Tuesday December 12, 2017

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Britannia B
ADMN 150 Leadership and Problem Solving
9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Equivalent to Cando’s Competency #3 “Governance & Leadership” NVIT.

Equivalent to Cando’s Competency #3 “Governance & Leadership” NVIT. Session length: 7 hours in a classroom setting, plus online assignments over the period December 16 - January 29. This course is an introduction to the contemporary theories of leadership styles, problem solving, conflict resolution techniques and decision-making processes that come into play in Aboriginal Communities.  The course will also explore the various traditional First Nation Leadership styles that are coming back into play in Aboriginal Communities. 

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Britannia C
Proposal Writing
2:15 pm - 3:45 pm

Break

Developing a Community Land Code: The First Nations Land Management Initiative
2:15 pm - 3:45 pm

Under the First Nation Land Management Initiative, a community Land Code replaces 32 sections of the Indian Act. It includes the power to create land laws, resolve disputes, and conduct land-related business such as lease management, enforcement, and individual lands. Attend this session to gain an understanding of what it takes to create a Land Code for your community.

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Economic Development Support Team and the Aboriginal Labour Market Community Navigator Project Overview
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

NRT has hosted both the EDST and Navigator projects since 2014-15. The presentation will provide an overview of project activities, successes, as well as recommendations and gaps in each of the respective areas.

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Elmbridge
Understanding Economic Development Funding Programs
2:15 pm - 3:45 pm

This workshop will provide the background information on funding programs managed by the Economic Development Unit of INAC’s Lands and Economic Development Directorate. This includes application timelines, budgets and general processes. Participants will also hear presentations from First Nations Administrators and Representatives that have successfully implemented projects through these programs.

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Break

Unlocking the Economic Value of Reserve Lands through Land Management
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Leasing is the primary tool available to First Nations to unlock the economic value contained in reserve land. Leasing arrangements can be achieved in a few different ways. A First Nation can rely on INAC staff to negotiate and draft the lease terms for reserve lands that are specifically designated for leasing purposes. Through the Reserve Land Environmental Management Program (RLEMP), a trained Lands Manager working for the First Nation prepares the Lease documents for INAC to review and approve.

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Cedarbridge
Break

Project Financing: The Application and Assessment Process
2:15 pm - 3:45 pm

This workshop will highlight what financial institutions are looking for when an Aboriginal community, development corporation, or entrepreneur applies to an organization looking for business financing, funding and/or services.

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Proposal Writing
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Overview and Discussion. Proposal Writing is a difficult task at best, more so under tight deadlines, with little or no direction. Overview of elements of a good proposal, including budget items, clearly identifying a need, and reporting.

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Steveston B
Matrimonial Real Property Toolkit Training
2:15 pm - 5:30 pm
Kathy McCue & Chris Angeconeb

An introduction to the Family Homes on Reserves and Matrimonial Interests or Rights Act. Learn about the key elements of the legislation including: First Nation law making and ratification, highlights of the provisional federal rules and practical implications for First Nation community residents.

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Richmond B
Break

Updating INAC’s “Lands Management Manual”
2:15 pm - 3:45 pm

INAC is currently in the process of updating its Lands Management Manual. Since its last update, there have been major legislative and policy changes that affect how reserve and designated land is managed. In addition to incorporating this new information, INAC is significantly reorganizing the manual to make to it more user-friendly and address the needs of a broader audience than its current focus on INAC Land Officers. Policies and Procedures are being split into two separate physical manuals.

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12 Things You Should Know for Successful Economic Development
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Economic development is the process of building strong, adaptive economies. Strategies driven by local assets and realities, a diverse industry base and a commitment to equality of opportunity and sustainable practices have emerged as those that will ensure a strong foundation for long-term stability and growth.

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Wednesday December 13, 2017

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Britannia B
Online Tools for Land Management – Individual training
9:00 am - 4:45 pm
INAC and NRCAN and GeoScience BC

30 minute sessions. Meet with your own personal trainer! Bring your questions and get hands-on experience using internet-based tools for reserve lands, such as: the Indian Lands Registry System (ILRS), the Electronic Registry Index Plan (eRIP), Natural Resources Canada’s Map Browser, Survey Plan Search and the Canada Lands Survey Plan Overlay for GoogleEarth. A laptop will be provided.

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Britannia C
First Nations-Municipal Community Economic Development Initiative (CEDI)
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

The First Nations-Municipal Community Economic Development Initiative (CEDI) is a joint initiative between Cando and the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) that enhances the capacity of participating First Nations and adjacent municipalities to engage in joint community economic development planning and initiatives.

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Break

Additions to Reserves: Reserve Creations
9:00 am - 12:15 pm
Leona Irons & Magali Perrealut

This workshop will provide an overview of the new 2016 Additions to Reserve / Reserve Creation (ATR) Policy Directive and basic technical training on the ATR process, including how to initiate and process an ATR in the timeliest manner. There will be an introduction to NALMA’s Additions to Reserve Toolkit. The workshop will also include time for questions and answers.

