The Local Government Management Association (LGMA) and FNPSS are collaborating to develop either a short educational workshop or knowledge sharing webinar (format TBD) on successful partnerships and relationships among First Nations and Local Governments. This project aims to encourage and support partnership building/relationship building among local and First Nations governments in BC by highlighting best practices and lessons learned from successful partnerships from which other local governments and First Nations can learn. LGMA and FNPSS are seeking collaborators who are interested in telling their stories and highlighting the key elements that contributed to a successful partnership arrangement. This idea is still fluid, and if your First Nation or Local Government would like to get involved, we want to hear from you!
The timeline for the initial session is late Spring or Summer 2022. However, additional opportunities are anticipated for later dates as well.
Examples could be from any area relevant to First Nations and Local Governments such as collaborative governance, land and resource co-management, and economic development, including projects around infrastructure construction, emergency management, land use planning, committee structures, protocols, MOUs, recreation, etc.
If you are interested in highlighting your joint partnership, please send an email describing your partnership (300 words max) to email@example.com by January 31, 2022.