Public Administration Focus
First Nations in BC look to FNPSS as a key source of resources related to public administration in First Nations communities and organizations. Below are links to a curated library of resources unique to the FNPSS and to our partners.
Information related to health, financial supports, and emergency response resources gathered from various trusted First Nation and government organizations.
FNPSS webinars feature speakers on topics of current interest, such as COVID-19, and relevance to BC First Nations administrators and leaders. Past webinars are organized into FNPSS’s four core pillars of public service capacity plus special categories, like COVID-19.
Research and Discussion Papers
The FNPSS Policy Development and Implementation Toolkit was developed to support anyone wanting to learn about policy or needing to develop policies within their First Nation.
The Information Management Toolkit for First Nations Government in British Columbia is designed to provide general records and information guidance to staff in the various First Nations government organizations. The publication provides basic principles and fundamental operating processes based on the industry standards and best practices. It also includes the basic records management instruments including a records classification and retention schedule, a model bylaw, as well as samples of forms and practical tips for all aspects of records management. In addition, the toolkit includes Volume 2, with daily record keeping procedures and routines designed for the staff person who is designated to manage records.
It is important to note that this toolkit and its appendices are provided here for free use with the proviso that the contents as they appear are out of date (2010) and subject to revision. The FNPSS is planning to update the toolkit in the near future.