Post-Secondary

Tailored and Relevant to First Nations Administrations

Building the BC First Nation public service requires solid, accredited post-secondary programs that are tailored and relevant to First Nations administrations.

BC First Nations Public Service Scholarship

LGMA

The FNPSS and the LGMA have a long-standing partnership to collaborate on training and professional development to strengthen and enhance the professional capacity of our respective members so that they may better serve their communities.

The BC First Nations Public Service 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.

Consider donating to the endowment fund. Your donation will help to ensure that Indigenous government professionals have access to the training and professional development they need to make a difference in their communities.

2020 Recipients

Stacie Coutlee and Saul Brown

Internships

Securing meaningful and paid work experience through internships can be an excellent opportunity for First Nations youth to build their public administration and leadership skills before launching their careers. The programs below are not FNPSS-led; however FNPSS works with our partners to support these valuable internship programs.

Indigenous Youth Internship Program (IYIP)

bc governmentThe Indigenous Youth Internship Program (IYIP) provides a 1-year paid internship for up to 25 young Indigenous British Columbians, ages 19 to 29. The program encourages Indigenous youth to consider the BC Public Service and First Nations / Indigenous organizations as a place to pursue a rewarding career. The program helps to support Indigenous youth to develop their leadership skills through work placements. Interns are initially placed with a BC Government ministry for the first 9 months. Following that, the intern is placed with an Indigenous organization for three months (salary still paid by BC Government). For more information on the program, including applying as a Intern or as a First Nation to host an Intern, visit Indigenous Youth Internship Program - Province of British Columbia.

Indigenous Intern Leadership Program (IILP)

The Indigenous Intern Leadership Program (IILP) was created through a collaboration between the BC Assembly of First Nations, the Business Council of BC, and Vancouver Island University (VIU). The IILP matches employers in BC with recent graduates, who self-identify as Indigenous, from 25 recognized BC post-secondary institutions. VIU administers the two-year paid work placement allowing for a rich experience that builds professional capacity and networks, and increases skills and knowledge for all. Graduating students should contact VIU for more information at IIPL@viu.ca.

In the fall of 2020, the federal government in BC became one of the employers in the IILP and welcomes recent graduate and future Indigenous leaders to join the federal public service for a two-year work experience. In the second year of the work experience, interns will have the opportunity to work outside of government for an Indigenous organization or a First Nations Community for at least three months (salary to be covered by the federal government). To learn more about this opportunity to host students for a three-month placement, please contact the BC Federal Council or FNPSS.

Northern Development Trust

Northern Development Initiative Trust, in partnership with the Department of Indigenous Services Canada, has established the First Nations Government Internship Program. The program prepares young people for a career in First Nations government, while supporting capacity building and succession preparation for smaller, Indigenous communities. The internship program provides funding for central and northern First Nations governments or Tribal Councils to host and mentor an intern for a 12-month period starting in May. Visit Northern Development to learn more and to apply.

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Are you a Human Resource (HR) Administrator, Practitioner, Manager from a BC First Nations community? Don't miss out on next week's event "Collaborative Learning Day: Human Resources & the Path Forward"!

Dates: June 29th & 30th, 2021
Times: 9:00 am to 12:00 pm each day
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The FNPSS and the BC Federal Council invites you to a two, half-day Collaborative Learning event, focused on Human Resources and planning for the future. Given the unprecedented challenges over the past year, let’s explore lessons learned, managing today’s transitions, and preparing for the future!

Dates: June 29th & 30th, 2021
Times: 9:00 am to 12:00 pm each day
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Dates: June 29th & 30th, 2021
Times: 9:00 am to 12:00 pm each day
Platform: Zoom

This virtual event is sponsored under the Strengthening Public Service Institutions Initiative.

Registration is now open! 

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The June 23 & 24 Our Gathering, 2021 kexwkexwntsút chet, tə sq̓əq̓ip ct virtual sessions focused on First Nations Administration and Governance start tomorrow. Have you registered?

