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Foundations of First Nation Administration

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The 8-week comprehensive introductory series features over 30 sessions ranging from virtual presentations by experts in their field to keynote speakers, coaching / learning sessions and a 3 day in-person workshop.

The series covers a range of topics related to First Nations Administration including but not limited to:

  • Roles in First Nations Government and Administration
  • Understanding Current Realities
  • Planning Tools
  • Financial Fundamentals
  • Communications and Engagement
  • Embodying Leadership
  • Human Resources Management
  • Change Management
  • Partnerships and Relationships
  • Self-Government
  • Land Use, Infrastructure and Housing
  • Administering Programs
  • Records and Information Management

Program Dates and Delivery

Virtual Program

Dates: May 3, 2022 – June 16, 2022
Days: Weekly: Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday
Times: 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM (T/Th) and 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM (W)

In-Person Program

Dates: Monday, June 27, Tuesday, June 28 and Wednesday, June 29, 2022
Times: 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Location: Pinnacle Hotel, Downtown Vancouver

Current Confirmed Speakers (with more to be announced!):

  • Laara Yaghujaanas, Principal Owner, Carden Consulting
    • Sessions: Roles and Responsibilities of Elected Leaders and Administration & Embodying Leadership
  • Howard E. Grant, Executive Director at the First Nations Summit Society (FNS)
    • Coaching session guest speaker
  • Joe Bevan, Senior Consultant, Humanity Financial Management Inc.
    • Session: Financial Fundamentals
  • Robin Henry, Director of Human Resources, Assembly of First Nations (AFN) & Cathy Murphy, Human Resources Advisor at Fort Nelson First Nation
    • Sessions: Human Resources, in-person and virtual sessions
  • Siobhan Hutchinson, Labour Affairs Officer, Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC)
    • Session: Human Resources
  • Maddy Coxford, Director of Operations, Esquimalt Nation & Lisa Pastro, Principal, Lisa Pastro Consulting
    • Session: Policy Development and Change Management
  • Beverly O’Neil, Principal, O’Neil Marketing & Consulting / Numa Communications Ltd.
    • Session: Communications – Establishing a Communications Strategy
  • Cara Basil, Planner, Alderhill
    • Sessions: Communications – Conducting Community Engagement & Cultivating Wellness in-person session
  • Michelle Barroca, Principal, FY Information Management
    • Session: Records & Information Management

The learning series will be exclusive to First Nations Band Managers, Chief Administrative Officers, Executive Directors, or those in an equivalent role looking to expand their network, skills, and abilities. FNPSS is pleased to offer travel reimbursement and the full learning series at no cost to participants who meet the eligibility requirements.

Register by April 22, 2022!

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Details

Date:
May 3, 2022
Time:
8:30 am - 12:00 pm PDT
Cost:
Free
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Venue

Online

Organizer

First Nations Public Service Secretariat
Phone
604-926-9903
Email
info@fnps.ca
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Application reminder for the 2024 First Nations Well Being Fund!

Deadline to apply: June 23rd, 2024, at 11:59pm (Pacific Standard Time). Applications received before this date will be given priority. FNPSS will continue to accept and review applications beyond June 23, 2024, if funding is available.

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: Wellness Planning Projects.
Stream 1 - A maximum of $250,000 will be available.
Stream 2 – A maximum of $50,000 will be available.

First Nations who received project funding in a previous round of the First Nations Well Being Fund should contact FNPSS to discuss eligibility under the current funding opportunity.

For additional details on each funding stream and eligibility, and to apply, visit our website: ow.ly/TJuh50RRPMQ
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Application reminder for the 2024 First Nations Well Being Fund!

Deadline to apply:  June 23rd, 2024, at 11:59pm (Pacific Standard Time). Applications received before this date will be given priority.  FNPSS will continue to accept and review applications beyond June 23, 2024, if funding is available.

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: Wellness Planning Projects.
Stream 1 - A maximum of $250,000 will be available.
Stream 2 – A maximum of $50,000 will be available.

First Nations who received project funding in a previous round of the First Nations Well Being Fund should contact FNPSS to discuss eligibility under the current funding opportunity.

For additional details on each funding stream and eligibility, and to apply, visit our website: https://ow.ly/TJuh50RRPMQ

FNPSS is hiring one full-time Accounting Technician to support the First Nations Public Service Secretariat initiative within the First Nations Summit Society.

