Youth

The overall goal of FNPSS’ work with youth is to encourage and support First Nations youth to pursue education and careers in public administration and governance.

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YOUTH ENGAGEMENT ROUNDTABLE STRATEGIC PLANNING SESSION

In August 2020, FNPSS hosted a Youth Engagement Roundtable Strategic Planning Session (the “Roundtable”) organized and attended by Indigenous youth leaders from across BC. The aim of the Roundtable was to formulate next steps for increasing youth presence and participation in FNPSS activities and overall capacity within the First Nations public service. FNPSS sees this Roundtable as the first step in greater effort to build and hold these spaces for youth to allow for self-determination in action and opportunities for long-term planning. Read the full 2020 Youth Roundtable Report.

THE FNPSS YOUTH NETWORK

As a follow-up to recommendations made during the Roundtable, FNPSS is currently seeking First Nations youth to be a part of the FNPSS Youth Network. As a part of this Network, participants will meet quarterly over Zoom to learn about FNPSS offerings and provide feedback, brainstorm new ideas, exchange best practices, share tools and resources, and connect with other similar Indigenous youth from across BC who are working in / are interested in working in public administration. Ultimately, as this group will be organized through a ‘by youth- for youth’ model, the Youth Network’s framework, organization, and activities will be determined by its members.   

If you or someone you know is a First Nations youth between the ages of 18-29, residing in BC, who is currently working or interested in public administration and/or governance, we want you! For more information, contact the FNPSS team at info@fnps.ca. The One-Pager and Flyer provide an overview.

INTERNSHIPS

Securing meaningful and paid work experience through internships can be an excellent opportunity for First Nations youth to build their public administration and leadership skills before launching their careers. The programs below are not FNPSS-led; however, FNPSS works with our partners to support these valuable internship programs.

Indigenous Youth Internship Program (IYIP)

bc governmentThe Indigenous Youth Internship Program (IYIP) provides a 1-year paid internship for up to 25 young Indigenous British Columbians, ages 19 to 29. The program encourages Indigenous youth to consider the BC Public Service and First Nations / Indigenous organizations as a place to pursue a rewarding career. The program helps to support Indigenous youth to develop their leadership skills through work placements. Interns are initially placed with a BC Government ministry for the first 9 months. Following that, the intern is placed with an Indigenous organization for three months (salary still paid by BC Government). For more information on the program, including applying as a Intern or as a First Nation to host an Intern, visit Indigenous Youth Internship Program - Province of British Columbia.

Indigenous Intern Leadership Program (IILP)

The Indigenous Intern Leadership Program (IILP) was created through a collaboration between the BC Assembly of First Nations, the Business Council of BC, and Vancouver Island University (VIU). The IILP matches employers in BC with recent graduates, who self-identify as Indigenous, from 25 recognized BC post-secondary institutions. VIU administers the two-year paid work placement allowing for a rich experience that builds professional capacity and networks, and increases skills and knowledge for all. Graduating students should contact VIU for more information at IIPL@viu.ca.

In the fall of 2020, the federal government in BC became one of the employers in the IILP and welcomes recent graduate and future Indigenous leaders to join the federal public service for a two-year work experience. In the second year of the work experience, interns will have the opportunity to work outside of government for an Indigenous organization or a First Nations Community for at least three months (salary to be covered by the federal government). To learn more about this opportunity to host students for a three-month placement, please contact the BC Federal Council or FNPSS.

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Are you a First Nations Youth aged 18-29 living in #BC who is interested in education/ a career in public administration & governance? #FNPSS wants you for our new #YouthNetwork!

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The @fnpublicservice is hosting a First Nations Data Governance Strategy Summer Knowledge-Sharing Series. The first of three sessions is happening on August 4th from 10:30-12:00pm PDT! Check out the link for more information & to register https://t.co/D41qOojPGS

#RegisterNow for the first of 3 summer First Nations Data Governance Strategy Knowledge-Sharing Sessions: “Indigenous Data Sovereignty and DRIPA: Asserting Data and Intellectual Property Ownership”
Date: Aug 4, 2021
Time: 10:30am – 12:00pm PDT
More info: https://t.co/dJfADulE9o

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Are you a First Nations youth aged 18-29 living in #BC who is interested in education and/or a career in public administration and governance? #FNPSS wants you!

