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UPCOMING WEBINARS

First Nation to First Nation Learning Webinars

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Informational Town Hall Webinars

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Partner Webinars and Training

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PAST WEBINARS

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

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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Check out the updated FNPSS and BCFC At-A-Glance one-pagers that outline useful supports & resources available on key topics related to COVID-19.

Visit our website to view & download the updated resources: https://t.co/VGdPBP9Cjc

Call for Indigenous people for a new internship program working in museums! Developed by Musqueam, @MOA_UBC, @SLCCWhistler, @HaidaMuseum, @UmistaCentre, @NNTCtribal, and Coqualeetza Education Training Centre.
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Please contact info@fnps.ca for more information or to find out how to get youth in your community involved.

The deadline to apply is July 31st and we are specifically seeking more representatives from the Northeast & Kootenay Regions!
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ISC BC Region Town Hall

When: Wednesday, July 29, 2020 from 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Registration Details: To register for the webinar, please visit https://t.co/dp6PcpUl41 . Once you have registered, you will receive a confirmation e-mail with a link to join the webinar.

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Check out the updated FNPSS and BCFC At-A-Glance one-pagers that outline useful supports and resources available on key topics related to COVID-19. Please share them with your organizations and communities.

- Resources for BC First Nation Post-Secondary Students
- Food Security for BC First Nation Communities
- Housing Resources for BC First Nation Individuals
- Resources for All BC First Nation Individuals
- Benefits and Personal Tax Returns for BC First Nations

Visit our website to view and download the updated resources: fnps.ca/covid-19#supports

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Check out the updated FNPSS and BCFC At-A-Glance one-pagers that outline useful supports and resources available on key topics related to COVID-19. Please share them with your organizations and communities.

- Resources for BC First Nation Post-Secondary Students
- Food Security for BC First Nation Communities
- Housing Resources for BC First Nation Individuals
- Resources for All BC First Nation Individuals
- Benefits and Personal Tax Returns for BC First Nations

Visit our website to view and download the updated resources: https://fnps.ca/covid-19#supports

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All applications are welcome, however we are specifically seeking more representatives from the Northeast and Kootenay Regions!

On August 6th, 2020 the First Nations Public Service Secretariat (FNPSS) will host a virtual roundtable event for youth leaders across the province to provide input on existing activities and programming, their involvement with FNPSS and governance in their own communities, identify what barriers exist to active participation in governance and leadership, and what tools and resources may be needed to address those barriers.

There is no cost to the participant, and there will be future opportunities for further engagement.

Please contact info@fnps.ca for more information or to find out how to get youth in your community involved! The deadline to apply is July 31st, register now to reserve your spot!

#YouthRoundtable #youthleaders #bcfirstnations #youthengagement #fnpss #couragetoexcel
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All applications are welcome, however we are specifically seeking more representatives from the Northeast and Kootenay Regions!

On August 6th, 2020 the First Nations Public Service Secretariat (FNPSS) will host a virtual roundtable event for youth leaders across the province to provide input on existing activities and programming, their involvement with FNPSS and governance in their own communities, identify what barriers exist to active participation in governance and leadership, and what tools and resources may be needed to address those barriers.
 
There is no cost to the participant, and there will be future opportunities for further engagement.
 
Please contact info@fnps.ca for more information or to find out how to get youth in your community involved! The deadline to apply is July 31st, register now to reserve your spot!

#youthroundtable #youthleaders #bcfirstnations #youthengagement #fnpss #couragetoexcel

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Please join FNPSS in welcoming Catherine Lappe, Regional Director General of ISC BC Region, and members of the ISC BC Region Executive Leadership Team, who will provide a general update to community leadership and welcome the opportunity to hear directly from leadership, the issues of importance for your communities. This webinar will be approximately 60 minutes and will include moderated Q&As from participants.

When: Wednesday, July 29, 2020 from 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Registration Details: To register for the webinar, please visit us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_u7vg2ar3SumbUptE9ntIsg . Once you have registered, you will receive a confirmation e-mail with a link to join the webinar.
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Please join FNPSS in welcoming Catherine Lappe, Regional Director General of ISC BC Region, and members of the ISC BC Region Executive Leadership Team, who will provide a general update to community leadership and welcome the opportunity to hear directly from leadership, the issues of importance for your communities. This webinar will be approximately 60 minutes and will include moderated Q&As from participants.

When: Wednesday, July 29, 2020 from 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Registration Details: To register for the webinar, please visit https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_u7vg2ar3SumbUptE9ntIsg . Once you have registered, you will receive a confirmation e-mail with a link to join the webinar.

On August 6th, 2020 the First Nations Public Service Secretariat (FNPSS) will host a virtual roundtable event for youth leaders across the province to provide input on existing activities and programming, their involvement with FNPSS and governance in their own communities, identify what barriers exist to active participation in governance and leadership, and what tools and resources may be needed to address those barriers.

There is no cost to the participant, and there will be future opportunities for further engagement.

Please contact info@fnps.ca for more information or to find out how to get youth in your community involved! The deadline to apply is July 31st, register now to reserve your spot!

For additional information, please visit fnps.ca/youth-roundtable-strategic-planning-session
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On August 6th, 2020 the First Nations Public Service Secretariat (FNPSS) will host a virtual roundtable event for youth leaders across the province to provide input on existing activities and programming, their involvement with FNPSS and governance in their own communities, identify what barriers exist to active participation in governance and leadership, and what tools and resources may be needed to address those barriers.

There is no cost to the participant, and there will be future opportunities for further engagement.

Please contact info@fnps.ca for more information or to find out how to get youth in your community involved! The deadline to apply is July 31st, register now to reserve your spot!

