Privacy and Security Statement

FIRST NATIONS PUBLIC SERVICE SECRETARIAT

Note: The First Nations Public Service Secretariat (“FNPSS”) is an initiative of the First Nations Summit Society (“FNSS”), which is the funding and administrative arm of the First Nations Summit.

Terms of Service

This is the FNPSS Terms of Service (“Terms”).

Please read these Terms completely. Our web site https://fnps.ca/ is owned and operated by the FNSS. These Terms document the legally binding terms and conditions attached to the use of this FNPSS web site (“Site”).

By using or accessing the Site in any way, viewing or browsing the Site, or adding your own content to the Site, you are agreeing to be bound by these Terms.

Intellectual Property

The Site and all of its original content are the sole property of the FNSS and are, as such, fully protected by the appropriate international copyright and other intellectual property rights laws. The Site may contain artwork, audio, graphics, images, pictures, text, video, pictures and other materials (“Content”).

Disclaimer

The Site and its Content are provided “as is”. The Content is believed to be accurate when it was posted on the Site. However, the Content may not be accurate, complete or current. The FNSS makes no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, as to the Content or the operation of this Site.

Limitation of Liability

The FNSS and its staff, management, agents, consultants, service providers or volunteers are not liable to you or any other party for any damages of any kind including, without limitation, direct, indirect, special, consequential or incidental damages, lost profits, business interruption or other damages arising directly or indirectly from your use of the Site or the Content.

Links to Other Websites

Our Site does contain a number of links to other websites and online resources that are not owned or controlled by the FNSS.

FNSS has no control over, and therefore FNSS does not assume any liability or responsibility for, the content or general practices of any of these third party sites and/or services. Therefore, we strongly advise you to read the entire terms and conditions and privacy policy of any site that you visit as a result of following a link that is posted on our Site. All links provided by the FNSS are for your convenience only.

Changes to these Terms

The FNSS reserves the right to modify these Terms at any time without notice. We do so by posting and drawing attention to the updated terms on the Site. Your decision to continue to visit and make use of our Site after such changes have been made constitutes your formal acceptance of the new Terms.

Therefore, we ask that you check and review these Terms for such changes on an occasional basis. Should you not agree to any provision of these Terms or any changes we make to this Terms, we ask and advise that you do not use or continue to access the Site immediately.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about these Terms, please feel free to contact us via email at info@fnps.ca.

Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy sets out how and why the FNSS collects, uses and discloses information, including personal information on this web site.

Personal Information

“Personal Information” means any information, recorded in any form, about an identified individual or an individual whose identity may be inferred or determined from such information, other than business contact information. Business contact information is: name, title, business address, business telephone and fax numbers and e-mail addresses.

This Privacy Policy will notify you of the following:

  • What Personal Information is collected from you through the web site, how Personal Information is used and with whom it may be disclosed;
  • What choices are available to you regarding the use of your Personal Information;
  • The reasonable security procedures in place to protect your Personal Information; and
  • How you can correct any errors or omissions in your Personal Information.

Information Collection, Use, and Sharing

The FNSS collects Personal Information that would be considered reasonable in the circumstances in order to:

  • Provide products, services or information;
  • Comply with any legal or regulatory requirement; and
  • Such other purposes consistent with the foregoing purposes.

We are the sole owners of the information collected on this Site.

We do not sell, rent or trade Personal Information to anyone.

We will use your information to respond to you, regarding the reason you contacted us. We will not share your information with any third party outside of our organization, other than as necessary to fulfill your request or as required by law.

Consent

Unless permitted by law, we collect no Personal Information, without first obtaining the consent of the individual concerned to the collection, use and dissemination of that information. However, the FNSS may seek consent to use and disclose Personal Information after it has been collected in those cases where the FNSS wishes to use the information for a purpose not identified in this Privacy Policy or not previously identified or for which the individual concerned has not previously consented. In the event an individual, who provides information to the FNSS, does not indicate his or her consent, the submission of the information to the FNSS is evidence of the consent of an applicant to the use of his or her personal information for these purposes.

Disclosure of Personal Information

The FNSS may release Personal Information, which is not already public, when the FNSS believes, in good faith, when it is reasonably necessary to:

  • Comply with any legal or regulatory requirement;
  • Protect the legal rights, property or safety of the FNSS and its staff, management, agents, consultants, service providers or volunteers; or
  • Provide you a product, service or information.

