FNPSS Webinars

“Great webinar with experienced administrators – Kukstemc!” – FNPSS Webinar Participant

To stay up to day on future sessions and virtual opportunities, follow us on our social media (@fnpublicservice) or subscribe for our newsletter.

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.

Catch up on the recordings of past FNPSS Webinar Wednesdays and Informational Town Halls on our YouTube channel! 

UPCOMING WEBINARS

Webinar Wednesday

Stay tuned for announcements about our upcoming Webinar Wednesday events!

First Nation to First Nation Learning Webinars

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. For further information, please contact mentorship@fnps.ca.

Registration information coming soon!

Informational Town Hall Webinars

Registration information coming soon!

Partner Webinars and Training

Registration information coming soon!

PAST WEBINARS

Click the included links of all past webinars to access their recorded versions, or visit the FNPSS YouTube channel.

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

Webinar Wednesdays, January 20– “COVID-19 Vaccination: The Realities of Community Roll-Out”
Presentation Material: Dr. Nel Weiman

Town Hall January 14 “First Nations Children and Family Townhall Session”


December 14th – “Tsalik: Squirrel Mind – Too Much Worry and Anxiety”

December 7th – “Transforming our Ways – What can Help?”

November 23rd – “Connection to Life, Land, and the Sacred “

November 30th – “Getting Centered in Big Stress Pandemic Times”

ISC BC Region’s application-based Indigenous Community Support Fund (ICSF) Technical Webinar – for Indigenous organizations – November 12, 2020 12:24 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada

ISC BC Region’s ICSF2 Technical Webinar #2 – November 10, 2020: Members of ISC BC Region’s Executive Leadership Team will provide an update on ISC’s Indigenous Community Support Fund 2, and welcomes the opportunity to hear directly from community Administrators on their matters of importance.

ISC BC Regions’s ICSF2 Technical Webinar #1 – November 6, 2020: ). Members of ISC BC Region’s Executive Leadership Team will provide an update on ISC’s Indigenous Community Support Fund 2, and welcomes the opportunity to hear directly from community Administrators on their matters of importance.

Webinar #26 – November 4, 2020: New Federal COVID-19 Supports – Canada Response Benefits and Changes to Employment Insurance

  • Speakers:
    • Service Canada Community Outreach Liaisons, Brenda Giesbrecht and Dianne Stoesz, and Canada Revenue Agency’s Outreach Manager Karen Martin and Officer Saverio Desantis

Presentation Material: https://spaces.hightail.com/space/7WOzUDUZRW

Webinar #25 – October 6, 2020: Outbreak! Lessons Learned from BC First Nations

  • Speakers:
    • Shannon Alfred: Health and Safety Manager, ‘Namgis First Nation Health Centre
    • Erik Blaney: Fire Chief, Tla’amin Nation
    • Chris Lewis: Spokesperson/Council Member, Squamish Nation Council
    • Kyle Marshall: Director, Emergency Operations Center, Skidegate Band Council

Webinar #24 – September 16, 2020: ISC BC Region Town Hall # 5

  • Speakers:

Indigenous Services Canada (ISC)

  • Catherine Lappe, Regional Director General (604)340-7703
  • Bill Guerin, Associate Regional Director General
  • David Russell, Director Lands and Economic Development,
  • Wendy Rogers, Director Programs and Partnerships
  • Jody Kaden, Director Funding Services

First Nations Health Authority (FNHA)

  • Rick Milone
  • Dr. Shannon McDonald

Webinar #23 – September 2, 2020: Continuing Capital Projects During COVID-19

Webinar #22- July 29, 2020: ISC BC Region Town Hall #4

  • Speakers:
    • Catherine Lappe, Regional Director General of ISC BC Region, and members of the ISC BC Region Executive Leadership Team

Webinar #21 – July 22, 2020: Reopening Offices and Returning to Work

  • Speakers:
    • Robin Henry, ‘Namgis First Nation
    • Siobhan Hutchinson, Federal Labor Program Official
    • Melissa Morden, Federal Labor Program Official

Webinar Resources:

Webinar #20 – June 10, 2020 : Discussion on Community Funding for Wildfires

  • Speakers:
    • Wendy Rogers, Director or Programs and Partnerships (ISC)
    • Duncan Stephen, Manager, Emergency Management (ISC)
    • Jamie Jeffreys, Director of Strategic Engagement (BCWS)
    • Kayla Pepper, Director, Indigenous Community Relations & Partnership Engagement (EMBC)
    • Stephanie Papik, Director, Strategic Integration of Indigenous Knowledge, Cultural Safety and Humility (EMBC)
    • Jeff Eustache, Manager Forest Fuel Management Department (FNESS) 

Webinar #19 – June 3, 2020: Reconciliation in a Time of Uncertainty

  • Speakers: Dr. Robert Joseph, Hereditary Chief of the Gwawaenuk First Nation

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

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 Trauma 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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NVIT is working in partnership with School District 58 to coordinate a series of online guest speaker webinars profiling various careers. Join us February 18 at 12:15PM, for guest speaker Ryan Ward, Head of Planning, Video & Display Sales for Google. Please see bio for more info.

