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UPCOMING WEBINARS

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First Nation to First Nation Learning Webinars

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Partner Webinars and Training

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PAST WEBINARS + RECORDINGS

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, February 2nd– “COVID19: Planning and Reporting in Unprecedented Times”

Reverse Townhall, January 28– in partnership with BCFC: How to Best Engage and Consult with First Nations During COVID-19.

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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COVID-19 Vaccination Policies
Wednesday, December 8th, 2021
10:30 - 11:30 am PST

Have you been thinking about developing a COVID-19 vaccination policy in your First Nation or support organization? If so, join us for this one-hour session with Scott McCann and Josh Sutherland of Harris & Company LLP. In it, they will explore the legal and practical considerations around vaccination policies in First Nations. They will also share tools on how to navigate the challenging process of evaluating, drafting, and implementing a COVID-19 vaccination policy in the workplace.

Register now: fnps.ca/event/covid19-vaccinationpolicies/

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COVID-19 Vaccination Policies 
Wednesday, December 8th, 2021
10:30 - 11:30 am PST 

Have you been thinking about developing a COVID-19 vaccination policy in your First Nation or support organization? If so, join us for this one-hour session with Scott McCann and Josh Sutherland of Harris & Company LLP. In it, they will explore the legal and practical considerations around vaccination policies in First Nations. They will also share tools on how to navigate the challenging process of evaluating, drafting, and implementing a COVID-19 vaccination policy in the workplace.

Register now: https://fnps.ca/event/covid19-vaccinationpolicies/

#JoinUs #BCFirstNations #VirtualEvent

Reminder to register for this week's Fireside Chat!

Fireside Chat with Current and Aspiring Administrators
"Changing the Direction of a First Nation"

Wednesday, November 24th, 2:00-3:30pm
Featuring Vaughn Sunday, Executive Director, Adams Lake Indian Band

FNPSS invites all current and aspiring First Nations administrators to join a 90-minute Fireside Chat with Vaughn Sunday, Executive Director of the Adams Lake Indian Band (ALIB). Vaughn was born and raised on the Akwesasne Mohawk Nation, is a Mohawk language speaker, and is a member of the Wolfclan of the Akwesasne longhouse. After 27 years working with the Mohawk Council of Akwesasne, Vaughn completed a Masters degree in Public Administration from Queens University and moved into his current position with ALIB. Vaughn is proud to have played a part in assisting the Adams Lake community in such areas as housing, capital infrastructure, and financial management.

Register now: fnps.ca/event/fireside-chat-with-current-and-aspiring-administrators-changing-the-direction-of-a-...

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Reminder to register for this weeks Fireside Chat! 

Fireside Chat with Current and Aspiring Administrators
Changing the Direction of a First Nation

Wednesday, November 24th, 2:00-3:30pm
Featuring Vaughn Sunday, Executive Director, Adams Lake Indian Band

FNPSS invites all current and aspiring First Nations administrators to join a 90-minute Fireside Chat with Vaughn Sunday, Executive Director of the Adams Lake Indian Band (ALIB). Vaughn was born and raised on the Akwesasne Mohawk Nation, is a Mohawk language speaker, and is a member of the Wolfclan of the Akwesasne longhouse. After 27 years working with the Mohawk Council of Akwesasne, Vaughn completed a Masters degree in Public Administration from Queens University and moved into his current position with ALIB. Vaughn is proud to have played a part in assisting the Adams Lake community in such areas as housing, capital infrastructure, and financial management.

Register now: https://fnps.ca/event/fireside-chat-with-current-and-aspiring-administrators-changing-the-direction-of-a-first-nation/

#JoinUs #BCFirstNations #VirtualEvent #FiresideChat

Fireside Chat with Current and Aspiring Administrators
"Changing the Direction of a First Nation"

Wednesday, November 24th, 2:00-3:30pm
Featuring Vaughn Sunday, Executive Director, Adams Lake Indian Band

FNPSS invites all current and aspiring First Nations administrators to join a 90-minute Fireside Chat with Vaughn Sunday, Executive Director of the Adams Lake Indian Band (ALIB). Vaughn was born and raised on the Akwesasne Mohawk Nation, is a Mohawk language speaker, and is a member of the Wolfclan of the Akwesasne longhouse. After 27 years working with the Mohawk Council of Akwesasne, Vaughn completed a Masters degree in Public Administration from Queens University and moved into his current position with ALIB. Vaughn is proud to have played a part in assisting the Adams Lake community in such areas as housing, capital infrastructure, and financial management.

Register now: fnps.ca/event/fireside-chat-with-current-and-aspiring-administrators-changing-the-direction-of-a-...