The FNSS may provide aggregate statistics about this web site’s operation to third parties, but these statistics will not have personally identifying information. Where the FNSS discloses Personal Information to organizations that perform services on the FNSS’ behalf, the FNSS will require those service providers to use such information solely for the purposes of providing services to the person concerned or the FNSS and to have appropriate safeguards for the protection of your Personal Information. 

Where obliged or permitted to disclose information without consent, the FNSS will not disclose more Personal Information than is required.

Accuracy and Retention of Personal Information

The FNSS takes reasonable steps to ensure that any Personal Information provided to the FNSS and in the FNSS’ possession is as accurate, current and complete as necessary for the purposes for which the FNSS uses that information. If the FNSS becomes aware that Personal Information is inaccurate, incomplete or out of date, the FNSS will revise the Personal Information and, if necessary, use the FNSS’ best efforts to inform third parties which were provided with inaccurate information so that those third parties may also correct their records.

The FNSS retains Personal Information only as long as it is required for the reasons it was collected. When Personal Information is no longer required by the FNSS, FNSS will employ reasonable methods to destroy, delete, erase or convert that Personal Information into an anonymous form.

Protection of Personal Information

The FNSS takes reasonable steps to maintain appropriate security so as to prevent any loss, misuse, unauthorized access, disclosure, or modification of Personal Information. The FNSS also takes these reasonable steps regarding disposal or destruction of Personal Information. 

From time to time, the FNSS audits the FNSS’ information management practices and security procedures to ensure compliance with this Privacy Policy.

Access To Personal Information

The FNSS permits the reasonable right of access and review of Personal Information held. The FNSS will use best efforts to provide the information requested within a reasonable time and no later than 30 days following the Personal Information request. Where Personal Information will not or cannot be disclosed, the individual making the request will be provided with the reasons for non-disclosure. 

To visit the FNPSS web site, you do not have to reveal any individually identifiable information, such as name, address, or telephone number.

In browsing the Internet, you will encounter “cookies”. Cookies are small pieces of information stored by your computer browser that give information about you and your computer. The FNSS uses cookies to provide you with information, to improve access to web sites, to improve the content of the FNPSS web site and to collect aggregate statistical information. If you do not wish to accept cookies, you can configure your browser to refuse cookies or to alert you when cookies are being sent.

This web site may contain links to other web sites. The FNSS is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of these web sites.

Revision to the Privacy Policy

Our Privacy Policy may be revised and changed change from time to time and all updates will be posted on this page.

The principal place in which the FNSS holds Personal Information is the City of West Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

If you have any questions or concerns about this Privacy Policy, please contact us via email: info@fnps.ca.

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Foundations in Leadership for Administrators and Chief & Council Part I – Leading Self
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To register and learn more, visit https://t.co/j5haTrWkhy by October 15th, 2021.

This is a reminder to register now for tomorrow's Chief & Council session!

September 9, 2021: 10:30am to 12:00pm pm PS

Please visit our website to register https://t.co/kMlHvQHTIp. If you have any questions about the dialogue process, please email info@fnps.ca.

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Foundations in Leadership for Administrators and Chief & Council Part I – Leading Self
*Back by Popular Demand!*

Are you a new, seasoned, or aspiring administrator or elected leader hoping to take your leadership skills to the next level? If so, this training is designed for you!

The leadership series features six 2.5-hour interactive online training sessions (Tuesdays from 9:00-11:30am on October 26, November 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30) developed by a First Nations advisory group and Laara Yaghujaanas, an Indigenous governance specialist. The sessions in the first part – “Leading Self” – of this three-part series build on one another and focus on the following topics:

- Leading Self
- Team Development
- Conflict Management
- Systems Thinking
- Organizational Development
- Strategic Planning

To register and to learn more, visit ow.ly/NDKI30rTxwU by October 15th, 2021.
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Foundations in Leadership for Administrators and Chief & Council Part I – Leading Self
*Back by Popular Demand!*

Are you a new, seasoned, or aspiring administrator or elected leader hoping to take your leadership skills to the next level? If so, this training is designed for you!

