FNPSS Webinars

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

UPCOMING WEBINARS

Next FNPSS webinar events

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

To register and learn more, visit https://t.co/j5haTrWkhy by October 15th, 2021.

This is a reminder to register now for tomorrow's Chief & Council session!

September 9, 2021: 10:30am to 12:00pm pm PS

Please visit our website to register https://t.co/kMlHvQHTIp. If you have any questions about the dialogue process, please email info@fnps.ca.

There’s still time to apply for the BC First Nations Public Service Scholarship!

Deadline: September 30, 2021

To learn more about our winners from 2020 and to apply for the scholarship, please visit our website: https://t.co/clzzl90lMy

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

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 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 by October 15th, 2021.
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Foundations in Leadership for Administrators and Chief & Council Part I – Leading Self
*Back by Popular Demand!*

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 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 by October 15th, 2021.

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This is a reminder to register now for tomorrow's Chief & Council session!

September 9, 2021: 10:30am to 12:00pm pm PS

In May and June of this year, we invited BC First Nations Band Administrators to participate in online dialogue sessions about the ways that FNPSS can support First Nations to strengthen their administration and governance capacity.

This upcoming Chief & Council session will review what we heard from Band Administrators in May and June and provide an additional opportunity to hear from leadership and to build on what we learned during our previous sessions.

Please visit our website to register for an engagement session ow.ly/qw8Y50G6yaO. If you have any questions about the dialogue process, please email info@fnps.ca.

Thank you in advance for sharing your time, experience, and knowledge to help guide the work of FNPSS and help us ensure we are providing the most relevant and needed capacity support to BC First Nation administrations.
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This is a reminder to register now for tomorrows Chief & Council session! 

September 9, 2021: 10:30am to 12:00pm pm PS

In May and June of this year, we invited BC First Nations Band Administrators to participate in online dialogue sessions about the ways that FNPSS can support First Nations to strengthen their administration and governance capacity. 

This upcoming Chief & Council session will review what we heard from Band Administrators in May and June and provide an additional opportunity to hear from leadership and to build on what we learned during our previous sessions.

Please visit our website to register for an engagement session http://ow.ly/qw8Y50G6yaO. If you have any questions about the dialogue process, please email info@fnps.ca. 

Thank you in advance for sharing your time, experience, and knowledge to help guide the work of FNPSS and help us ensure we are providing the most relevant and needed capacity support to BC First Nation administrations.

There’s still time to apply for the BC First Nations Public Service Scholarship!

Deadline: September 30, 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.

The scholarship was first awarded in 2020 to Stacie Coutlee and Saul ‘Hazil’hba’ Brown. To learn more about our winners from 2020, please visit our website: ow.ly/AcFB50G3qn8

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/3dtL50G3qn9 LGMA website ow.ly/jBTV50G3qn7 .
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There’s still time to apply for the BC First Nations Public Service Scholarship!

Deadline: September 30, 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.

The scholarship was first awarded in 2020 to Stacie Coutlee and Saul ‘Hazil’hba’ Brown. To learn more about our winners from 2020, please visit our website: http://ow.ly/AcFB50G3qn8

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/3dtL50G3qn9 LGMA website http://ow.ly/jBTV50G3qn7 .

There's less than a week left to put in your Expression of Interest to host an Indigenous intern! Apply now!

Deadline: August 31, 2021!

For more information, please visit our website: ow.ly/3GYF50FRuxW...

The Expression of interest form and Intern profiles can be found here: ow.ly/1TH650FRuxY

If you require support in completing the Expression of Interest, please contact Amory Adrian at 604-341-0017 or aadrian@fnps.ca

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Expressions of Interest are now being sought for fall 2021 Intern placements. As an important component of federal participation in the Indigenous Intern Leadership Program (IILP), interns will be placed for three months with a First Nation community or Indigenous organization while their salary continues to be covered by the federal government. If you are able to provide supervision and a meaningful project/role for an intern, please complete an Expression of Interest form and email the completed form to info@fnps.ca.

The Indigenous Intern Leadership Program was created through a collaboration between the BC Assembly of First Nations, the BC Business Council, and Vancouver Island University (VIU). Interns are recent graduates, who self-identify as Indigenous, from 25 recognized BC post-secondary institutions. Further information on the IILP may be found through the VIU website.
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Theres less than a week left to put in your Expression of Interest to host an Indigenous intern! Apply now! 

Deadline: August 31, 2021!

For more information, please visit our website: http://ow.ly/3GYF50FRuxW...

The Expression of interest form and Intern profiles can be found here: http://ow.ly/1TH650FRuxY 

If you require support in completing the Expression of Interest, please contact Amory Adrian at 604-341-0017 or aadrian@fnps.ca

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Expressions of Interest are now being sought for fall 2021 Intern placements. As an important component of federal participation in the Indigenous Intern Leadership Program (IILP), interns will be placed for three months with a First Nation community or Indigenous organization while their salary continues to be covered by the federal government. If you are able to provide supervision and a meaningful project/role for an intern, please complete an Expression of Interest form and email the completed form to info@fnps.ca. 

The Indigenous Intern Leadership Program was created through a collaboration between the BC Assembly of First Nations, the BC Business Council, and Vancouver Island University (VIU). Interns are recent graduates, who self-identify as Indigenous, from 25 recognized BC post-secondary institutions. Further information on the IILP may be found through the VIU website.

This is a reminder to register now for tomorrow's session!

The First Nations Public Service Secretariat (FNPSS) is hosting Chief & Council engagement sessions in August and September of this year.

August 24, 2021: 10:30am to 12:00pm PST

Can't make it tomorrow? Register for our next session!
September 9, 2021: 10:30am to 12:00pm pm PST

In May and June of this year, we invited BC First Nations Band Administrators to participate in online dialogue sessions about the ways that FNPSS can support First Nations to strengthen their administration and governance capacity.

These upcoming Chief & Council sessions will review what we heard from Band Administrators in May and June and provide an additional opportunity to hear from leadership and to build on what we learned during our previous sessions.

Please visit our website to register for an engagement session ow.ly/lEZC50FWCVj. If you have any questions about the dialogue process, please email info@fnps.ca.

Thank you in advance for sharing your time, experience, and knowledge to help guide the work of FNPSS and help us ensure we are providing the most relevant and needed capacity support to BC First Nation administrations.
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This is a reminder to register now for tomorrows session! 

The First Nations Public Service Secretariat (FNPSS) is hosting Chief & Council engagement sessions in August and September of this year.  

August 24, 2021: 10:30am to 12:00pm PST

Cant make it tomorrow? Register for our next session! 
September 9, 2021: 10:30am to 12:00pm pm PST

In May and June of this year, we invited BC First Nations Band Administrators to participate in online dialogue sessions about the ways that FNPSS can support First Nations to strengthen their administration and governance capacity. 

These upcoming Chief & Council sessions will review what we heard from Band Administrators in May and June and provide an additional opportunity to hear from leadership and to build on what we learned during our previous sessions.

Please visit our website to register for an engagement session http://ow.ly/lEZC50FWCVj. If you have any questions about the dialogue process, please email info@fnps.ca. 

Thank you in advance for sharing your time, experience, and knowledge to help guide the work of FNPSS and help us ensure we are providing the most relevant and needed capacity support to BC First Nation administrations.
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