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Our Gathering, 2021 kexwkexwntsút chet, tə sq̓əq̓ip ct (Day 2)

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Save the Date: March 10-11, 2021

We invite you to join us on March 10-11 for the first of a series of virtual sessions for the 9th annual Our Gathering kexwkexwntsút chet, tə sq̓əq̓ip ct co-hosted by the First Nations Leadership Council, Indigenous Services Canada, and Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada.

In accordance with the current province-wide COVID-19 public health order, we are organizing virtual sessions instead of gathering in-person as we have previously. Following the initial sessions March 10-11 subsequent sessions will be held approximately every ten weeks into Fall 2021.

We extend our sincere condolences to those who are grieving the death of loved ones. Although we will be physically apart please join us in beginning our time together at Our Gathering, 2021 kexwkexwntsút chet, tə sq̓əq̓ip ct by participating in an opening honour song to acknowledge those who have gone before us.

Thank you to those who provided input into our pre-Gathering survey. A detailed agenda will be sent in the weeks ahead. We are planning sessions to provide an opportunity for leaders and representatives from First Nations and government to come together to share and discuss a variety of topics including responses to the COVID-19 pandemic, Specific Claims, and Bill C-15, Canada’s proposed legislation to implement the United Nations Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

Should you have any questions about Our Gathering, 2021 kexwkexwntsút chet, tə sq̓əq̓ip ct please contact Jennifer Chong, Indigenous Services Canada at 604-362-5791 or email aadnc.recontre-ourgathering.aandc@canada.ca or Colin Braker, First Nations Summit at 604-328-4094 or email cbraker@fns.bc.ca.

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Our Gathering 2021

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March 11
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First Nations Leadership Council

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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.

Register now: fnps.ca/event/covid19-vaccinationpolicies/

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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.

Register now: https://fnps.ca/event/covid19-vaccinationpolicies/

#JoinUs #BCFirstNations #VirtualEvent

Reminder to register for this week's Fireside Chat!

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-...

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Reminder to register for this weeks Fireside Chat! 

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
... See MoreSee Less

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

Register now for tomorrow's forum!

Join co-hosts #FNPSS and Indigenous Services Canada (ISC) (GCIndigenous) for a half-day virtual forum on the Professional and Institutional Development (P&ID) Program and further discussion on First Nation capacity enhancement. This forum will include in-depth sessions on the P&ID program application process and Nation-to-Nation sharing on successful P&ID projects in the areas of governance, financial management, comprehensive community planning and more.

Date: November 18, 2021
Time: 9:00am – 12:30pm PST
Cost: Free
Location: Virtual, on Zoom
All First Nations are welcome to attend.

Register now via our website: fnps.ca/event/pid-program-virtual-forum/

#JoinUs #BCFirstNations #VirtualEvent
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Register now for tomorrows forum!

Join co-hosts #FNPSS and Indigenous Services Canada (ISC) (GCIndigenous) for a half-day virtual forum on the Professional and Institutional Development (P&ID) Program and further discussion on First Nation capacity enhancement. This forum will include in-depth sessions on the P&ID program application process and Nation-to-Nation sharing on successful P&ID projects in the areas of governance, financial management, comprehensive community planning and more.
 
Date: November 18, 2021
Time: 9:00am – 12:30pm PST
Cost: Free
Location: Virtual, on Zoom
All First Nations are welcome to attend.
 
Register now via our website: https://fnps.ca/event/pid-program-virtual-forum/

#JoinUs #BCFirstNations #VirtualEvent

Reverse Town Hall: First Nations to Government Knowledge Sharing

A Conversation on Indigenous and Traditional Knowledge

November 17, 2021
12:00 to 1:00 PST
Via Zoom
Register now: fnps.ca/event/reverse-townhall-firstnations-government/

#JoinUs for a discussion on Indigenous and Traditional Knowledge, with Dr. Christopher Horsethief from the Ktunaxa Nation and Colleen Hemphill, Chief Negotiator and member of the Gwa'sala-'Nakwaxda'xw Nations. Beyond the legislative obligation to incorporate Indigenous knowledge into decision-making processes within federal departments, there is a strong appetite to learn more about the many diverse Indigenous worldviews and practices and how to respectfully and meaningfully find a path to integrate western science and Indigenous knowledge. An important first step is listening directly to communities on how we work together and where to start.

In advance of the webinar, we invite you watch the 20-minute Ted Talk by Dr. Horsethief www.christopherhorsethief.com/presentations/ and a 36 minute documentary called Seven Days with the Chief www.christopherhorsethief.com/documentaries/.

This is a joint FNPSS – BCFC Secretariat event under the Strengthening Public Service Institutions Initiative.

#RegisterNow #ReverseTownHall #BCFirstNations #BCFC
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Reverse Town Hall: First Nations to Government Knowledge Sharing

A Conversation on Indigenous and Traditional Knowledge

November 17, 2021
12:00 to 1:00 PST
Via Zoom
Register now: https://fnps.ca/event/reverse-townhall-firstnations-government/

#JoinUs for a discussion on Indigenous and Traditional Knowledge, with Dr. Christopher Horsethief from the Ktunaxa Nation and Colleen Hemphill, Chief Negotiator and member of the Gwasala-Nakwaxdaxw Nations. Beyond the legislative obligation to incorporate Indigenous knowledge into decision-making processes within federal departments, there is a strong appetite to learn more about the many diverse Indigenous worldviews and practices and how to respectfully and meaningfully find a path to integrate western science and Indigenous knowledge. An important first step is listening directly to communities on how we work together and where to start.

In advance of the webinar, we invite you watch the 20-minute Ted Talk by Dr. Horsethief https://www.christopherhorsethief.com/presentations/ and a 36 minute documentary called Seven Days with the Chief https://www.christopherhorsethief.com/documentaries/.

This is a joint FNPSS – BCFC Secretariat event under the Strengthening Public Service Institutions Initiative. 

#RegisterNow #ReverseTownHall #BCFirstNations #BCFC
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