The leadership series features six 2.5-hour interactive online training sessions (Tuesdays from 9:00-11:30am on October 26, November 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30) developed by a First Nations advisory group and Laara Yaghujaanas, an Indigenous governance specialist. The sessions in the first part – “Leading Self” – of this three-part series build on one another and focus on the following topics:

- Leading Self
- Team Development
- Conflict Management
- Systems Thinking
- Organizational Development
- Strategic Planning

To register and to learn more, visit  http://ow.ly/NDKI30rTxwU by October 15th, 2021.

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This is a reminder to register now for tomorrow's Chief & Council session!

September 9, 2021: 10:30am to 12:00pm pm PS

In May and June of this year, we invited BC First Nations Band Administrators to participate in online dialogue sessions about the ways that FNPSS can support First Nations to strengthen their administration and governance capacity.

This upcoming Chief & Council session will review what we heard from Band Administrators in May and June and provide an additional opportunity to hear from leadership and to build on what we learned during our previous sessions.

Please visit our website to register for an engagement session ow.ly/qw8Y50G6yaO. If you have any questions about the dialogue process, please email info@fnps.ca.

Thank you in advance for sharing your time, experience, and knowledge to help guide the work of FNPSS and help us ensure we are providing the most relevant and needed capacity support to BC First Nation administrations.
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This is a reminder to register now for tomorrows Chief & Council session! 

September 9, 2021: 10:30am to 12:00pm pm PS

In May and June of this year, we invited BC First Nations Band Administrators to participate in online dialogue sessions about the ways that FNPSS can support First Nations to strengthen their administration and governance capacity. 

This upcoming Chief & Council session will review what we heard from Band Administrators in May and June and provide an additional opportunity to hear from leadership and to build on what we learned during our previous sessions.

Please visit our website to register for an engagement session http://ow.ly/qw8Y50G6yaO. If you have any questions about the dialogue process, please email info@fnps.ca. 

Thank you in advance for sharing your time, experience, and knowledge to help guide the work of FNPSS and help us ensure we are providing the most relevant and needed capacity support to BC First Nation administrations.

There’s still time to apply for the BC First Nations Public Service Scholarship!

Deadline: September 30, 2021

This scholarship aims to provide support for Indigenous professionals to access training related to the administration or management of public services in their First Nation government. The scholarship is valid for one year in the amount of up to $1,500 and will be provided to the successful candidate as a voucher to the specified post-secondary institution upon proof of registration. Two scholarships will be awarded in 2021.

The scholarship was first awarded in 2020 to Stacie Coutlee and Saul ‘Hazil’hba’ Brown. To learn more about our winners from 2020, please visit our website: ow.ly/AcFB50G3qn8

Eligibility: The BC First Nations Public Service Scholarship is open to Indigenous applicants working in a non-elected role in any BC First Nation government.

Applicants must be enrolled in full or part-time study in an accredited post-secondary course or program. Please note that preference will be given applicants working towards a diploma, certificate or degree. The course or program may be offered online or in-person.

Area(s) of study must be related to the administration or management of core public services in First Nations government.

To learn more about the scholarship and to apply please visit the FNPSS ow.ly/3dtL50G3qn9 LGMA website ow.ly/jBTV50G3qn7 .
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There’s still time to apply for the BC First Nations Public Service Scholarship!

Deadline: September 30, 2021

This scholarship aims to provide support for Indigenous professionals to access training related to the administration or management of public services in their First Nation government. The scholarship is valid for one year in the amount of up to $1,500 and will be provided to the successful candidate as a voucher to the specified post-secondary institution upon proof of registration. Two scholarships will be awarded in 2021.

The scholarship was first awarded in 2020 to Stacie Coutlee and Saul ‘Hazil’hba’ Brown. To learn more about our winners from 2020, please visit our website: http://ow.ly/AcFB50G3qn8

Eligibility: The BC First Nations Public Service Scholarship is open to Indigenous applicants working in a non-elected role in any BC First Nation government. 

Applicants must be enrolled in full or part-time study in an accredited post-secondary course or program. Please note that preference will be given applicants working towards a diploma, certificate or degree. The course or program may be offered online or in-person. 

Area(s) of study must be related to the administration or management of core public services in First Nations government.

