Scholarships

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 ‘Hazil’hba Brown

Stacie Coutlee

Stacie is from the Upper Nicola Band, a community located within the Nicola Valley. She recently completed her EMBA in Indigenous Business Leadership with Simon Fraser University. This program is the only accredited MBA program in North America addressing Indigenous business, economic development, and entrepreneurship.

Prior to the EMBA, she did not have an undergrad; however, was accepted into the program due to 25+ years of experience with an Aboriginal Financial Institution such as All Nations Trust Company and Community Futures Development Corporation of Central Interior First Nation. As a single mom, she is continually grateful to former employers and mentors who provided her the opportunity to grow. In sharing their knowledge and experience, it allowed Stacie to grasp her mission for knowledge. This method allowed her to work her way up the corporate ladder. Her education will further increase her growth by enhancing relationships with stakeholders, British Columbia, and Canadian governments.

Her current role within CFDC of CIFN, allows her to assist the organization in the administration of an Investment Readiness Program. The objectives include preparedness for a loan portfolio growth and a diversification of lending into new areas such as innovation projects, improve investment readiness to participate in Indigenous Growth Fund.

Saul Brown

Saul is from both the Nuu-chah-nulth and Heiltsuk Nations. He is a student of Heiltsuk Gvi’ilas (laws) and governance. As food sovereigntist, he sees the intrinsic value and necessity of giving effect to Heiltsuk laws out on the water and land. He has worked with elders, knowledge keepers, government officials, and community members from different Nations on numerous initiatives with the intent of breathing life into Indigenous law in the contemporary. Saul has a degree in Political Science and is the former negotiator for the Heiltsuk reconciliation process and has worked as governance advisor for First Nations across the province. He is currently a governance advisor to both the Heiltsuk Nation and Tla-o-qui-aht Nation and a second year law student at the University of Victoria.

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Last chance to register! The MTA starts on Monday, October 18th, don't miss your chance to sign up!

Register now! Click here for more information and to register: https://t.co/27X3MeX7Ib or reach out to us at info@fnps.ca.

This is a reminder to register now for the FNPSS Human Resources Management Training Academy (MTA). The MTA starts on Monday, October 18th, don't miss your chance to sign up!

For more information and to register: https://t.co/27X3MeX7Ib or contact us at info@fnps.ca

Only a few days left to apply!

Deadline: Friday, October 15th, 2021

To apply visit the FNPSS https://t.co/4apo6fEW6x or LGMA website https://t.co/uEVAOu8vmY. If you have any questions, contact us at info@fnps.ca

#FNPSS #Scholarship #BCFirstNations #LGMA #ApplyNow

Foundations in Leadership for Administrators and Chief & Council Part I – Leading Self

To register & learn more, visit: https://t.co/bopSRHojpB

Deadline: October 25th, 2021*

*Those registering before October 15th are eligible to receive a FNPSS notebook as a training gift.

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Last chance to register! The MTA starts on Monday, October 18th, don't miss your chance to sign up!

Join us for three virtual half-days over Zoom that will provide training to support participants in developing an HR plan that reinforces the current and future direction of their Nation or community.

Participants will learn about best practices in HR plan development, SWOT analysis, recruitment, performance management, plan monitoring, evaluation, and more. Additionally, participants will hear from Legal, Federal, and Provincial representatives regarding legislation relevant to Human Resources work, including updates on COVID-19 specific information.

Dates: October 18, 20, & 27, 2021
Time: 9:00 am – 12:30pm PDT (each day)
Facilitator: Tanya Thomas, MBA – Senior Manager, HR, Williams Lake First Nation
Price: $185 (includes all three half-day sessions)
Who should attend?: BC First Nations: Band Administrators, HR Managers or other Management Staff.

Register now! Click here for more information and to register: ow.ly/wEmh50GspwG

For more information on FNPSS’ MTAs, visit our website at ow.ly/jhXp50GspwH or reach out to us at info@fnps.ca.
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Last chance to register! The MTA starts on Monday, October 18th, dont miss your chance to sign up! 

Join us for three virtual half-days over Zoom that will provide training to support participants in developing an HR plan that reinforces the current and future direction of their Nation or community.

Participants will learn about best practices in HR plan development, SWOT analysis, recruitment, performance management, plan monitoring, evaluation, and more. Additionally, participants will hear from Legal, Federal, and Provincial representatives regarding legislation relevant to Human Resources work, including updates on COVID-19 specific information.

Dates: October 18, 20, & 27, 2021
Time: 9:00 am – 12:30pm PDT (each day)
Facilitator: Tanya Thomas, MBA – Senior Manager, HR, Williams Lake First Nation
Price: $185 (includes all three half-day sessions)
Who should attend?: BC First Nations: Band Administrators, HR Managers or other Management Staff.