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Join co-hosts GCIndigenous, BC Assembly of First Nations, First Nations Summit, and UBCIC, with virtual support from #FNPSS, for these two half-day sessions tailored for those working in First Nations administration. Session topics will include: the 10-Year Grant, Professional & Institutional Development (P&ID) Session, ISC client services, and more.

Dates: June 23 & 24, 2021
Times: 8:30am – 12:30pm PDT each day

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The June 23 & 24 Our Gathering, 2021 kexwkexwntsút chet, tə sq̓əq̓ip ct virtual sessions focused on First Nations Administration and Governance start tomorrow. Have you registered?

Visit our website to register, view and download the agenda, and learn more about each session: fnps.ca/og2021.  
 
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Are you a Human Resource (HR) Administrator, Practitioner, Manager from a BC First Nations community?

The FNPSS and the BC Federal Council invites you to a two, half-day Collaborative Learning event, focused on Human Resources and planning for the future. Given the unprecedented challenges over the past year, let’s explore lessons learned, managing today’s transitions, and preparing for the future!

Dates: June 29th & 30th, 2021
Times: 9:00 am to 12:00 pm each day
Platform: Zoom
This virtual event is sponsored under the Strengthening Public Service Institutions Initiative.

Registration is now open!

To learn more: ow.ly/vyDi50Fc4rb

To register: ow.ly/AbCO50Fc4rc

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Are you a Human Resource (HR) Administrator, Practitioner, Manager from a BC First Nations community?  

The FNPSS and the BC Federal Council invites you to a two, half-day Collaborative Learning event, focused on Human Resources and planning for the future. Given the unprecedented challenges over the past year, let’s explore lessons learned, managing today’s transitions, and preparing for the future!

Dates: June 29th & 30th, 2021
Times: 9:00 am to 12:00 pm each day
Platform: Zoom
This virtual event is sponsored under the Strengthening Public Service Institutions Initiative.

Registration is now open! 

To learn more: http://ow.ly/vyDi50Fc4rb

To register: http://ow.ly/AbCO50Fc4rc

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Registration is now open for the June 23 & 24 Our Gathering, 2021 kexwkexwntsút chet, tə sq̓əq̓ip ct virtual sessions focused on First Nations Administration and Governance.

Join co-hosts GCIndigenous, BC Assembly of First Nations, First Nations Summit, and UBCIC, with virtual support from #FNPSS, for these two half-day sessions tailored for those working in First Nations administration. Session topics will include: the 10-Year Grant, Professional & Institutional Development (P&ID) Session, ISC client services, and more.

Dates: June 23 & 24, 2021
Times: 8:30am – 12:30pm PDT each day

Visit our website to learn more about session topics and to register now: fnps.ca/og2021/

#RegisterNow #OurGathering2021 #JoinUs
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Registration is now open for the June 23 & 24 Our Gathering, 2021 kexwkexwntsút chet, tə sq̓əq̓ip ct virtual sessions focused on First Nations Administration and Governance.

Join co-hosts GCIndigenous, BC Assembly of First Nations, First Nations Summit, and UBCIC, with virtual support from #FNPSS, for these two half-day sessions tailored for those working in First Nations administration. Session topics will include: the 10-Year Grant, Professional & Institutional Development (P&ID) Session, ISC client services, and more. 

Dates: June 23 & 24, 2021
Times: 8:30am – 12:30pm PDT each day

Visit our website to learn more about session topics and to register now: https://fnps.ca/og2021/

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I am not a supporter of Organization that are Federally Funded . Not different than federal elected Indian Act Chiefs n Councils . All are under the policies who they are funded under .

Is this for administrators/staff only or is there spots for interested community members who are not employed by the Band office?

Let’s go Yow!

Teach people to treat their members equally

That looks like some excellent programming!

Francis Frank Saya Masso

I'm a 60 scoop survivor, when are we going to recognized by our band as members? Band funding access??services?? All I have is a status card

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