2018 Event Portfolio

Shared Territory and Overlaps Forum

March 11 – 13, 2020 | Vancouver, BC

The objective of this meeting is to come together for a solutions-oriented, strategic dialogue on shared territories and overlaps to continue the dialogue and build on work started in March 2014. This work is mandated by resolutions passed by the Chiefs at each of the First Nations Sum, Union of BC Indian Chiefs and BC Assembly of First Nations assemblies.

Our Gathering 2020

January 21-23, 2020, at the Westin Bayshore Hotel in downtown Vancouver, BC.

OUR GATHERING is a venue for First Nations community leaders and government officials to discuss emerging issues, build relationships, promote partnerships and foster leadership for a sustainable future.

OUR GATHERING is co-hosted by the BC First Nations Leadership Council and the BC Region office of Indigenous Services Canada and the Treaty and Aboriginal Government-Negotiations West office of Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada. The event is by invitation only for delegates from all BC First Nations, with two delegates designated by the First Nation eligible for travel support. Travel expenses for any additional participants would be at the cost of the First Nation.

Indigenous Forum for Cumulative Effects

February 3-6, 2020 | Calgary, AB

Hosted by the Indigenous Centre for Cumulative Effects, the inaugural Indigenous Forum on Cumulative Effects brings together Indigenous communities, thought leaders and relevant Indigenous organizations to explore and discuss strategies to effectively manage the cumulative effects resulting from development and other activities, such as climate change, on their lands, resources and communities.

ISC Income Assistance Fall 2019 Workshops

September 17-19, 2019 | Prince George BC October 2-4, 2019 | Kamloops BC October 22- 24, 2019 | Parksville November 5-7, 2019 | Richmond BC

You are invited to attend Indigenous Services Canada’s (ISC) Fall 2019 Income Assistance Training workshop. The objectives of the workshop are to provide information on:

 

  • ISC BC Region’s Income Assistance & Assisted Living Programs & recent changes

  • BSDW Best Practices

  • Shelter Allowances & the National Shelter Directive (Universal Rental Regimes)

  • ISC’s Reporting Requirements

  • Income Assistance Pre-Employment Supports Pilot Project

  • Dealing with Difficult Clients & Worker Self-Care

Fire Prevention Workshop

June 15th, 2017 Victoria, BC

The overall objective of this interactive workshop is to inform, discuss and empower leadership on the immediate necessity for Fire Prevention policies and programming in their communities.

Land Use Planning Sessions

Okanagan - January 29-31, 2019 | Vancouver Island - March 5th - 7th, 2019 | Vancouver - April 13th - 16th, 2019

Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC) is pleased to announce that it will offer a ‘Phase 4’ LUP Training series based on positive feedback from over 132 participants representing 91 First Nations.

Safe Drinking Water for First Nations Act Engagement Sessions

June 20th, Prince George, BC | June 22nd Richmond, BC

The purpose of this engagement session is to seek your input as we conduct a review of this important piece of legislation so that together, we can ensure that any law that comes into force and impacts First Nations is developed in partnership through an approach that respects First Nations culture, values, and rights

2019 Comprehensive Community Planning (CCP) Workshop

October 16th -18th, 2019 | Seabird Island Hall, Agassiz, BC

Hosted at Seabird Island Band with support from Indigenous Service Canada, the 2019 Comprehensive Community Planning (CCP) Workshop will be held at Seabird Island Hall in Agassiz, BC, October 16th-18th 2019. The goal of the workshop is to bring people together to share lessons learned and best practices around CCP. First Nation-to-First Nation learning and capacity building are the anchoring principles of this workshop. The workshop theme is “Resilience and Adaptation.” The focus is on exploring how community-based planning enhances community resilience, learning from Nations' resilient pasts to prepare for an uncertain future, and building skills to adapt to the impacts of climate change.

Thriving Nations Conference

Tigh-na-mara Resort, Parksville, BC

Naut’sa mawt Tribal Council (NmTC) and the NEDC are partnering to deliver the Thriving Nations Aboriginal Governance Conference on October 27th and 28th, 2017, at Tigh-na-mara Resort in Parksville, BC. The event will feature expert speakers and experienced panelists exploring best practices in First Nation governance. 

Sustainable Infrastructure Workshop

September 24-26, 2019: St. Eugene Golf Resort, Cranbrook BC October 1-3, 2019: Delta Hotel, Kamloops BC October 21-23, 2019: Element Vancouver Metrotown, Burnaby BC

A series of Sustainable Infrastructure Workshops are being delivered this fall following the completion of triennial Asset Condition Reporting System (ACRS) inspections for communities in north-east and central BC. These Sustainable Infrastructure Workshops are an extension of the Asset and Maintenance Management Workshops that the BC Region of Indigenous Services Canada (ISC) has been delivering since 2010 to support annual implementation of the Extended ACRS (E-ACRS).