#JoinUs #BCFirstNations #VirtualEvent #FiresideChat
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Fireside Chat with Current and Aspiring Administrators
Changing the Direction of a First Nation

Wednesday, November 24th, 2:00-3:30pm
Featuring Vaughn Sunday, Executive Director, Adams Lake Indian Band

FNPSS invites all current and aspiring First Nations administrators to join a 90-minute Fireside Chat with Vaughn Sunday, Executive Director of the Adams Lake Indian Band (ALIB). Vaughn was born and raised on the Akwesasne Mohawk Nation, is a Mohawk language speaker, and is a member of the Wolfclan of the Akwesasne longhouse. After 27 years working with the Mohawk Council of Akwesasne, Vaughn completed a Masters degree in Public Administration from Queens University and moved into his current position with ALIB. Vaughn is proud to have played a part in assisting the Adams Lake community in such areas as housing, capital infrastructure, and financial management.

Register now: https://fnps.ca/event/fireside-chat-with-current-and-aspiring-administrators-changing-the-direction-of-a-first-nation/

#JoinUs #BCFirstNations #VirtualEvent #FiresideChat

Register now for tomorrow's forum!

Join co-hosts #FNPSS and Indigenous Services Canada (ISC) (GCIndigenous) for a half-day virtual forum on the Professional and Institutional Development (P&ID) Program and further discussion on First Nation capacity enhancement. This forum will include in-depth sessions on the P&ID program application process and Nation-to-Nation sharing on successful P&ID projects in the areas of governance, financial management, comprehensive community planning and more.

Date: November 18, 2021
Time: 9:00am – 12:30pm PST
Cost: Free
Location: Virtual, on Zoom
All First Nations are welcome to attend.

Register now via our website: fnps.ca/event/pid-program-virtual-forum/

#JoinUs #BCFirstNations #VirtualEvent
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Register now for tomorrows forum!

Join co-hosts #FNPSS and Indigenous Services Canada (ISC) (GCIndigenous) for a half-day virtual forum on the Professional and Institutional Development (P&ID) Program and further discussion on First Nation capacity enhancement. This forum will include in-depth sessions on the P&ID program application process and Nation-to-Nation sharing on successful P&ID projects in the areas of governance, financial management, comprehensive community planning and more.
 
Date: November 18, 2021
Time: 9:00am – 12:30pm PST
Cost: Free
Location: Virtual, on Zoom
All First Nations are welcome to attend.
 
Register now via our website: https://fnps.ca/event/pid-program-virtual-forum/

#JoinUs #BCFirstNations #VirtualEvent

Reverse Town Hall: First Nations to Government Knowledge Sharing

A Conversation on Indigenous and Traditional Knowledge

November 17, 2021
12:00 to 1:00 PST
Via Zoom
Register now: fnps.ca/event/reverse-townhall-firstnations-government/

#JoinUs for a discussion on Indigenous and Traditional Knowledge, with Dr. Christopher Horsethief from the Ktunaxa Nation and Colleen Hemphill, Chief Negotiator and member of the Gwa'sala-'Nakwaxda'xw Nations. Beyond the legislative obligation to incorporate Indigenous knowledge into decision-making processes within federal departments, there is a strong appetite to learn more about the many diverse Indigenous worldviews and practices and how to respectfully and meaningfully find a path to integrate western science and Indigenous knowledge. An important first step is listening directly to communities on how we work together and where to start.

In advance of the webinar, we invite you watch the 20-minute Ted Talk by Dr. Horsethief www.christopherhorsethief.com/presentations/ and a 36 minute documentary called Seven Days with the Chief www.christopherhorsethief.com/documentaries/.

This is a joint FNPSS – BCFC Secretariat event under the Strengthening Public Service Institutions Initiative.

#RegisterNow #ReverseTownHall #BCFirstNations #BCFC
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Reverse Town Hall: First Nations to Government Knowledge Sharing

A Conversation on Indigenous and Traditional Knowledge

November 17, 2021
12:00 to 1:00 PST
Via Zoom
Register now: https://fnps.ca/event/reverse-townhall-firstnations-government/

#JoinUs for a discussion on Indigenous and Traditional Knowledge, with Dr. Christopher Horsethief from the Ktunaxa Nation and Colleen Hemphill, Chief Negotiator and member of the Gwasala-Nakwaxdaxw Nations. Beyond the legislative obligation to incorporate Indigenous knowledge into decision-making processes within federal departments, there is a strong appetite to learn more about the many diverse Indigenous worldviews and practices and how to respectfully and meaningfully find a path to integrate western science and Indigenous knowledge. An important first step is listening directly to communities on how we work together and where to start.

In advance of the webinar, we invite you watch the 20-minute Ted Talk by Dr. Horsethief https://www.christopherhorsethief.com/presentations/ and a 36 minute documentary called Seven Days with the Chief https://www.christopherhorsethief.com/documentaries/.

This is a joint FNPSS – BCFC Secretariat event under the Strengthening Public Service Institutions Initiative. 

#RegisterNow #ReverseTownHall #BCFirstNations #BCFC
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