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Forest Fuel Management - Protect Your Community
3:15 pm - 4:45 pm

Joint INAC and FNESS presentation on the Forest Fuel Management Program. The objective of this program is to introduce First Nations communities to the Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP) program and the resources and assistance to guide them through the process of completing CWPP’s. A CWPP assesses the risk of wildfire in the interface areas, where the community and the forests meet, and recommend mitigation activities to improve community safety.

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Elmbridge
Break

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Sustainable Economic Development & Fiscal Relations Strategy: BCAFN’s “Black Books”
9:00 am - 10:30 am

The British Columbia Assembly of First Nations is in the process of creating a comprehensive economic development toolkit, titled the “Black Books,” wherein the following four volumes will provide resources to different key audiences: Volume One - First Nations Economic Development Guide; Volume Two - Chief and Council; Volume Three - Economic Development Corporations; and Volume Four - Community Entrepreneurs.

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Locatee Leasing
10:45 am - 12:15 pm

An interactive workshop that will provide participants with an overview of the various components of the Locatee Leasing process – commercial leasing on CP land.

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How to Celebrate Your Culture Through Tourism
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Through training, information resources, networking opportunities and co-operative marketing programs, AtBC is a one-stop resource for Aboriginal entrepreneurs and communities in British Columbia who are operating or looking to start a tourism business. AtBC works closely with tourism, business, education and government organizations to help B.C.’s Aboriginal tourism businesses offer quality experiences and actively promotes these experiences to visitors and local residents.

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Implementing a CCP: How a CCP links to other planning documents within a First Nation government
3:15 pm - 4:45 pm

Comprehensive Community Planning is holistic and culturally appropriate way to plan for Indigenous communities. Nearly half of the First Nations in BC have completed, or are in the process of completing a Comprehensive Community Plan. The planning process can be transformative for community members and once completed a CCP can be used to guide decision making for the community. However, a CCP is simply one tool that can be used for community development.

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Cedarbridge
Break

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12. New Fiscal Relationship
9:00 am - 10:30 am

In July 2016, the Assembly of First Nations (AFN) and Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC) signed a Memorandum of Understanding to “examine the current fiscal arrangement(s) to identify areas/elements of the existing relationship that are impeding progress in moving towards a government-to-government relationship.”

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New Fiscal Relationship
9:00 am - 10:30 am

In July 2016, the Assembly of First Nations (AFN) and Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC) signed a Memorandum of Understanding to “examine the current fiscal arrangement(s) to identify areas/elements of the existing relationship that are impeding progress in moving towards a government-to-government relationship.”

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First Nations Projects and the Environmental Review Process
10:45 am - 12:15 pm

This workshop will allow participants to become familiar with INAC’s Environmental Review Process and the type of triggers that initiate the need for an Environmental Review for projects on reserve. A suite of tools will be made available to group which will include a discussion of how they are applied to projects.

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Project Financing: The Application and Assessment Process
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

This workshop will highlight what financial institutions are looking for when an Aboriginal community, development corporation, or entrepreneur applies to an organization looking for business financing, funding and/or services.

For a detailed description click here

Proposal Writing
3:15 pm - 4:45 pm

Overview and Discussion. Proposal Writing is a difficult task at best, more so under tight deadlines, with little or no direction. Overview of elements of a good proposal, including budget items, clearly identifying a need, and reporting.

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Steveston B
Developing your International Intertribal Trade Opportunities
9:00 am - 12:15 pm
Wayne Garnon-Williams

Inter-tribal and international trade for indigenous businesses looks promising, and aboriginal businesses are poised to benefit. As indigenous land claims continue to be settled with greater resource stewardship in Indigenous hands and as tribes are seeking investment advantages such as establishing Foreign Trade Zones and International Inter-tribal investment, there is tremendous opportunity for economic development for native peoples and for the communities and businesses with whom they come in contact.

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Developing your International Intertribal Trade Opportunities
1:30 pm - 4:45 pm
Wayne Garnon-Williams

Inter-tribal and international trade for indigenous businesses looks promising, and aboriginal businesses are poised to benefit. As indigenous land claims continue to be settled with greater resource stewardship in Indigenous hands and as tribes are seeking investment advantages such as establishing Foreign Trade Zones and International Inter-tribal investment, there is tremendous opportunity for economic development for native peoples and for the communities and businesses with whom they come in contact.

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Richmond B
Break

Introduction to Land Regimes
1:30 pm - 4:45 pm
Debra Campbell

An introduction to Land Regimes “understanding the roles and responsibilities”. Learn about fundamental land management concepts and initiatives under the provisions of the Indian Act and Framework Agreement on First Nations Land Management.