Yukon Indigenous Community-Based Climate Monitoring Forum

November 28th & 29th , 2017 Whitehorse, Yukon

A two day Forum on Indigenous Community-Based Monitoring programs in the Yukon. Participation in the Forum is by invitation and is intended for First Nation government land management branches from the Yukon and northern British Columbia. The Forum objectives are to: 

Identify funding and resources for First Nations developing monitoring programs/Guardian programs
Share best practices and tools to support program development
Encourage program development through training
Discuss opportunities to work on collaborative monitoring programs in the Yukon

Department of Justice Privacy Act Reform Initiative Public Engagment Sessions

multiple locations

The Minister of Justice has directed the Department of Justice Canada to conduct focus groups with Canadian citizens regarding the future of reforms to the Privacy Act. The Privacy Act is the law that regulates how the Federal Government treats personal information. The focus group involves a face-to-face meeting with 10 to 15 other individuals.  It will provide a friendly and relaxed environment where participants can voice their opinions.    A moderator will lead the discussion

Incident Command System (ICS) – Spill Response, Levels 100 and 200 Regional Training Workshops for BC First Nations

Prince Rupert-December 4th-6th, 2018 • Victoria - December 10th-12th, 2018

This ICS Course (ICS 100 & 200) is designed to enable personnel to operate efficiently during an incident or event using the principles of ICS. This training will support First Nations participation in incident response as well as training and exercises.

Aboriginal Capital Committee - Information Session

June 26th, Tsawwassen, BC

The Aboriginal Capital Committee (ACC) and Naut'sa mawt Tribal Council are co-hosting a one-day information and networking session  that will explore opportunities to improve communication and feedback mechanisms to make changes to community infrastructure processes and policies on-reserve. 

Enhancing Indigenous Partnerships for Oceans Protection in the South Coast

May 8th and 9th, 2018 Vancouver Island Conference Centre 101 Gordon Street Nanaimo, BC

A Joint Federal-Indigenous workshop to enhance partnerships, knowledge bases and management approaches for marine safety and stewardship efforts associated with the Oceans Protection Plan.

Coastal Vulnerability Adaptation Workshop

April 24 & 25, 2018, Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel, Richmond, BC

Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC) is delivering a Coastal Vulnerability Adaptation Workshop to support communities in developing and implementing strategies for addressing coastal impacts from tsunamis, storm surges, and sea level rise. Coastal communities involved in, or about to begin, a Coastal Vulnerability Study through INAC’s First Nations Adapt Program are invited to this workshop.

Structural Fire Engagement Sessions

September to November, 2018

The First Nations Emergency Services Society (FNESS) is working with Indigenous Services Canada (ISC) to improve the delivery of structural fire services within First Nations communities in B.C. These engagement sessions will provide an opportunity for participants to:

  • Highlight structural fire support and capacity needs in their community;

  • Assess which FNESS and ISC programs are most relevant to their community and where there are gaps in service delivery; and

  • Determine how the Fire Safety Assessment (FSA) could become a more valuable tool.

Child and Family Well Being Gathering

September 26-27th, 2018 Sheraton Richmond Vancouver Airport Hotel, Richmond

At the January 2018 National Emergency Meeting on Indigenous Child Welfare, the Government of Canada committed to a six-point plan of action that included "exploring co-developed federal legislation," as part of the co-development process, these meetings are an opportunity for collaborative discussion and to listen to First Nations perspectives and advice with respect to co-created options for potential child and family services federal legislation. In addition to the discussion on legislation, Indigenous Services Canada(ISC) would like to discuss community wellbeing funding for the 84 First Nations who are not affiliated with a Delegated Aboriginal Agency. 

Income Assistance Reform Engagement Sessions

Westin Wall Centre, BC | March 21st, April 4th, April 17th, 2019

In order to improve the on-reserve Income Assistance program, Indigenous Services Canada will be holding engagement sessions with BC First Nations. Engagement will take place with three separate groups: Chief and Council, Income Assistance Workers, and Income Assistance Recipients. 

 

Since the inception of the program in 1964, the on-reserve Income Assistance program has not had significant changes. Indigenous Services Canada is looking to First Nations to inform policy options that can improve the program. The engagement sessions will help the Department understand how to make the Income Assistance Program more responsive to the needs of individuals and families living on reserve, and to identify the supports required to help IA recipients transition from income assistance to employment and education.

