NmTC 2017 Annual General Meeting
"Celebrating Success "
January 29th & 30th, 2019
You won’t want to miss NmTC's 2017/18 AGM at the Westin Wall Centre located in Richmond, BC on January 29th & 30th, 2019. We have over 60 Members, Administrators and Elders and we want to see you all.
Two exciting and informative workshops have been organized and you will have an opportunity to learn and receive helpful tools to take back to your community. Your registration means you will also be provided with breakfast, lunches, coffee breaks, and eligible for door prizes! The Westin Wall Centre has a great menu, but if you have any dietary restrictions, please indicate them when you register.
NmTC will pay for two nights of accommodation for each participant. If you require an additional night, it will be at you or your nation’s expense. NmTC will also be reimbursing travel costs for all attending NmTC Members, Administrators and NmTC Elders’ Advisory Council. A travel claim will be issued at the event.
NmTC Members, Band Managers and NmTC Elders’ Advisory Council can access the Westin Wall Center website to learn more about the event and to book,
modify, or cancel a reservation from October 22, 2018 to November 24, 2018. Please book your room before November 5th, 2018 by clicking the link below or by visitng https://www.starwoodmeeting.com/events/start.action?id=1810226116&key=5F2F102
Day One - Tuesday, January 29, 2019
Day Two- Wednesday, January 30th, 2019
Workshop 1: Community Engagement Techniques
Presented by Jessie Hemphill
Jessie is from the Gwa'sala-'Nakwaxd'axw Nations, with Métis heritage as well. She has facilitated the annual Comprehensive Community Planning workshops in British Columbia since 2011, and leads similar workshops across Canada.
She has worked with dozens of First Nations on their community plans, and has facilitated strategic planning sessions for a wide variety of First Nations and Indigenous organizations, federal and local government, and activist groups. She specializes in hands-on interactive planning and workshops. She was elected twice as a councillor for the District of Port Hardy, recently completed her Master of Community Planning in Nanaimo, B.C. and serves as the Chair of her community's economic development corporation Board of Directors.
Learn more about Jessie at http://www.jessiehemphill.com
Workshop 2: Developing and Implementing Policy
Presented by Sheldon Tetreault
Policies contribute to the larger vision and goals of a government. Often the challenge is that within many First Nation communities, there are varying levels of experience and competencies in policy analysis and development. We draft & amend policies & codes, including to conduct research and analysis, and develop options as important steps in the process. Additionally, engaging Members in the process ensures there is a clear understanding of the complexities of the policy, including the objective and rationale for options. Ratification of codes by citizens also provides stability to governments, as it then becomes less likely the policy issue will be reintroduced with any subsequent change in leadership.
Sheldon Tetreault is a founding partner of Guerin Tetreault. He brings over 20 years of senior level management and policy experience in First Nation governments. He recently served as the Director of Governance Advisory Services for the National Centre for First Nations Governance. In that role, he figured prominently in the development of core thinking and services of the Centre, was instrumental in developing and facilitating workshops and provided strategic advice to First Nations on nation building.
Previous to the Centre, he was Senior Administrator for the Lil'wat Nation where he participated in the development and ratification of the Shared Legacy Agreement making Lil'wat Nation one of the Four Host First Nations in the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics. Sheldon continues to serve on Corporate Operating Boards for Lil’wat Nation’s forestry, construction, retail, and management services businesses.
Sheldon holds a Masters degree of Public Administration from the University of Victoria and a Bachelor Arts (Honours) degree in Comparative Development Studies from Trent University. He has deep roots in the Métis and francophone communities of Manitoba.
Learn more about Sheldon at http://www.sheldontconsulting.com
It is always fun and exciting to win something at an event and we plan to have some fun items to give away! Some guidelines for us to follow:
Each registered participant will receive one ticket
Random prize draws will take place on Day 1 and on Day 2
Participants must be present at the draw to win
Prizes cannot be exchanged for cash
As with other NmTC events, prize winners shall consent to having their photos taken for publications and information-sharing purposes.
One Grand Prize will be drawn at the end of Day 2
Grand Prize Draw
This year we are excited to offer a Grand Prize draw of a brand new iPhone 8!!