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12 Things You Should Know for Successful Economic Development
9:00 am - 10:30 am

Economic development is the process of building strong, adaptive economies. Strategies driven by local assets and realities, a diverse industry base and a commitment to equality of opportunity and sustainable practices have emerged as those that will ensure a strong foundation for long-term stability and growth. Even within the parameters of these principles, what constitutes success in economic development and the specific strategies to accomplish it will look different from place to place.

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Unlocking the Economic Value of Reserve Lands through Land Management
10:45 am - 12:15 pm

Leasing is the primary tool available to First Nations to unlock the economic value contained in reserve land. Leasing arrangements can be achieved in a few different ways. A First Nation can rely on INAC staff to negotiate and draft the lease terms for reserve lands that are specifically designated for leasing purposes. Through the Reserve Land Environmental Management Program (RLEMP), a trained Lands Manager working for the First Nation prepares the Lease documents for INAC to review and approve.

For a detailed description click here

Thursday December 14, 2017

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Britannia B
NALMA Designations Training
9:00 am - 12:15 pm
Debra Campbell

An introduction to the designation process required to lease reserve lands. Learn about the provisions of the Indian Act that govern designations, key elements of the process, the role of the First Nations and Buckshee leasing.

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Britannia C
Environmental Assessment 101: What is it and When do you need one
10:45 am - 12:15 pm

Whether your community is thinking about developing a Land Use Plan or designating/developing lands, or remediating a contaminated site, you will always have to consider the environmental conditions of your land. In this workshop, participants will gain an understanding of the basic concepts of what is an environmental assessment, why do you need one, and what environmental (and social/economic) values do you need to consider for successfully planning, managing and developing your lands.

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Break

Steps First Nations Can Take to Start a Clean Energy Project in BC
9:00 am - 10:30 am

If a First Nation is thinking about doing a clean energy project in their community, to get off diesel, or to become energy independent, or to cut back costs on paying electricity bill, or for economic development, this workshop will take you through the process of looking for determining what kind of clean energy, siting the project, looking for money to do project, doing the pre-assessment to determine viability of project and steps to project management.

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Elmbridge
Break

Understanding Economic Development Funding Programs
9:00 am - 10:30 am

This workshop will provide the background information on funding programs managed by the Economic Development Unit of INAC’s Lands and Economic Development Directorate. This includes application timelines, budgets and general processes. Participants will also hear presentations from First Nations Administrators and Representatives that have successfully implemented projects through these programs.

For a detailed description click here

Economic Development; Building Individual Capacity to plug-into Community-based Economies
10:45 am - 12:15 pm

This session will focus on the unique design, development and delivery of the Aboriginal Canadian Entrepreneurs (ACE) Program (which is a combination of experiential learning exercises, mentorship and teaching from distinguished university educators and community leaders to ensure Aboriginal entrepreneurs with the skills to build a sustainable business).

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Cedarbridge
Land Development: Investment Readiness
9:00 am - 10:30 am

The purpose of this panel is to raise awareness on the economic value of land, and how First Nations communities can think about it in terms of commercial value. Secondly, the panel will discuss the issues about attracting investment and understanding the investment mindset.

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Break

22. Disaster Recovery Planning (Before a Disaster Strikes)
10:45 am - 12:15 pm

Natural and man-made disasters have devastating impacts on Canadian communities. Not only are they occurring more frequently, but their aftermath has become costlier. The impacts in terms of physical and economic damage in recent years have been staggering.

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Disaster Recovery Planning (Before a Disaster Strikes)
10:45 am - 12:15 pm

Natural and man-made disasters have devastating impacts on Canadian communities. Not only are they occurring more frequently, but their aftermath has become costlier. The impacts in terms of physical and economic damage in recent years have been staggering.

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Steveston B
Break

Locatee Leasing
10:45 am - 12:15 pm

An interactive workshop that will provide participants with an overview of the various components of the Locatee Leasing process – commercial leasing on CP land.

For a detailed description click here

First Nations Projects and the Environmental Review Process
9:00 am - 10:30 am

This workshop will allow participants to become familiar with INAC’s Environmental Review Process and the type of triggers that initiate the need for an Environmental Review for projects on reserve. A suite of tools will be made available to group which will include a discussion of how they are applied to projects.

For a detailed description click here

Richmond B
Break

First Nations Good Governance for Corporate and Nation Rebuilding Leaders
9:00 am - 10:30 am

This workshop will explore what good governance means for Development Corporations & Nation Rebuilding Leaders. The importance of revitalizing customary governance laws, practices (shared leadership systems vs. imposed hierarchical systems and values based leadership).

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First Nations Good Governance for Corporate and Nation Rebuilding Leaders
10:45 am - 12:15 pm

This workshop will explore what good governance means for Development Corporations & Nation Rebuilding Leaders. The importance of revitalizing customary governance laws, practices (shared leadership systems vs. imposed hierarchical systems and values based leadership).

For a detailed description click here