Events Update – January 26, 2021

Upcoming Free Webinars:

FNPSS, in partnership with AFOA BC, is hosting a free webinar on February 2nd at 11:00am entitled “COVID 19: Planning and Reporting in Unprecedented Times“. Join Sukhi Chouhan (Aboriginal Financial Officers Association of BC), Brian Conner (Penticton Indian Band) and Heather Fader (Shackan Indian Band) to learn how other First Nations are preparing for the unknown, from ensuring they can report out on their COVID spending to being able to apply for newly-released funds to budgeting for the uncertain times ahead. Register now!

FNPSS and BCFC present the newest Reverse Town Hall entitled “How to Best Engage and Consult with First Nations During COVID-19“. Are you a federal government public servant? Join us Thursday, January 28th at 12:00pm for this free session. Register at the above link.

Upcoming Trainings:

FNPSS is hosting two Management Training Academies this spring – Human Resources Management (starting January 27, 2021) and Records and Information Management (starting February 23, 2021). Registration is required. Click the links to learn more and register now!

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Meet the Speaker - Robin Henry!

Robin is of Tlingit and Vuntut Gwitch’in ancestry and a citizen of the Teslin Tlingit First Nation in the Yukon Territory. He is a Chartered Professional in Human Resources (CPHR) and also has a BA in Social Sciences. To complement those designations, Mr. Henry is also a Chartered Director (C.Dir.), holds a certificate in Strategic Leadership from the UBC Sauder School of Business, and attended the AFOA Canada sponsored “Leading People and Investing to Build Sustainable Communities” at the Harvard Business School. Robin has 25 years’ experience in the senior human resource management position with several national, provincial and local First Nations and Indigenous organizations.
Robin is leading a workshop on Sucession Planning Training which is designed to help participants develop comprehensive strategies for identifying and nurturing future leaders and ensuring smooth transitions and long-term success.
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Meet the Speaker - Robin Henry!

Robin is of Tlingit and Vuntut Gwitch’in ancestry and a citizen of the Teslin Tlingit First Nation in the Yukon Territory. He is a Chartered Professional in Human Resources (CPHR) and also has a BA in Social Sciences. To complement those designations, Mr. Henry is also a Chartered Director (C.Dir.), holds a certificate in Strategic Leadership from the UBC Sauder School of Business, and attended the AFOA Canada sponsored “Leading People and Investing to Build Sustainable Communities” at the Harvard Business School. Robin has 25 years’ experience in the senior human resource management position with several national, provincial and local First Nations and Indigenous organizations. 
Robin is leading a workshop on Sucession Planning Training which is designed to help participants develop comprehensive strategies for identifying and nurturing future leaders and ensuring smooth transitions and long-term success.

Meet the Speaker: Harmony Johnson!

Harmony Johnson, sɛƛakəs, is of the Tla’amin First Nation. Harmony is the Vice-President-Indigenous Wellness & Reconciliation at Providence Health Care, and operates a consulting business providing strategy, advisory, and project leadership services in Indigenous human rights, governance, data sovereignty, and issues of anti-Indigenous racism and discrimination. She teaches and writes in matters of Indigenous health and human rights, including print and digital books about her grandmother’s life history and Tla’amin teachings.

Harmony will be moderating the Plenary; Data at the Root of First Nations Governance. This panel will profile ways in which BC First Nations are advancing data capacity in their governments, and how this type of work is being further supported with services and funding of an emerging BC First Nations Regional Information Governance Centre.
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Meet the Speaker: Harmony Johnson!
 
Harmony Johnson, sɛƛakəs, is of the Tla’amin First Nation. Harmony is the Vice-President-Indigenous Wellness & Reconciliation at Providence Health Care, and operates a consulting business providing strategy, advisory, and project leadership services in Indigenous human rights, governance, data sovereignty, and issues of anti-Indigenous racism and discrimination. She teaches and writes in matters of Indigenous health and human rights, including print and digital books about her grandmother’s life history and Tla’amin teachings.
 
Harmony will be moderating the Plenary; Data at the Root of First Nations Governance. This panel will profile ways in which BC First Nations are advancing data capacity in their governments, and how this type of work is being further supported with services and funding of an emerging BC First Nations Regional Information Governance Centre.

The First Nations Public Service Secretariat (FNPSS) is pleased to invite all BC First Nations to attend a free webinar designed to provide information on how to apply to the First Nations Well Being Fund!

The session is intended to be practical and will provide an opportunity for applicants to ask questions about the application process, guidelines, and documents you will need to submit your application. FNPSS staff will be on hand to walk you through the application form(s), identify the type and level of information required, and to answer any questions you might have.

Participation is NOT mandatory; however, applicants are strongly encouraged to participate.
To register for ONE of the sessions, select from the list of session dates below. Please note both sessions are the same.