We are currently seeking First Nations youth to be a part of the new FNPSS #YouthNetwork. As a part of this Network, members will meet virtually to learn about FNPSS’ offerings and provide feedback, brainstorm new ideas, exchange best practices, share tools and resources, and connect with other similar First Nations youth from across BC who are working in / are interested in working in public administration. Ultimately, as this group will be organized through a ‘by youth- for youth’ model, the Youth Network’s framework, organization, and activities will be determined by its members.

If you or someone you know is interested in being a part of the FNPSS Youth Network, please contact us at info@fnps.ca. No experience working in public administration is required.

For more information about the Youth Network, and FNPSS’ other current youth engagement projects and internship opportunities, please visit our website at www.fnps.ca/youth.

#BCFirstNations #FirstNationsYouth #Engagement
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Are you a First Nations youth aged 18-29 living in #BC who is interested in education and/or a career in public administration and governance? #FNPSS wants you!
 
We are currently seeking First Nations youth to be a part of the new FNPSS #YouthNetwork. As a part of this Network, members will meet virtually to learn about FNPSS’ offerings and provide feedback, brainstorm new ideas, exchange best practices, share tools and resources, and connect with other similar First Nations youth from across BC who are working in / are interested in working in public administration. Ultimately, as this group will be organized through a ‘by youth- for youth’ model, the Youth Network’s framework, organization, and activities will be determined by its members.
 
If you or someone you know is interested in being a part of the FNPSS Youth Network, please contact us at info@fnps.ca. No experience working in public administration is required. 

For more information about the Youth Network, and FNPSS’ other current youth engagement projects and internship opportunities, please visit our website at www.fnps.ca/youth.
 
#BCFirstNations #FirstNationsYouth #Engagement

This is a reminder to register now for the first of three summer First Nations Data Governance Strategy (FNDGS) Knowledge-Sharing Sessions hosted by #FNPSS!

This series, organized by the First Nations Information Governance Centre (FNIGC) and the BC First Nations Data Governance Initiative (BCFNDGI), is being held to begin assisting BC First Nations Governments in building capacity in data governance and information management.

Session 1 – Indigenous Data Sovereignty and DRIPA: Asserting Data and Intellectual Property Ownership
Date: August 4, 2021
Time: 10:30am – 12:00pm PDT

Description: The United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) acknowledges that Indigenous peoples have rights related to intellectual property and identity. This session will provide participants with practical examples of how First Nations Governments can assert ownership over their Nation’s intellectual property (ie. language, stories, songs, practices) and identity.

For more information on all three summer knowledge-sharing sessions, and to register, please visit our website: fnps.ca/bcfndgs-engagement-sessions/
#RegisterNow #BCFirstNations #KnowledgeSharingRegister now for the first of three summer First Nations Data Governance Strategy (FNDGS) Knowledge-Sharing Sessions hosted by #FNPSS. This series, organized by the First Nations Information Governance Centre (FNIGC) and the BC First Nations Data Governance Initiative (BCFNDGI), is being held to begin assisting BC First Nations Governments in building capacity in data governance and information management.

Session 1 – Indigenous Data Sovereignty and DRIPA: Asserting Data and Intellectual Property Ownership
Date: August 4, 2021
Time: 10:30am – 12:00pm PDT

Description: The United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) acknowledges that Indigenous peoples have rights related to intellectual property and identity. This session will provide participants with practical examples of how First Nations Governments can assert ownership over their Nation’s intellectual property (ie. language, stories, songs, practices) and identity.

For more information on all three summer knowledge-sharing sessions, and to register, please visit our website: fnps.ca/bcfndgs-engagement-sessions/

#RegisterNow #BCFirstNations #KnowledgeSharing
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This is a reminder to register now for the first of three summer First Nations Data Governance Strategy (FNDGS) Knowledge-Sharing Sessions hosted by #FNPSS!

This series, organized by the First Nations Information Governance Centre (FNIGC) and the BC First Nations Data Governance Initiative (BCFNDGI), is being held to begin assisting BC First Nations Governments in building capacity in data governance and information management.

Session 1 – Indigenous Data Sovereignty and DRIPA: Asserting Data and Intellectual Property Ownership
Date: August 4, 2021
Time: 10:30am – 12:00pm PDT

Description: The United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) acknowledges that Indigenous peoples have rights related to intellectual property and identity. This session will provide participants with practical examples of how First Nations Governments can assert ownership over their Nation’s intellectual property (ie. language, stories, songs, practices) and identity.

