thinking about developing a COVID-19 vaccination policy in your First Nation or support organization? If so, join us for this one-hour session with Scott McCann and Josh Sutherland of Harris & Company LLP. In it, they will explore the legal and practical considerations around vaccination policies in First Nations. They will also share tools on how to navigate the challenging process of evaluating, drafting, and implementing a COVID-19 vaccination policy in the workplace.

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10:30 - 11:30 am PST 

Have you been thinking about developing a COVID-19 vaccination policy in your First Nation or support organization? If so, join us for this one-hour session with Scott McCann and Josh Sutherland of Harris & Company LLP. In it, they will explore the legal and practical considerations around vaccination policies in First Nations. They will also share tools on how to navigate the challenging process of evaluating, drafting, and implementing a COVID-19 vaccination policy in the workplace.

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Fireside Chat with Current and Aspiring Administrators
"Changing the Direction of a First Nation"

Wednesday, November 24th, 2:00-3:30pm
Featuring Vaughn Sunday, Executive Director, Adams Lake Indian Band

FNPSS invites all current and aspiring First Nations administrators to join a 90-minute Fireside Chat with Vaughn Sunday, Executive Director of the Adams Lake Indian Band (ALIB). Vaughn was born and raised on the Akwesasne Mohawk Nation, is a Mohawk language speaker, and is a member of the Wolfclan of the Akwesasne longhouse. After 27 years working with the Mohawk Council of Akwesasne, Vaughn completed a Masters degree in Public Administration from Queens University and moved into his current position with ALIB. Vaughn is proud to have played a part in assisting the Adams Lake community in such areas as housing, capital infrastructure, and financial management.

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Fireside Chat with Current and Aspiring Administrators
Changing the Direction of a First Nation

Wednesday, November 24th, 2:00-3:30pm
Featuring Vaughn Sunday, Executive Director, Adams Lake Indian Band

FNPSS invites all current and aspiring First Nations administrators to join a 90-minute Fireside Chat with Vaughn Sunday, Executive Director of the Adams Lake Indian Band (ALIB). Vaughn was born and raised on the Akwesasne Mohawk Nation, is a Mohawk language speaker, and is a member of the Wolfclan of the Akwesasne longhouse. After 27 years working with the Mohawk Council of Akwesasne, Vaughn completed a Masters degree in Public Administration from Queens University and moved into his current position with ALIB. Vaughn is proud to have played a part in assisting the Adams Lake community in such areas as housing, capital infrastructure, and financial management.

Register now: https://fnps.ca/event/fireside-chat-with-current-and-aspiring-administrators-changing-the-direction-of-a-first-nation/

#JoinUs #BCFirstNations #VirtualEvent #FiresideChat

Fireside Chat with Current and Aspiring Administrators
"Changing the Direction of a First Nation"

Wednesday, November 24th, 2:00-3:30pm
Featuring Vaughn Sunday, Executive Director, Adams Lake Indian Band

FNPSS invites all current and aspiring First Nations administrators to join a 90-minute Fireside Chat with Vaughn Sunday, Executive Director of the Adams Lake Indian Band (ALIB). Vaughn was born and raised on the Akwesasne Mohawk Nation, is a Mohawk language speaker, and is a member of the Wolfclan of the Akwesasne longhouse. After 27 years working with the Mohawk Council of Akwesasne, Vaughn completed a Masters degree in Public Administration from Queens University and moved into his current position with ALIB. Vaughn is proud to have played a part in assisting the Adams Lake community in such areas as housing, capital infrastructure, and financial management.

Register now: fnps.ca/event/fireside-chat-with-current-and-aspiring-administrators-changing-the-direction-of-a-...

#JoinUs #BCFirstNations #VirtualEvent #FiresideChat
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Fireside Chat with Current and Aspiring Administrators
Changing the Direction of a First Nation

Wednesday, November 24th, 2:00-3:30pm
Featuring Vaughn Sunday, Executive Director, Adams Lake Indian Band

FNPSS invites all current and aspiring First Nations administrators to join a 90-minute Fireside Chat with Vaughn Sunday, Executive Director of the Adams Lake Indian Band (ALIB). Vaughn was born and raised on the Akwesasne Mohawk Nation, is a Mohawk language speaker, and is a member of the Wolfclan of the Akwesasne longhouse. After 27 years working with the Mohawk Council of Akwesasne, Vaughn completed a Masters degree in Public Administration from Queens University and moved into his current position with ALIB. Vaughn is proud to have played a part in assisting the Adams Lake community in such areas as housing, capital infrastructure, and financial management.

Register now: https://fnps.ca/event/fireside-chat-with-current-and-aspiring-administrators-changing-the-direction-of-a-first-nation/

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