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Partner opportunity: *Request for Expressions of Interest from BC Indigenous Organizations to Host an Indigenous Youth Intern for Summer 2021*

The Indigenous Youth Internship Program is seeking Expressions of Interest from BC Indigenous Organizations that can provide supportive, educational, and meaningful work placements for Indigenous Youth Interns for a three-month period (June 1, 2021 – August 31, 2021). The Intern’s salary is paid by the provincial government during their work placement in the selected BC Indigenous Organizations.

Indigenous Youth Interns have a wide variety of skills and abilities to offer Indigenous Organizations, including:

-youth engagement practices,
-project management,
-research,
-conference and event coordination,
-policy analysis and development,
-strategic planning,
-communications,
-website and manual development,
-community liaison, and
-other specific skill sets based on education and experience.

In addition, Indigenous Youth Interns bring valuable knowledge of provincial government programs and processes based on their nine-month placements in Ministries across government.

The placements in Indigenous Organizations can be special organizational roles that involve work on specific projects or programs, including job shadowing opportunities, meeting, conference, and event coordination/attendance, other developmental opportunities, or a combination of these. Interns are seeking structured placements that offer interesting opportunities to assist, learn, and grow as emerging professionals and leaders.

If your Indigenous organization is interested in hosting an Indigenous Youth Intern this summer, please complete the Expression of Interest 2021 template and email it by March 1, 2021. For detailed information on how to apply, including where to download the Expression of Interest 2021 template, please visit our website at: fnps.ca/request-for-expressions-of-interest-from-bc-indigenous-organizations-to-host-an-indigenou...

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One final reminder to join us for FNPSS & BCFC's Reverse Townhall: How to Best Engage and Consult with First Nations During COVID-19

Date: January 28th, 2021, 12:00pm-12:45pm.

Who should attend: Federal government public servants

Description:
First Nations communities are in the midst of a second wave of the pandemic, which is hitting them harder than the first wave last spring. Yet federal government public servants are faced with the mandate to continue to engage and consult on a variety of programs, policies and initiatives. Hear from Chief Christopher Derickson and Collette Sunday, who will share what the current realities are on the ground for First Nations, and learn about some best practices and respectful approaches to consult and engage in meaningful discussions and initiatives.

Link to learn more and register:
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One final reminder to join us for FNPSS & BCFCs Reverse Townhall: How to Best Engage and Consult with First Nations During COVID-19

Date: January 28th, 2021, 12:00pm-12:45pm.

Who should attend: Federal government public servants 

Description:
First Nations communities are in the midst of a second wave of the pandemic, which is hitting them harder than the first wave last spring. Yet federal government public servants are faced with the mandate to continue to engage and consult on a variety of programs, policies and initiatives. Hear from Chief Christopher Derickson and Collette Sunday, who will share what the current realities are on the ground for First Nations, and learn about some best practices and respectful approaches to consult and engage in meaningful discussions and initiatives.

Link to learn more and register:
https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_6v21JLfCQrSevK6j4w4S_A?&utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=fnpss_upcoming_events_and_opportunities&utm_term=2021-01-21
#RegisterNow #Townhall #JoinUs #FNPSS

Last chance to register and attend our upcoming Human Resources Management MTA Webinar Series that starts TOMORROW!

Are you a BC First Nations Leader, Band Administrator, or Leader? Don't miss out!

This Management Training Academy on Human Resources Management will be delivered once a week over a 3 week period. Day 1 will cover HR foundational topics including Strategic HR Planning and Succession Planning that provide formal processes for building capacity to meet current and future human resource needs. Day 2 will focus on the legal aspects of HR, including the day-to-day legal obligations as an employer, as well as recent changes to legislation due to COVID-19, followed by a talk on promoting health and wellness among staff during the pandemic. Lastly, day 3 will cover the importance of establishing and maintaining effective workplace relationships and managing performance effectively.

Facilitators: Robin Henry, Two Eagles HR Consulting

Dates:
January 27
February 3
February 10
Time: 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM (each day)
Price: $185 (includes all three half-day sessions)

Register now: events.eply.com/ManagementTrainingAcademyMTAHumanResourcesManagement3360979?fbclid=IwAR2l6RB4duGH...
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Last chance to register and attend our upcoming Human Resources Management MTA Webinar Series that starts TOMORROW!