For additional information, please visit https://fnps.ca/youth-roundtable-strategic-planning-session

Reminder to register for this week's webinar!

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2:30-3:30 PM
Reopening Offices and Returning to Work

What are your obligations as a manager to reopen your band office safely? How can you support your staff and what might you expect as they return to work?

This one-hour webinar will provide an overview of the applicable regulations from Federal Labour Program officials and best practices from a First Nation HR practitioner. Each of the three panelists will have an opportunity to speak, after which there will be time for a moderated Q&A session. Note: This webinar is an updated version of the session that took place during the June 19th FNPSS Forum.

Registration Details: This event requires pre-registration. Once you have submitted your registration at us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_wUiUKsm4QkKok85p3A-NCw, 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.
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Reminder to register for this weeks webinar! 

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2:30-3:30 PM 
Reopening Offices and Returning to Work
 
What are your obligations as a manager to reopen your band office safely? How can you support your staff and what might you expect as they return to work?
 
This one-hour webinar will provide an overview of the applicable regulations from Federal Labour Program officials and best practices from a First Nation HR practitioner. Each of the three panelists will have an opportunity to speak, after which there will be time for a moderated Q&A session. Note: This webinar is an updated version of the session that took place during the June 19th FNPSS Forum.
 
Registration Details: This event requires pre-registration. Once you have submitted your registration at https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_wUiUKsm4QkKok85p3A-NCw, 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.

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All applications are welcome, however we are specifically seeking more representatives from the Northeast and Kootenay Regions!

On August 6th, 2020 the First Nations Public Service Secretariat (FNPSS) will host a virtual roundtable event for youth leaders across the province to provide input on existing activities and programming, their involvement with FNPSS and governance in their own communities, identify what barriers exist to active participation in governance and leadership, and what tools and resources may be needed to address those barriers.

There is no cost to the participant, and there will be future opportunities for further engagement.

Please contact info@fnps.ca for more information or to find out how to get youth in your community involved! The deadline to apply is July 31st, register now to reserve your spot!

#youthroundtable #youthleaders #bcfirstnations #youthengagement #fnpss #couragetoexcel
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Please join FNPSS in welcoming Catherine Lappe, Regional Director General of ISC BC Region, and members of the ISC BC Region Executive Leadership Team, who will provide a general update to community leadership and welcome the opportunity to hear directly from leadership, the issues of importance for your communities. This webinar will be approximately 60 minutes and will include moderated Q&As from participants.

When: Wednesday, July 29, 2020 from 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Registration Details: To register for the webinar, please visit the link in our bio. Once you have registered, you will receive a confirmation e-mail with a link to join the webinar.
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On August 6th, 2020 the First Nations Public Service Secretariat (FNPSS) will host a virtual roundtable event for youth leaders across the province to provide input on existing activities and programming, their involvement with FNPSS and governance in their own communities, identify what barriers exist to active participation in governance and leadership, and what tools and resources may be needed to address those barriers.

There is no cost to the participant, and there will be future opportunities for further engagement.

Please contact info@fnps.ca for more information or to find out how to get youth in your community involved! The deadline to apply is July 31st, register now to reserve your spot!

For additional information, please visit our website (link in bio)

#youthleadership #capcitybuilding #fnpss #bcfirstnations
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Wednesday, July 22nd, 2:30-3:30 PM

Reopening Offices and Returning to Work

What are your obligations as a manager to reopen your band office safely? How can you support your staff and what might you expect as they return to work?

This one-hour webinar will provide an overview of the applicable regulations from Federal Labour Program officials and best practices from a First Nation HR practitioner. Each of the three panelists will have an opportunity to speak, after which there will be time for a moderated Q&A session. Note: This webinar is an updated version of the session that took place during the June 19th FNPSS Forum.

Registration Details: This event requires pre-registration. (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.
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FNPSS would like to share a compilation of personal stories describing the hurt Indigenous individuals have felt in experiencing racism in their lives, and their reflections on the experience. By Being Born was initiated and curated by the Pacific Aboriginal Network (PAN). PAN is a network representing Indigenous federal public servants in the Pacific Region, although the project extended beyond the federal public service, as members shared the call for stories with their families, friends and communities.

FNPSS applauds PAN for creating a space for these stories to be shared. We have a long way to go before we achieve true reconciliation, but only through honesty and sharing stories like these, can all Canadians contribute to eliminating racism and discrimination in our society.

As the PAN does, FNPSS raises our hands to those that courageously shared their personal experiences to help to educate others.

To view the full PDF, visit our website (link in bio)

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Pacific Aboriginal Network (PAN):

“Many Indigenous people are being inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement to speak out and share their experiences with racism to help talk about our hurt and let it go, but also to show our non-Indigenous friends, allies, and acquaintances what racism looks like through our eyes. These stories are told anonymously to show that racist experiences have and can happen to any of us, simply because we were born Indigenous.

This project would not be possible without those who shared their stories of oppression, discrimination, and racism. To everyone who shared, we hold our hands up to you and thank you.”
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Foundations in Leadership for Administrators and Chief & Council Part I – Leading Self

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 two-hour interactive online training sessions (10am-12pm on July 21, 23, 28, 30, August 4 and 6) 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

FNPSS is opening registration for this pilot series at no cost to participants from BC First Nations who will commit to participating in all six sessions and agree to provide detailed feedback on the individual sessions and overall content and approach. To register, follow the link in our bio! The deadline is July 15th, 2020.
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We are pleased to announce, in partnership with the LGMA, that a NEW BC First Nations Public Service Scholarship is available. The 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. Apply online by 4:30 p.m. September 30th, 2020. The link is available in our bio. ...

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