Tuesday, November 28, at 12-12:50 PM: ow.ly/U1Rb50Q42ox

Thursday, November 30, at 12-12:50 PM: fnps-ca.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUkd-qtpj4qEtS6veo_BjeT2jUwWzHbnzzp#/registration
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The First Nations Public Service Secretariat (FNPSS) is pleased to invite all BC First Nations to attend a free webinar designed to provide information on how to apply to the First Nations Well Being Fund!
 
The session is intended to be practical and will provide an opportunity for applicants to ask questions about the application process, guidelines, and documents you will need to submit your application. FNPSS staff will be on hand to walk you through the application form(s), identify the type and level of information required, and to answer any questions you might have.  
 
Participation is NOT mandatory; however, applicants are strongly encouraged to participate.
To register for ONE of the sessions, select from the list of session dates below. Please note both sessions are the same. 
 
Tuesday, November 28, at 12-12:50 PM: https://ow.ly/U1Rb50Q42ox

Thursday, November 30, at 12-12:50 PM: https://fnps-ca.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUkd-qtpj4qEtS6veo_BjeT2jUwWzHbnzzp#/registration

Meet the Speaker: Michelle Barroca!

Michelle is a records management, privacy and archives specialist with over 20 years of experience working with local governments and First Nations organizations throughout BC and Yukon. She has a Master of Archival Studies degree from UBC and worked for the cities of Burnaby and Kelowna for nearly 10 years before returning to the Kootenays and establishing FY Information Management Consulting. Michelle provides assessments, recommendations, documentation, training and support to various organizations and is a long-standing RIM facilitator with the FNPSS.

Michelle will be leading the Records and Information Management Assessment Toolkit: How-to Session. This session will provide participants with an introduction to the RIM Assessment Toolkit. This self-guided resource supports First Nations in conducting in-house assessments of their existing RIM situation to better understand what is working well, what needs improvement, and where to focus efforts to realize improvements that reflect RIM best practices.

Take a look at our agenda and register now: ow.ly/2lpO50Q2Cjq
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Meet the Speaker: Michelle Barroca!
 
Michelle is a records management, privacy and archives specialist with over 20 years of experience working with local governments and First Nations organizations throughout BC and Yukon.  She has a Master of Archival Studies degree from UBC and worked for the cities of Burnaby and Kelowna for nearly 10 years before returning to the Kootenays and establishing FY Information Management Consulting. Michelle provides assessments, recommendations, documentation, training and support to various organizations and is a long-standing RIM facilitator with the FNPSS.
 
Michelle will be leading the Records and Information Management Assessment Toolkit: How-to Session. This session will provide participants with an introduction to the RIM Assessment Toolkit.  This self-guided resource supports First Nations in conducting in-house assessments of their existing RIM situation to better understand what is working well, what needs improvement, and where to focus efforts to realize improvements that reflect RIM best practices.
 
Take a look at our agenda and register now: https://ow.ly/2lpO50Q2Cjq

Meet the Speaker: Jamie Sterritt!

Jamie started his career at Klohn-Crippen Consultants in Vancouver, BC, where he became known for involving communities and using technology effectively. In 2005, he began Sa’hetxw Consulting, handling projects from technology and education to community development. He's now an expert in technology and Governance, blending traditional and modern knowledge with passion. He's from the Gitxsan Nation and serves on the Board of Governors for JIBC, FPCC and Creative BC.

Jamie will be leading a session on First Nations Leadership Public Service: Roles and Responsibilities. The session provides participants with a concise exploration of the roles and responsibilities within First Nation governments, helping attendees understand key functions and expectations in the field of governance and administration. This session will be delivered in two parts:

Part One: An overview of the functions and obligations of the Chief and Council and the tools required for the efficient execution of their responsibilities.

Part Two: The collaborative dynamics between the Council and their Administrator in promoting good governance, including understanding the Administrator's varied functions as the sole employee of Council.

View the rest of the agenda and register here: ow.ly/to4750Q1uXl
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Meet the Speaker: Jamie Sterritt!
 
Jamie started his career at Klohn-Crippen Consultants in Vancouver, BC, where he became known for involving communities and using technology effectively. In 2005, he began Sa’hetxw Consulting, handling projects from technology and education to community development. Hes now an expert in technology and Governance, blending traditional and modern knowledge with passion. Hes from the Gitxsan Nation and serves on the Board of Governors for JIBC, FPCC and Creative BC.
 
Jamie will be leading a session on First Nations Leadership Public Service: Roles and Responsibilities. The session provides participants with a concise exploration of the roles and responsibilities within First Nation governments, helping attendees understand key functions and expectations in the field of governance and administration. This session will be delivered in two parts: 

Part One: An overview of the functions and obligations of the Chief and Council and the tools required for the efficient execution of their responsibilities. 

Part Two: The collaborative dynamics between the Council and their Administrator in promoting good governance, including understanding the Administrators varied functions as the sole employee of Council.
 
View the rest of the agenda and register here: https://ow.ly/to4750Q1uXl
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