Are you a BC First Nations Leader, Band Administrator, or Leader? Dont miss out!

This Management Training Academy on Human Resources Management will be delivered once a week over a 3 week period. Day 1 will cover HR foundational topics including Strategic HR  Planning and Succession Planning that provide formal processes for building capacity to meet current and future human resource needs. Day 2 will focus on the legal aspects of HR, including the day-to-day legal obligations as an employer, as well as recent changes to legislation due to COVID-19, followed by a talk on promoting health and wellness among staff during the pandemic. Lastly, day 3 will cover the importance of establishing and maintaining effective workplace relationships and managing performance effectively.  

Facilitators: Robin Henry, Two Eagles HR Consulting

Dates: 
January 27
February 3
February 10
Time: 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM (each day)
Price: $185 (includes all three half-day sessions)

Register now: https://events.eply.com/ManagementTrainingAcademyMTAHumanResourcesManagement3360979?fbclid=IwAR2l6RB4duGH_3xzwaAVnd1nQdqbx3-w6boP8CGmYlDuLYVM4VgOA2QQyIc

*Survey for Band Administrators: A First Nations Navigation Tool of Government of Canada Programs and Services*

Knowledge is power! Sharing knowledge is leadership!

Are you a Band Administrator? We need your help building a tool for Band Administrators to better understand and be aware of Government of Canada programs and services for First Nations! And you could win a $100 Visa Gift Card or free FNPSS training for participating!

Complete the survey by Friday, January 29, 2021 to be entered to win a $100 VISA gift card. We thank you in advance for participating.

For more information and to complete this short survey, please visit: fnps.ca/survey-for-band-administrators-we-need-you!
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*Survey for Band Administrators: A First Nations Navigation Tool of Government of Canada Programs and Services*

Knowledge is power! Sharing knowledge is leadership!

Are you a Band Administrator? We need your help building a tool for Band Administrators to better understand and be aware of Government of Canada programs and services for First Nations! And you could win a $100 Visa Gift Card or free FNPSS training for participating!

Complete the survey by Friday, January 29, 2021 to be entered to win a $100 VISA gift card. We thank you in advance for participating.

For more information and to complete this short survey, please visit: https://fnps.ca/survey-for-band-administrators-we-need-you!

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Are you a federal government public servant? Join the BCFC & FNPSS this Thursday, January 28th, at 12:00pm for our newest Reverse Townhall: How to Best Engage and Consult with First Nations During COVID-19.

Link to register is available in our bio.

Description: First Nations communities are in the midst of a second wave of the pandemic, which is hitting them harder than the first wave last spring. Yet federal government public servants are faced with the mandate to continue to engage and consult on a variety of programs, policies and initiatives. Hear from Chief Christopher Derickson and Collette Sunday, who will share what the current realities are on the ground for First Nations, and learn about some best practices and respectful approaches to consult and engage in meaningful discussions and initiatives.

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*Survey for Band Administrators: A First Nations Navigation Tool of Government of Canada Programs and Services*

Knowledge is power! Sharing knowledge is leadership!
Are you a Band Administrator? We need your help building a tool for Band Administrators to better understand and be aware of Government of Canada programs and services for First Nations! And you could win a $100 Visa Gift Card or free FNPSS training for participating!

Complete the survey by Friday, January 29, 2021 to be entered to win a $100 VISA gift card. We thank you in advance for participating.

To complete the short, mobile-friendly, survey, please find the link in our bio or on our website under "Events - News".

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Announcement: *Speaker Added!*
Wednesday, January 20th
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

COVID-19 Vaccination – The Realities of Community Roll-Out

As COVID-19 vaccines become available in British Columbia, remote First Nations are among the first to receive doses for their community members. Join Chief Kevin Peacey from Klahoose First Nation, Mariah Charleson from Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council, Feddie Louie from Tahltan Band Council, and Dr. Nel Wieman from the First Nations Health Authority as they share stories about what has worked, what has been challenging, and what they have learned during the implementation process.

Registration link is located in our 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. For further information, please contact mentorship@fnps.ca.

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Register now to reserve your spot in the upcoming Human Resources Management MTA Webinar Series!

Who Should Attend? BC First Nation Leaders, Band Administrators, and Managers.

