FNPSS Webinars

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Join FNPSS for Webinar Wednesdays, featuring speakers on topics of current interest and relevance to BC First Nations administrators and leaders. These 45-minute webinars are based on First Nation to First Nation learning and are a key element of the FNPSS Mentorship Network. Current webinars relate to the COVID-19 pandemic and include a moderated Q&A. If you miss the live webinars, you can view the recordings below or on the FNPSS YouTube.

Join the First Nations Administrators Network Facebook Group to ask questions, post requests for speakers and topics, and/or share best practices from your community.

UPCOMING WEBINARS

First Nation to First Nation Learning Webinars

June 3rd – Reconciliation in a Time of Uncertainty

Wednesday, June 3rd, at 11:00 AM

Join Dr. Robert Joseph, Hereditary Chief of the Gwawaenuk First Nation and renowned peace-builder and advocate for reconciliation, for a webinar on “Reconciliation in a Time of Uncertainty”. This 45-minute session will include a presentation from Chief Joseph on the impacts of COVID-19 on reconciliation in Canada and the opportunities emerging from this crisis for new ways of working and being together.

Registration Details: This event requires pre-registration. Once you have submitted your registration at https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_41For_TVRh-TNNojgaWHmQ, you will receive a confirmation email with a link to join the webinar.

Informational Town Hall Webinars

Registration information coming soon!

Partner Webinars and Training

COVID-19 Impact Forum: Moving Forward

Indigenous Businesses and Economic Development Corporations

Thursday May 28th, 2020

AFOA BC is hosting a follow-up forum to provide you with some tools and direction as we all move forward during this time.

The panel will provide updates on what funding and support is currently available, how to access the funds you’re eligible for and allow you to speak directly with the experts that provide these supports.

Learn more: https://www.afoabc.org/events/conferences/

Register now! https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIsd-qoqDovHty-OSiYQYB1CS2aL6W4W0nd

“Thanks for hosting these webinars, they are a good resource for sharing & learning to navigate our way through this pandemic” – FNPSS Webinar Participant

PAST WEBINARS

Webinar #18– May 27, 2020: Virtual Engagement and Decision-Making

  • Speakers: Collette Sunday (Upper Nicola Band)

Webinar #17 – May 20, 2020: Food Security During a Pandemic

  • Speakers: Jeneen Hunt (Ditidaht First Nation), Anne Atleo (Ahousaht First Nation), and Milica Nauman (Indigenous Services Canada)

Webinar #16 – May 13, 2020: Communicating with Members During COVID-19

  • Speakers: Melissa Quocksister from Kómoks First Nation and Juanita Lindley from Upper Nicola Band.

Webinar #15 – May 6, 2020: Working Remotely with Staff

  • Speakers: Robin Henry from Namgis First Nation and Cathy Murphy from Fort Nelson First Nation.
    • Presentation Slides: here
    • Webinar Resources:

Webinar #14- Friday, May 1, 2020: ISC BC Region Town Hall # 3 with FNSA and FNESC

  • Speakers: Catherine Lappe, Regional Director General of ISC BC Region, Tyrone McNeil, President of the First Nations Education Steering Committee (FNESC), Edith Loring-Kuhanga, President of the First Nations Schools Association (FNSA), accompanied by representatives of the BC Ministry of Education

Webinar #13 – April 29, 2020: Accessing COVID-19 Supports for First Nations

  • Speakers: Karen Martin and Saverio Desantis, Canada Revenue Agency (CRA), and Mary Leslie, Heiltsuk Nation

Webinar #12 – April 22, 2020: Human Resources in a COVID-19 World

  • Speakers: Roy Spinks, Human Resources Manager at Lytton First Nation and Scott McCann (smccann@harrisco.com), Partner at Harris & Company.
  • Presentation Slides: click here
  • Harris & Co’s Summary of Available Government Programs: click here

Webinar #11 – April 16, 2020: ISC BC Region

  • Speakers: Catherine Lappe (Regional Director General, ISC BC Region), joined by members of the ISC Executive Leadership Team, and the First Nations Health Authority.

Webinar #10 – April 15, 2020: Managing New Economic Realities

  • Speakers: Chief Commissioner Manny Jules, First Nations Tax Commission, and Chief David Jimmie, Squiala First Nation

Webinar #9 – April 8, 2020: First Nations Child and Family Services during the COVID-19 Crisis

  • Speakers: Cheryl Casumer (Executive Task Group, First Nations Summit), Allison Bond (Deputy Minister), and Catherine Lappe (Regional Director General, ISC BC Region)

Webinar #8 – April 8, 2020: Wellness in a Time of Uncertainty

  • Speakers: Babs Stevens, CAO of Skidegate Band Council and Healer, and Sandra Harris, Wet’suwet’en Practitioner.

