Exploring Self-Government Workshop 

March 2nd - 4th, 2015 in Nanaimo, BC

This multi-day hands-on workshop is for Tribal Council members only. 

Workshop Objectives

To develop a set of tools that will allow participants to work with their community to develop a vision for self-governance.


Workshop Agenda

(Last updated: January 16th, 2015)


Monday, March 2nd (AFTERNOON ONLY)


1:00 PM           Registration & Refreshments (Malaspina Room, Coast Bastion Hotel)


1:30 PM           Welcome - opening activity, overview of agenda  


2:15 PM           Bringing the BC Assembly of First Nation's Governance Tool-kit to Life in Your Community - a workshop with                                    Regional Chief Jody Wilson-Raybould and Dr. Tim Raybould


3:45 PM           BREAK


4:00 PM           Building Community, Building a Vision for the Future – a hands-on workshop


5:15 PM           Wrap-up, close of Day One


5:30 PM           End of Day One


6:00 PM           Dinner Together (off-site)



Tuesday, March 3rd (ALL DAY)


8:00 AM          BREAKFAST (Malaspina Room, Coast Bastion Hotel)


9:00 AM          Welcome – Opening activity, recap from day one, agenda


9:30 AM          Knowing where you want to go - A panel of possibilities. Kim Baird (Tsawwassen), Councillor Chris Derickson                                   (Westbank) & Gwen Phillips (Ktunaxa Nation).


10:45 AM        BREAK


11:00 AM        Up close and personal with Kim, Chris, and Gwen


12:30 PM         LUNCH (on-site at the Coast Bastion Hotel)


1:30 PM           Leadership Visioning: Getting chief, council, and administration on board – a workshop with Kim Baird


3:00 PM           BREAK


3:15 PM           Dreaming with Community: Bringing the hopes of members into a community vision – a workshop with Chris                                  Derickson


4:45 PM           Summary, wrap-up, and closing


5:00 PM           End of Day One


Free Evening



Wednesday, March 4th (MORNING ONLY)


8:00 AM          Breakfast (on-site at the Coast Bastion Hotel)


9:00 AM          Welcome – opening activity, recap from day two, agenda


9:30 AM          Tools for Visioning: five mini-workshops on exploring engagement techniques and approaches


10:45 AM        BREAK


11:00 AM        Pulling it all together – Developing an approach for bringing vision alive in your community


12:00 PM         Next steps, summary, wrap-up


12:30 PM         End of Workshop


LUNCH (Take-out meals provided for your travel home)

Who should attend?

Up to three (3) representatives from your community are invited to attend. This workshop will be directly relevant to Administrators, Governance Managers, and Band Council Members.



The Coast Bastion Hotel

Room: Malaspina

Group Code: CBI-GFC13899

11 Bastion Street

Telephone:  (250) 753-6601



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Naut'sa mawt Tribal Council (NmTC) is a non-profit society established in 1983 that supports its member nations in realizing their efforts towards self-reliance, self-governance, connection to culture, and quality of life now and for future generations.


NmTC generates own-source revenues through its activities, and the activities of Naut'sa mawt Resources Group (NRG) by providing products and services to private and public sectors across Canada. Revenues enable NmTC to expand  resources available to member Nations and support Indigenous communities throughout Canada

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