Register now! Click here for more information and to register: http://ow.ly/wEmh50GspwG

For more information on FNPSS’ MTAs, visit our website at http://ow.ly/jhXp50GspwH or reach out to us at info@fnps.ca.

This is a reminder to register now for the FNPSS Human Resources Management Training Academy (MTA)!

The MTA starts on Monday, October 18th, don't miss your chance to sign up!

Join us for three virtual half-days over Zoom that will provide training to support participants in developing an HR plan that reinforces the current and future direction of their Nation or community.

Participants will learn about best practices in HR plan development, SWOT analysis, recruitment, performance management, plan monitoring, evaluation, and more. Additionally, participants will hear from Legal, Federal, and Provincial representatives regarding legislation relevant to Human Resources work, including updates on COVID-19 specific information.

Dates: October 18, 20, & 27, 2021
Time: 9:00 am – 12:30pm PDT (each day)
Facilitator: Tanya Thomas, MBA – Senior Manager, HR, Williams Lake First Nation
Price: $185 (includes all three half-day sessions)
Who should attend?: BC First Nations: Band Administrators, HR Managers or other Management Staff.

Register now! Click here for more information and to register: ow.ly/xd6D50Gmn9N

For more information on FNPSS’ MTAs, visit our website at ow.ly/G8hI50Gmn9O or reach out to us at info@fnps.ca.
... See MoreSee Less

This is a reminder to register now for the FNPSS Human Resources Management Training Academy (MTA)! 

The MTA starts on Monday, October 18th, dont miss your chance to sign up! 

Join us for three virtual half-days over Zoom that will provide training to support participants in developing an HR plan that reinforces the current and future direction of their Nation or community.

Participants will learn about best practices in HR plan development, SWOT analysis, recruitment, performance management, plan monitoring, evaluation, and more. Additionally, participants will hear from Legal, Federal, and Provincial representatives regarding legislation relevant to Human Resources work, including updates on COVID-19 specific information.

Dates: October 18, 20, & 27, 2021
Time: 9:00 am – 12:30pm PDT (each day)
Facilitator: Tanya Thomas, MBA – Senior Manager, HR, Williams Lake First Nation
Price: $185 (includes all three half-day sessions)
Who should attend?: BC First Nations: Band Administrators, HR Managers or other Management Staff.

Register now! Click here for more information and to register: http://ow.ly/xd6D50Gmn9N

For more information on FNPSS’ MTAs, visit our website at http://ow.ly/G8hI50Gmn9O or reach out to us at info@fnps.ca.

Only a few days left! Don't miss your chance to apply!

Deadline: Friday, October 15, 2021

To learn more about the scholarship view the post below, and to apply please visit the FNPSS ow.ly/iPfq50GieXY or the LGMA website ow.ly/70lf50GieXX

If you have any questions, please contact us at info@fnps.ca

#FNPSS #Scholarship #ApplyNow #BCFirstNations #LGMA*DEADLINE EXTENDED*

The deadline for the scholarship has been extended! Don’t miss your chance to apply!

Deadline: October 15th, 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.

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/iPfq50GieXY or the LGMA website ow.ly/70lf50GieXX

If you have any questions, please contact us at info@fnps.ca

#FNPSS #Scholarship #ApplyNow #BCFirstNations #LGMA
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Only a few days left! Dont miss your chance to apply! 

Deadline: Friday, October 15, 2021

To learn more about the scholarship view the post below, and to apply please visit the FNPSS http://ow.ly/iPfq50GieXY or the LGMA website http://ow.ly/70lf50GieXX

If you have any questions, please contact us at info@fnps.ca

#FNPSS #Scholarship #ApplyNow #BCFirstNations #LGMA

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!

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

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

Registration Deadline: October 25th, 2021*

*Those registering before October 15th are eligible to receive a FNPSS notebook as a training gift.
... See MoreSee Less

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!

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

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

Registration Deadline: October 25th, 2021*

*Those registering before October 15th are eligible to receive a FNPSS notebook as a training gift.

*DEADLINE EXTENDED*

The deadline for the scholarship has been extended! Don’t miss your chance to apply!

Deadline: October 15th, 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.

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/iPfq50GieXY or the LGMA website ow.ly/70lf50GieXX

If you have any questions, please contact us at info@fnps.ca

#FNPSS #Scholarship #ApplyNow #BCFirstNations #LGMA
... See MoreSee Less

*DEADLINE EXTENDED*

The deadline for the scholarship has been extended! Don’t miss your chance to apply!

Deadline: October 15th, 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.

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/iPfq50GieXY or the LGMA website http://ow.ly/70lf50GieXX

If you have any questions, please contact us at info@fnps.ca

#FNPSS #Scholarship #ApplyNow #BCFirstNations #LGMA

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