To learn more about the scholarship and to apply please visit the FNPSS http://ow.ly/3dtL50G3qn9 LGMA website http://ow.ly/jBTV50G3qn7 .

There's less than a week left to put in your Expression of Interest to host an Indigenous intern! Apply now!

Deadline: August 31, 2021!

For more information, please visit our website: ow.ly/3GYF50FRuxW...

The Expression of interest form and Intern profiles can be found here: ow.ly/1TH650FRuxY

If you require support in completing the Expression of Interest, please contact Amory Adrian at 604-341-0017 or aadrian@fnps.ca

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Expressions of Interest are now being sought for fall 2021 Intern placements. As an important component of federal participation in the Indigenous Intern Leadership Program (IILP), interns will be placed for three months with a First Nation community or Indigenous organization while their salary continues to be covered by the federal government. If you are able to provide supervision and a meaningful project/role for an intern, please complete an Expression of Interest form and email the completed form to info@fnps.ca.

The Indigenous Intern Leadership Program was created through a collaboration between the BC Assembly of First Nations, the BC Business Council, and Vancouver Island University (VIU). Interns are recent graduates, who self-identify as Indigenous, from 25 recognized BC post-secondary institutions. Further information on the IILP may be found through the VIU website.
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Theres less than a week left to put in your Expression of Interest to host an Indigenous intern! Apply now! 

Deadline: August 31, 2021!

For more information, please visit our website: http://ow.ly/3GYF50FRuxW...

The Expression of interest form and Intern profiles can be found here: http://ow.ly/1TH650FRuxY 

If you require support in completing the Expression of Interest, please contact Amory Adrian at 604-341-0017 or aadrian@fnps.ca

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Expressions of Interest are now being sought for fall 2021 Intern placements. As an important component of federal participation in the Indigenous Intern Leadership Program (IILP), interns will be placed for three months with a First Nation community or Indigenous organization while their salary continues to be covered by the federal government. If you are able to provide supervision and a meaningful project/role for an intern, please complete an Expression of Interest form and email the completed form to info@fnps.ca. 

The Indigenous Intern Leadership Program was created through a collaboration between the BC Assembly of First Nations, the BC Business Council, and Vancouver Island University (VIU). Interns are recent graduates, who self-identify as Indigenous, from 25 recognized BC post-secondary institutions. Further information on the IILP may be found through the VIU website.

This is a reminder to register now for tomorrow's session!

The First Nations Public Service Secretariat (FNPSS) is hosting Chief & Council engagement sessions in August and September of this year.

August 24, 2021: 10:30am to 12:00pm PST

Can't make it tomorrow? Register for our next session!
September 9, 2021: 10:30am to 12:00pm pm PST

In May and June of this year, we invited BC First Nations Band Administrators to participate in online dialogue sessions about the ways that FNPSS can support First Nations to strengthen their administration and governance capacity.

These upcoming Chief & Council sessions will review what we heard from Band Administrators in May and June and provide an additional opportunity to hear from leadership and to build on what we learned during our previous sessions.

Please visit our website to register for an engagement session ow.ly/lEZC50FWCVj. If you have any questions about the dialogue process, please email info@fnps.ca.

Thank you in advance for sharing your time, experience, and knowledge to help guide the work of FNPSS and help us ensure we are providing the most relevant and needed capacity support to BC First Nation administrations.
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This is a reminder to register now for tomorrows session! 

The First Nations Public Service Secretariat (FNPSS) is hosting Chief & Council engagement sessions in August and September of this year.  

August 24, 2021: 10:30am to 12:00pm PST

Cant make it tomorrow? Register for our next session! 
September 9, 2021: 10:30am to 12:00pm pm PST

In May and June of this year, we invited BC First Nations Band Administrators to participate in online dialogue sessions about the ways that FNPSS can support First Nations to strengthen their administration and governance capacity. 

These upcoming Chief & Council sessions will review what we heard from Band Administrators in May and June and provide an additional opportunity to hear from leadership and to build on what we learned during our previous sessions.

Please visit our website to register for an engagement session http://ow.ly/lEZC50FWCVj. If you have any questions about the dialogue process, please email info@fnps.ca. 

Thank you in advance for sharing your time, experience, and knowledge to help guide the work of FNPSS and help us ensure we are providing the most relevant and needed capacity support to BC First Nation administrations.
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