Webinar #7 – April 6, 2020: Secwepemc Nation’s Economic Impacts due to COVID-19

  • Speakers: Councillor Jeanette Jules (Title and Rights, Legal [Day Scholars, DRI] and Community Services Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc), Greg Booth (Director, Indigenous Economic Opportunity, Secretariat to the Indigenous Investment Council, Innovation and Technology Division, Ministry of Jobs, Economic Development and Competitiveness), Bill Guerin (Associate Regional Director General, Indigenous Services Canada), and David S. Russell (Director, Lands and Economic Development, Indigenous Services Canada)

Webinar #6 – April 3, 2020: Indigenous Services Canada (ISC) Response to COVID-19 for BC First Nations

  • Speakers: Catherine Lappe (Regional Director General, ISC BC Region), joined by members of the ISC Executive Leadership Team, as well as Dr. Shannon McDonald, Deputy Chief Medical Officer with First Nations Health Authority (FNHA).

Webinar #5 – April 2, 2020: BC First Nations Responding to COVID-19

  • Speakers: Byron Louis (Chief, Okanagan Indian Band) & Alison Trenholm (Councillor, Homalco First Nation)

Webinar #4 – March 27, 2020: Indigenous Services Canada (ISC) Response to COVID-19 for BC First Nations

  • Speakers: Bill Guerin (Associate Regional Director General, ISC BC Region) & Leah George-Wilson (Co-Chair of the First Nations Summit and Chief of Tsleil-Waututh Nation)

Webinar #3 – March 26, 2020: BC First Nations Responding to COVID-19

  • Speakers: Chris Derickson (Chief, Westbank First Nation) & Erik Blaney (Emergency Planning Advisor, Naut’sa mawt Tribal Council)

Webinar #2 – March 25, 2020: BC First Nations Responding to COVID-19

  • Speakers: Rob Bullock (Band Administrator, Ahousaht First Nation) & Collette Sunday (Band Administrator, Upper Nicola Band)

Webinar #1 – March 20, 2020: BC First Nations Responding to COVID-19

  • Speakers: Sandra Olson (Chief Executive Officer, Nak’azdli Whut’en) & Deanna George (Councillor, Tsleil-Waututh Nation)

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Thursday, June 18th, 2020

Save the Date for the FNPSS "Managing New Realities" Virtual Learning and Discussion Forum!

REGISTRATION INFORMATION COMING SOON!

Reminder to register for this week’s webinar!

Wednesday, June 3rd, at 11:00 AM
Reconciliation in a Time of Uncertainty

Registration Details: This event requires pre-registration. https://t.co/1QpUrIOzy0, you will receive a confirmation email with a link to join the webinar.

LGMA Scholarship applications will open June 1, 2020. To support the learning, leadership and growth of local government professionals, the LGMA offers a variety of scholarships to be awarded in 2020. Review the 2020 Scholarship Brochure for information: https://t.co/pb6DkEX2pQ

Wednesday, June 3rd, at 11:00 AM

Join Dr. Robert Joseph, Hereditary Chief of the Gwawaenuk First Nation & renowned peace-builder and advocate for reconciliation, for a webinar on "Reconciliation in a Time of Uncertainty".

Register now! https://t.co/1QpUrIOzy0

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Communicating with Members During COVID-19

Wednesday, May 13th, at 11:00 AM
Join Melissa Quoksister from Kómoks First Nation and Juanita Lindley from Upper Nicola Band for a webinar on "Communicating with Members During COVID-19". This 45-minute session will include short presentations outlining communications challenges arising from COVID-19, as well as best practices for communicating with members from a distance.
Registration Details: link available in bio!
This webinar is part of FNPSS Webinar Wednesdays, which features speakers on topics of current interest and relevance to BC First Nations administrators and leaders. These sessions are based on First Nation to First Nation learning and are a key element of the FNPSS Mentorship Network.
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We’re excited to announce the schedule for our upcoming Webinar Wednesday sessions! FNPSS Webinar Wednesdays, feature speakers on topics of current interest and relevance to BC First Nations administrators and leaders. These sessions are based on First Nation to First Nation learning and are a key element of the FNPSS Mentorship Network.

Register now!

Working Remotely with Staff

Wednesday, May 6th, at 11:00 AM

Join Robin Henry from Namgis First Nation and Cathy Murphy from Fort Nelson First Nation for a webinar on "Working Remotely with Staff". This 45-minute session will include short presentations outlining some of the challenges, solutions, and opportunities of working with staff from virtual offices, as well as time for questions from participants.

Visit our website to register (link in bio). Communicating with Members During COVID-19

Wednesday, May 13th, at 11:00 AM
Join Melissa Quoksister from Kómoks First Nation and Juanita Lindley from Upper Nicola Band for a webinar on "Communicating with Members During COVID-19". This 45-minute session will include short presentations outlining communications challenges arising from COVID-19, as well as best practices for communicating with members from a distance.
Visit our website to register (link in bio). #webinarwednesday #capacitybuilding #fnpss
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Working Remotely with Staff

Wednesday, May 6th, at 11:00 AM

Join Robin Henry from 'Namgis First Nation and Cathy Murphy from Fort Nelson First Nation for a webinar on "Working Remotely with Staff". This 45-minute session will include short presentations outlining some of the challenges, solutions, and opportunities of working with staff from virtual offices, as well as time for questions from participants.