The Accounting Technician is crucial to our operations and assists with full-cycle accounting needs. The Accounting Technician ensures FNPSS has financial information that is timely, accurate, and can be fully relied upon to support the needs of operational management and strategic planning of the organization. The Accounting Technician works directly with FNPSS executive, staff, BC First Nations and other levels of government.

The position will require an individual who shows strong judgement, integrity and discretion. We are looking for someone with a strong attention to detail, excellent written and verbal communication skills; and strong organizational skills with the ability to balance multiple competing priorities.

To learn more and apply: ow.ly/q6JF50SituV
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FNPSS is hiring one full-time Accounting Technician to support the First Nations Public Service Secretariat initiative within the First Nations Summit Society.

The Accounting Technician is crucial to our operations and assists with full-cycle accounting needs. The Accounting Technician ensures FNPSS has financial information that is timely, accurate, and can be fully relied upon to support the needs of operational management and strategic planning of the organization. The Accounting Technician works directly with FNPSS executive, staff, BC First Nations and other levels of government.

The position will require an individual who shows strong judgement, integrity and discretion. We are looking for someone with a strong attention to detail, excellent written and verbal communication skills; and strong organizational skills with the ability to balance multiple competing priorities.

To learn more and apply: https://ow.ly/q6JF50SituV

Scholarship applications are open until October 4, 2024!

The scholarship is valid for up to two years in the amount of up to $1,500.

The BC First Nations Public Service Scholarship is open to Indigenous applicants working in a non-elected role in any BC First Nation government or First Nation organization that supports governance and/or professional capacity development which contributes to the improved programming, services, or governance of a First Nation community, excluding applicants working in for-profit organizations.

Credit or non-credit programs delivered by an accredited post-secondary institution are eligible.

Any application for this scholarship must be submitted by completing the online form by no later than 4:30 p.m. on October 4, 2024, with notification to the successful candidate being given by the Local Government Management Association of British Columbia by December 13, 2024, at the latest.

For any inquiry, please contact office@lgma.ca

For more information, and to apply, visit ow.ly/cCpN50Sc5Mp
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Scholarship applications are open until October 4, 2024! 

The scholarship is valid for up to two years in the amount of up to $1,500.

The BC First Nations Public Service Scholarship is open to Indigenous applicants working in a non-elected role in any BC First Nation government or First Nation organization that supports governance and/or professional capacity development which contributes to the improved programming, services, or governance of a First Nation community, excluding applicants working in for-profit organizations.

Credit or non-credit programs delivered by an accredited post-secondary institution are eligible.

Any application for this scholarship must be submitted by completing the online form by no later than 4:30 p.m. on October 4, 2024, with notification to the successful candidate being given by the Local Government Management Association of British Columbia by December 13, 2024, at the latest.

For any inquiry, please contact office@lgma.ca

For more information, and to apply, visit https://ow.ly/cCpN50Sc5Mp

Applications are now open for the 2024 First Nations Well Being Fund!

Deadline to apply: June 23rd, 2024, at 11:59pm (Pacific Standard Time). Applications received before this date will be given priority. FNPSS will continue to accept and review applications beyond June 23, 2024, if funding is available.

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: Wellness Planning Projects.
Stream 1 - A maximum of $250,000 will be available.
Stream 2 – A maximum of $50,000 will be available.

First Nations who received project funding in a previous round of the First Nations Well Being Fund should contact FNPSS to discuss eligibility under the current funding opportunity.

For additional details on each funding stream and eligibility, and to apply, visit our website: ow.ly/TJuh50RRPMQ
... See MoreSee Less

Applications are now open for the 2024 First Nations Well Being Fund!

Deadline to apply:  June 23rd, 2024, at 11:59pm (Pacific Standard Time). Applications received before this date will be given priority.  FNPSS will continue to accept and review applications beyond June 23, 2024, if funding is available.

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: Wellness Planning Projects.
Stream 1 - A maximum of $250,000 will be available.
Stream 2 – A maximum of $50,000 will be available.

First Nations who received project funding in a previous round of the First Nations Well Being Fund should contact FNPSS to discuss eligibility under the current funding opportunity.

For additional details on each funding stream and eligibility, and to apply, visit our website: https://ow.ly/TJuh50RRPMQ

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Do you have your be a First Nation in BC to apply. It doesn’t really iterate that in the eligibility section

Candice R Janvier

Shayla Ruth Jacobs Wilson Williams would this be something for our community ?

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