For more information on all three summer knowledge-sharing sessions, and to register, please visit our website: https://fnps.ca/bcfndgs-engagement-sessions/
#RegisterNow #BCFirstNations #KnowledgeSharing

Register now for the first of three summer First Nations Data Governance Strategy (FNDGS) Knowledge-Sharing Sessions hosted by #FNPSS. This series, organized by the First Nations Information Governance Centre (FNIGC) and the BC First Nations Data Governance Initiative (BCFNDGI), is being held to begin assisting BC First Nations Governments in building capacity in data governance and information management.

Session 1 – Indigenous Data Sovereignty and DRIPA: Asserting Data and Intellectual Property Ownership
Date: August 4, 2021
Time: 10:30am – 12:00pm PDT

Description: The United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) acknowledges that Indigenous peoples have rights related to intellectual property and identity. This session will provide participants with practical examples of how First Nations Governments can assert ownership over their Nation’s intellectual property (ie. language, stories, songs, practices) and identity.

For more information on all three summer knowledge-sharing sessions, and to register, please visit our website: fnps.ca/bcfndgs-engagement-sessions/

#RegisterNow #BCFirstNations #KnowledgeSharing
... See MoreSee Less

Register now for the first of three summer First Nations Data Governance Strategy (FNDGS) Knowledge-Sharing Sessions hosted by #FNPSS. This series, organized by the First Nations Information Governance Centre (FNIGC) and the BC First Nations Data Governance Initiative (BCFNDGI), is being held to begin assisting BC First Nations Governments in building capacity in data governance and information management.
 
Session 1 – Indigenous Data Sovereignty and DRIPA: Asserting Data and Intellectual Property Ownership
Date: August 4, 2021
Time: 10:30am – 12:00pm PDT
 
Description: The United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) acknowledges that Indigenous peoples have rights related to intellectual property and identity. This session will provide participants with practical examples of how First Nations Governments can assert ownership over their Nation’s intellectual property (ie. language, stories, songs, practices) and identity.
 
For more information on all three summer knowledge-sharing sessions, and to register, please visit our website: https://fnps.ca/bcfndgs-engagement-sessions/
 
#RegisterNow #BCFirstNations #KnowledgeSharing

***Extended Deadline: Wednesday, July 14th***

FNPSS invites you to submit your best photos of your community and territory for the chance to be featured in the FNPSS Accomplishment report. This has been an extraordinarily challenging year, and we want to recognize and celebrate in our report the strength and resilience of our people. We would be honoured if you could share some moments of joy and hope you’ve found in your own communities, territories, and homes.

The winning images will be rewarded with gift cards! The selected images will appear in the FNPSS report and will be widely distributed, they will also be highlighted on the FNPSS website and social media platforms.

The contest is open to everyone. You can submit up to five (5) entries.

You must own the rights to the image, and allow them to be used by FNPSS in our publications, both print and other media.
If the photos contain people, please ensure you have their permission to share. FNPSS may request written permission be submitted from all pictured individuals before awarding prizes.
Digital image files should be TIFFs, JPGs, or PNG.
Provide a caption for each image. For example: (Subject/ Location). Photo: (Full Name and Community)

Submit photo entries to hdesharnais@fnps.ca

Important Dates

Submission deadline: July 14th, 2021

If you have any questions, please contact hdesharnais@fnps.ca
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***Extended Deadline: Wednesday, July 14th***
 
FNPSS invites you to submit your best photos of your community and territory for the chance to be featured in the FNPSS Accomplishment report. This has been an extraordinarily challenging year, and we want to recognize and celebrate in our report the strength and resilience of our people. We would be honoured if you could share some moments of joy and hope you’ve found in your own communities, territories, and homes.
 
The winning images will be rewarded with gift cards! The selected images will appear in the FNPSS report and will be widely distributed, they will also be highlighted on the FNPSS website and social media platforms.
 
The contest is open to everyone. You can submit up to five (5) entries.
 
You must own the rights to the image, and allow them to be used by FNPSS in our publications, both print and other media.
If the photos contain people, please ensure you have their permission to share. FNPSS may request written permission be submitted from all pictured individuals before awarding prizes.
Digital image files should be TIFFs, JPGs, or PNG.
Provide a caption for each image. For example: (Subject/ Location). Photo: (Full Name and Community)
 
Submit photo entries to hdesharnais@fnps.ca
 
Important Dates
 
Submission deadline: July 14th, 2021
 
If you have any questions, please contact hdesharnais@fnps.ca
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