Occupational Health and Safety Workshop

March 28th, 2019 at the Coast Bastion Hotel in Naniamo BC

Join the Naut'sa mawt Tribal Council on March 28th at the Coast Bastion Hotel in Nanaimo to discuss Occupational Health and Safety. The Facilitator will cover off topics on the importance of having up to date OHS Plans, how to's on making your plan,  as well as the importance of Health and Safety Committees in your Organization. 

Indigenous Green Economy Conference

March 13 & 14 2019 at the Four Seasons Hotel inVancouver BC

Bringing together First Nations, Federal and Provincial Government representatives, and knowledgeable green industry leaders to build capacity, discuss climate change initiatives, and explore practical Indigenous opportunities in alternative energy and green economics. 

The Indigenous Green Economy Conference will facilitate the sharing of knowledge and new technologies, and empower First Nations to confidently pursue viable opportunities in the emerging green marketplace, with a focus on nation building and economic development. 

Electoral Officer Training

March 12& 13 2019 _ March 14th 2019 Vancouver, BC

The purpose of the Electoral Officer training sessions is to teach attendees how to conduct First Nations Chief & Council elections, according to the Indian Act Election Regulations and/or the First Nations Election Act regulations. Course material will cover best practices, outline common and unusual situations that may be encountered, and include extensive discussion on the practical applications of what is being taught.

Climate Change Adaptation Workshop

May 14 – 16, 2019, with an optional site visit on May 17th | Richmond BC

Indigenous Services Canada (ISC) and Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada (CIRNAC), First Nation Adapt are delivering the second Climate Change Adaption Workshop to support communities participating in the Coastal Vulnerability Study. The workshop is geared towards assisting coastal First Nation communities in carrying out ocean-based risk assessments as well as climate change adaptation planning.
The focus will be on what a climate adaptation project looks like and how participants are developing these projects. We are hoping to hear from you, as a participant in the Workshop, about what your project means to you, the sea level impacts you are seeing, and your experiences with the Coastal Vulnerability Study in your area. This will also be an opportunity to learn about other community perspectives on this serious issue.

First Nations Water Act Review and O&M Policy Review Regional Feedback Session 

May 15 – 17, 2019, Richmond BC

The Assembly of First Nations will be carrying out regionally led engagement sessions for the purposes of Engagement on a new Water Legislative Framework for First Nations and Operations and Maintenance Policy Reform. 

NmTC and the First Nations Financial Management Board (FMB) 10-Year Grant Workshop (NmTC Member Nations Only)

Thursday, November 7th, 2019 Dunsmuir/Malahat Room, Coast Bastion, Nanaimo, BC

NmTC member Nations are invited to join NmTC and the Financial Management Board (FMB) for a presentation and discussion about Financial Administration Laws and 10-Year Grants. Together, these mechanisms can provide increased flexibility and predictability in how funding is used by First Nations, including:

  • Greater opportunities for long-term planning and flexibility in allocating, managing and using funding to better accommodate local needs and changing circumstances and priorities

  • Ability to retain unexpended funds and opportunities to reduce administrative and reporting burden.

Accesibility Legislation Engagement Session

November 26th 2019 | Victoria, BC

NmTC Events is managing an event for the Province of BC on November 26 from 10:00 a.m. -2:30 p.m. in Victoria BC.   The purpose of the event is to gain input into the new Accessibility legislation the Province has been developing.  The minster responsible wants to meet with informed persons who have experience and knowledge of the issues that FN persons with disabilities and accessibility in BC face. Travel reimbursement and honoraria are available; additional details will be provided upon confirmation of registration.

Please reload

Housing Policy Working Group Kick-Off

Thursday October 19th, 2017 at the Coast Bastion Nanaimo

Join us for a one day session to come together and review and explore the sample policy toolkits, begin drafting a fundamental rental housing policy framework, and review and comment on the development of the housing policy toolkits. 

Entrepreneur Training

October 20th - 22nd Coast Tsawwassen Inn, Tsawwassen

Join Naut’sa mawt Tribal Council, Chris Cathers of Evolution Business Group, and Jay Silverberg from Synergy Management Group for a two-day workshop covering highlights from the successful “Hello, I am an Entrepreneur” program. 

Proposal Writing Workshop

September 26 & 27 Pacific Gateway Hotel, Richmond

Join experienced proposal writers for a two day fun workshop to learn how to build and successful project and write a proposal. 

NmTC and Tla'amin Nation 2017 Youth Leadership Gathering