This Management Training Academy on Human Resources Management will be delivered once a week over a 3 week period. Day 1 will cover HR foundational topics including Strategic HR Planning and Succession Planning that provides formal processes for building capacity to meet current and future human resource needs. Day 2 will focus on the legal aspects of HR, including the day-to-day legal obligations as an employer, as well as recent changes to legislation due to COVID-19, followed by a talk on promoting health and wellness among staff during the pandemic. Lastly, day 3 will cover the importance of establishing and maintaining effective workplace relationships and managing performance effectively.
Facilitators: Robin Henry, Two Eagles HR Consulting

Dates:
January 27
February 3
February 10
Time: 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM (each day)
Price: $185 (includes all three half-day sessions)

Register now! (link in bio)
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FNPSS Webinar Wednesdays
Wednesday, January 20th
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

COVID-19 Vaccination – The Realities of Community Roll-Out

As COVID-19 vaccines become available in British Columbia, remote First Nations are among the first to receive doses for their community members. Join Chief Kevin Peacey from Klahoose First Nation, Feddie Louie from Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council, and Mariah Charleson from Tahltan Band Council as they share stories around what has worked, what has been challenging, and what they have learned during the implementation process.

Registration Link: (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. For further information, please contact mentorship@fnps.ca

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FNPSS is pleased to announce the opening of registration for the Management Training Academy Webinar Series!

Human Resources Management

Who Should Attend? BC First Nation Leaders, Band Administrators, and Managers.

This Management Training Academy on Human Resources Management will be delivered once a week over a 3 week period. Day 1 will cover HR foundational topics including Strategic HR Planning and Succession Planning that provides formal processes for building capacity to meet current and future human resource needs. Day 2 will focus on the legal aspects of HR, including the day-to-day legal obligations as an employer, as well as recent changes to legislation due to COVID-19, followed by a talk on promoting health and wellness among staff during the pandemic. Lastly, day 3 will cover the importance of establishing and maintaining effective workplace relationships and managing performance effectively.

Facilitators: Robin Henry, Two Eagles HR Consulting

Dates:
January 27
February 3
February 10

Time: 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM (each day)

Price: $185 (includes all three half-day sessions)

Register now: (link in bio)
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FNPSS is pleased to announce the opening of registration for the next two Management Training Academy Webinar Series!

Records and Information Management

Who Should Attend? BC First Nation Leaders, Band Administrators, and Managers.

The RIM MTA will provide participants with an overview of the fundamentals of records and information management (RIM) and why RIM is crucial to your operational success. Day 2 session will show you how to file and classify records, and Day 3 will give you the tools you need to start your RIM program on any budget. Sessions will include networking opportunities, interactive workshops and take-home templates and resources.

Facilitators: Adrienne Morrison, Ken Oldenburger

Date/Time:
February 23 – 9:00 AM-12:00PM (Tuesday)
February 25 – 1:00 PM-4:00 PM (Thursday)
March 2 – 9:00 AM-12:00 PM (Tuesday)

Price: $185 (includes all three half-day sessions)

Register now: (link in bio)
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FNPSS Holiday Webinar: Raising Our Hands

Featuring a live performance from the award-winning Mohawk blues musician Murray Porter!

The First Nations Public Service Secretariat (FNPSS) invites you to a join us for an hour of festive cheer to celebrate the strength and resilience of all of the amazing people and organizations that have been part of our collective journey in 2020. Join us as we reminisce, review achievements, acknowledge supporters, and wish our best to our two new scholarship recipients, all while enjoying live music by Murray Porter and drawing for some great prizes. We look forward to seeing you on December 15th!

When: December 15, 2020 1:30 - 2:30 PM (PST)

Register now!: (link in bio)

While the event is free to attend, we encourage you to make a donation to the First Nations Public Service Scholarship endowment fund at https://www.vancouverfoundation.ca/lgmabc (see 'Donate' button at the bottom of this page). This fund supports professional development training for First Nation individuals working in a BC Band Administration or Band Office.
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FNPSS Holiday Webinar: Raising Our Hands

The First Nations Public Service Secretariat (FNPSS) invites you to a join us for an hour of festive cheer to celebrate the strength and resilience of all of the amazing people and organizations that have been part of our collective journey in 2020. Join us as we reminisce, review achievements, acknowledge supporters, and wish our best to our two new scholarship recipients, all while enjoying live music by Murray Porter and drawing for some great prizes. We look forward to seeing you on December 15th!

When: December 15, 2020 1:30 - 2:30 PM (PST)

Register now: (link in bio)

While the event is free to attend, we encourage you to make a donation to the First Nations Public Service Scholarship endowment fund at https://www.vancouverfoundation.ca/lgmabc (see 'Donate' button at the bottom of this page). This fund supports professional development training for First Nation individuals working in a BC Band Administration or Band Office.
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