Conferences

Conferences

The 2019 FNPSS conference focused on how partnerships are Breaking Barriers and Creating Connections between First Nations, First Nation organizations, government, and others to enhance and build capacity in our Nations and communities.

If you’re interested in participating in our Conference Planning Committee please send us an email at info@fnps.ca

If you have any suggests for themes/ topics or if you’re interested in presenting, please get in touch with us at info@fnps.ca

Conference report coming soon!

Sign up for a newsletter to stay up to date on information for our 2020 conference.

Social Feeds

Twitter

FNPSS would like to share a compilation of personal stories describing the hurt Indigenous individuals have felt in experiencing racism in their lives. By Being Born: was initiated & curated by the Pacific Aboriginal Network (PAN)

View the full PDF here: https://t.co/pwNIVtRDJn

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 sessions. Register by July 15th, 2020! https://t.co/s0SwMlfR7j

Load More...

Facebook

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: fnps.ca/pacific-aboriginal-network-pan-by-being-born

**************************************
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.”
... See MoreSee Less

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: https://fnps.ca/pacific-aboriginal-network-pan-by-being-born
 
**************************************
 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.”

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, visit us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0pdu-orD0vHNHnRrVeb12_60FYGXIyoX__ by July 15th, 2020.
... See MoreSee Less

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, visit us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0pdu-orD0vHNHnRrVeb12_60FYGXIyoX__ by July 15th, 2020.

Comment on Facebook

Vincent N Geneva Mason

Are you considering bringing your employees back into the workplace? Before you do, familiarize yourself with the risks and legal requirements to protect your employees and your organization. On July 15, Scott McCann from Harris & Company LLP will be hosting the first session of the First Nations Employment Law Series. Register at: bit.ly/2Cfn22H

Speaker Info: Scott is a partner at Harris & Company LLP and leads the firm’s Indigenous law practice group. He has worked closely with First Nations, tribal councils and Indigenous organizations across British Columbia, Alberta, and the Yukon. Scott has a deep understanding of the unique requirements and challenges that can arise in the First Nations workplace. His practice focuses on human resources, terminations, policy development and human rights.
... See MoreSee Less

Are you considering bringing your employees back into the workplace? Before you do, familiarize yourself with the risks and legal requirements to protect your employees and your organization. On July 15, Scott McCann from Harris & Company LLP will be hosting the first session of the First Nations Employment Law Series. Register at: bit.ly/2Cfn22H

Speaker Info: Scott is a partner at Harris & Company LLP and leads the firm’s Indigenous law practice group. He has worked closely with First Nations, tribal councils and Indigenous organizations across British Columbia, Alberta, and the Yukon. Scott has a deep understanding of the unique requirements and challenges that can arise in the First Nations workplace. His practice focuses on human resources, terminations, policy development and human rights.Image attachment

We are pleased to announce, in partnership with the LGMA, that a NEW BC First Nations Public Service Scholarship (www.lgma.ca/bc-first-nations-public-service-scholarship6e232f10) 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. The LGMA also offers a variety of scholarships to be awarded in 2020 that support the learning, leadership, and growth of local government professionals. If you work in a BC local government or First Nation government and are enrolled in full or part-time studies in local government administration or management at an accredited post-secondary course or program, consider applying for one of these scholarships. Review the criteria and eligibility outlined for each scholarship on the LGMA website LGMA|Scholarships (www.lgma.ca/scholarships) and apply online by 4:30 p.m. September 30. ... See MoreSee Less

We are pleased to announce, in partnership with the LGMA, that a NEW BC First Nations Public Service Scholarship (https://www.lgma.ca/bc-first-nations-public-service-scholarship6e232f10) 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. The LGMA also offers a variety of scholarships to be awarded in 2020 that support the learning, leadership, and growth of local government professionals. If you work in a BC local government or First Nation government and are enrolled in full or part-time studies in local government administration or management at an accredited post-secondary course or program, consider applying for one of these scholarships. Review the criteria and eligibility outlined for each scholarship on the LGMA website LGMA|Scholarships (https://www.lgma.ca/scholarships) and apply online by 4:30 p.m. September 30.

Thank you to everyone who joined our “Managing New Realities” Virtual Learning and Discussion Forum, we had a wonderful day of learning, and discussion. We appreciate all those who were so generous with their experience, knowledge, and time!

We look forward to seeing you at future sessions!

To stay up to date on FNPSS events and activities, follow us on social media or visit our website, fnps.ca to sign up for our newsletter.
... See MoreSee Less

Instagram

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)

**************************************
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.”
...

5 0

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.
...

3 0

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. ...

7 1

In recognition of National Indigenous celebrations in June and Canada’s National Public Service Week from June 14 – 20, the First Nations Public Service Secretariat (FNPSS) invites community members to celebrate the First Nations Public Service workers in their lives! These are the Band Staff and others in our communities in public service that have the courage to excel. They show up every day and do the hard work of keeping our communities running smoothly - let’s show them how appreciated they are. Submit a nomination of an individual who has displayed a passion and dedication to their work, and made an impact on your community, with a creative or inspiring social media post using the hashtag #couragetoexcel and enter that individual to win a token of appreciation provided by FNPSS.

Post your nominations to Facebook, Instagram or Twitter with the hashtag #couragetoexcel with a few words about your nominee, with photos or other forms of expression if you wish, and the impact that they have had on your community. Nominations will be accepted until midnight on June 21st – National Indigenous Peoples Day – and winners announced the following week.
...

4 0