Some FNI projects
by Tosh Southwick
January 13, 2011
Happy New Year! I hope everyone had a great holiday. Getting back in to the groove of things I thought I would start out 2011 with a post for our readers highlighting some of the projects that the FNI department is currently working on. We continue to coordinate the quarterly PACFNI meetings where all of our First Nation partners come together. The next one is being held on the 26th and 27th of January. The group is coming together at this meeting to determine the next priority areas they feel could be addressed.
Shelby has been working closely with the Heritage and Culture Certificate Pilot (HCCP) development and implementation. In the upcoming months she will continue to be a part of the team working on wrapping up the delivery of this cutting edge program that was built in partnership with our Yukon First Nations.
There are many internal and external committees that FNI staff sit on and participate in. Recently Shelby has been the FNI rep on the Liberal Arts Thematic Review committee which has just wrapped up their report and her participation on this committee has provided our department with valuable history of the College and an insight on the Liberal Arts programming.
The FNI team has recently been working with the Continuing Education division on the development of a training program for the First Nation Employment and Training Officers. We also start work this month with this CE Division on some training for Elected and Appointed First Nation officials.
We are fortunate to have the chance to work with a wide variety of departments on a number of projects. As I often tell people when they ask what it is that we do in FNI, every day is different and we have the honour of working with a number of fantastic projects. Some are quick and others are spread out over time but it is our pleasure to be involved in each of them.