Registration Details: This event requires pre-registration (link in bio)

This webinar is part of FNPSS Webinar Wednesdays, which features speakers on topics of current interest and relevance to BC First Nations administrators and leaders. These sessions are based on First Nation to First Nation learning and are a key element of the FNPSS Mentorship Network.

If you missed this week's webinars, the recordings of all our webinars are available on our website and YouTube channel
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Title: Accessing COVID-19 Supports for First Nations
When: Wednesday, April 29th, 11:00 AM
Who: Karen Martin and Saverio Desantis, Canada Revenue Agency (CRA), and Mary Leslie, Heiltsuk Nation
What: This 45-minute session will include a short presentation from each of the speakers on accessing supports for on- and off-reserve BC First Nations during COVID-19 and ideas for moving forward. Presentations will be followed by a moderated discussion.

Registration Details: To register, please visit our website (link in bio) Once you have submitted your registration, you will receive a confirmation email with a link to join the webinar.
This webinar is part of FNPSS Webinar Wednesdays, which features speakers on topics of current interest and relevance to BC First Nations administrators and leaders. These sessions are based on First Nation to First Nation learning and are a key element of the FNPSS Mentorship Network.

ISC BC Region Town Hall # 3 with FNSA and FNESC – Friday, May 1, 2020
Please join FNPSS in welcoming Catherine Lappe, Regional Director General of ISC BC Region, who will be joined by Tyrone McNeil, President of the First Nations Education Steering Committee (FNESC), Edith Loring-Kuhanga, President of the First Nations Schools Association (FNSA), accompanied by representatives of the BC Ministry of Education, to speak about First Nations’ education in BC given the current COVID-19 pandemic. This webinar will be approximately 60 minutes and allow for moderated Q&As from participants.
When: Friday, May 1, 2020 from 11 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
To register for the webinar, please visit our website (link in bio)
Once you have registered, you will receive a confirmation email with a link to join the webinar.

Visit https://fnps.ca/webinars for info on more virtual learning opportunities from FNPSS and our partners.
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Human Resources in a COVID-19 World

When: Wednesday, April 22nd, 11:00AM

Join a First Nation HR specialist and Scott McCann, Partner at Harris & Company, for a webinar on "Human Resources in a COVID-19 World". This 45-minute session will include short presentations outlining the human resource issues (HR) arising from COVID-19 to date and explore how to proceed with managing HR in this uncertain time.

Pre-registration is required. Please visit our website to register (link in bio)
This webinar is part of FNPSS Webinar Wednesdays, which feature speakers on topics of current interest and relevance to BC First Nations administrators and leaders. These sessions are based on First Nation to First Nation learning and are a key element of the FNPSS Mentorship Network.

If you missed last week's webinars, the recordings of all our webinars are available on our website (link in bio)
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Remember to register for this week’s webinars!
If you missed any of our past webinars, the recordings are available on our website (link in bio)
Webinar 1: “Managing New Economic Realities”

When: April 15th at 11:00 AM
On April 15th, we are excited to have Chief Commissioner Manny Jules, First Nations Tax Commission, and Chief David Jimmie, Squiala First Nation, join us for a webinar on “Managing New Economic Realities”. This 45-minute session will include a short presentation from each of the speakers on current and future economic impacts of COVID-19 and how BC First Nations can respond. Presentations will be followed by a moderated discussion.
Title: Managing New Economic Realities
When: Wednesday, April 15th, 11:00 AM
Who: Chief Commissioner Manny Jules, First Nations Tax Commission, and Chief David Jimmie, Squiala First Nation
What: This 45-minute session will include a short presentation from each of the speakers on current and future economic impacts of COVID-19 and how BC First Nations can respond. Presentations will be followed by a moderated discussion.
Registration Details: This event requires pre-registration. Visit our website to register (link in bio)
This webinar is part of FNPSS Webinar Wednesdays, which feature speakers on topics of current interest and relevance to BC First Nations administrators and leaders. These sessions are based on First Nation to First Nation learning and are a key element of the FNPSS Mentorship Network.

Webinar 2: Join FNPSS once again to hear directly from ISC BC Region on what is being done to support communities during the COVID-19 crisis

When: Thursday, April 16 at 10 AM

Catherine Lappe (Regional Director General, ISC BC Region), joined by members of the ISC Executive Leadership Team, and the First Nations Health Authority will again share information related to the Indigenous Community Support Fund, Emergency Management Assistance Program, Income Assistance, and reporting requirement changes. This webinar will be approximately 45 minutes and allow for moderated Q & A from participants.

Registration Details: This event requires pre-registration. Visit our website to register (link in bio)
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