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Introductory Leading Teams: Governance for Indigenous Councils and Boards - Online

Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, Online/Digital Deadline: November 16, 2021 - January 25, 2022
Indigenous leaders, directors and managers are faced with increasingly complex issues, accelerated change, and new ways of doing business. They are also finding new and creative ways to move beyond standard Western models of governance to embrace culturally grounded models of Indigenous governance.

This introductory program will explore the structure and management of a governing body for maximum efficiency and effectiveness, with particular focus on building solid foundations for Indigenous governance that are rooted in Indigenous culture.

*Financial Aid available.

Program Dates: February 15 - 18, 2022
Registration Deadline: January 25, 2022
Learn more and register online: https://bit.ly/2YRXSTq

Seeking Board Members

Saskatchewan Archaeological Society, Saskatchewan-wide Deadline: December 01, 2021 - January 31, 2022
The Saskatchewan Archaeological Society is seeking nominations for the following positions on our Board:
1) Treasurer
2) Two Members-at-Large
3) One First Nations/Métis Member-at-Large

All terms are for two years. Incumbents may run for a consecutive term, with a maximum service of six consecutive years in the same position.

The SAS has four board meetings per year (on Saturdays). There may be additional meetings called for committee work.

The SAS values diversity and inclusivity. We welcome applications from individuals who have skills in finance, fundraising, human resources, governance, policy, risk management, technology and marketing.

For further information or for nomination …

Computational Writing 2022 | In-Person

Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, Canada-wide Deadline: December 20, 2021 - February 09, 2022
Overview
The Computational Writing residency will allow writers to explore working at the intersection of computing and literary art, not only by using pre-developed tools but also by directly undertaking programming. The residency will consider how computation can be means for reflecting on one’s own writing process as well as for processing anything from small, curated collections of words to large text corpora.

This self-directed residency offers the opportunity to work away from the constraints of everyday life. Delve deep into your creative project and take advantage of the artistic community of your peers around you. The program provides opportunities …

Introductory Establishing Indigenous Institutions of Governance - Online

Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, Online/Digital Deadline: November 16, 2021 - February 15, 2022
During this period of rights recognition, Indigenous peoples are implementing self-government as an exercise of self-determination. Establishing strong and appropriate institutions of governance is an essential part of self-government. Nations that establish effective and culturally appropriate institutions are politically and economically more powerful and better equipped to take action to improve the lives of their citizens. There are lessons to be learned from the experiences of Nations that are actively rebuilding and new tools being developed to support nation rebuilding. In this program, participants will be shown practical ways to help rebuild their own Indigenous institutions of governance based on …

Seeking Leadership for Socially Distant Art: A Unique Accessibility-focused Online Arts Residency Program

Socially Distant Art, Online/Digital Deadline: January 18, 2022 - February 21, 2022
Socially Distant Art (SDA) is a digitally-based, grassroots arts residency program with a focus on cultivating accessibility and inclusivity in our residents’ creative and organizational practices. We are shaping our program with an intersectional approach to accessibility, building our work upon innovations within mutual aid movements and the Disability Activism community. 

SDA is seeking applicants to join our volunteer leadership team as we build our arts residency program! We are looking for applicants who are interested in mutual aid, accessibility and inclusivity in the arts, arts activism, and digital/remote community building.

Type of Opportunity: Part Time Volunteer Leadership
Length of …

Introductory Wise Practices in Indigenous Leadership - Online

Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, Online/Digital Deadline: November 16, 2021 - March 01, 2022
This program renews our relationship with wise practices at this time of great change for humanity. We will activate community wisdom through case studies from our local and global interspace, deepen critical skills, reawaken gifts, and re-envision what leaders need to thrive while living wholistically into responsibilities, inherent wellbeing, and abundance.

Participants will have the opportunity to bring the Wise Practice Indigenous Leadership model to life in their roles and organizations while taking a personal and professional leadership journey. This program will create a space to regenerate and vision while expanding roots of identity, knowledge, and cultural values within each …

Literary Journalism 2022 | In-Person

Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, Canada-wide Deadline: December 20, 2021 - March 09, 2022
Overview
This two-week residency encourages the exploration of new ideas in journalism and experimentation in writing. Designed to challenge and stimulate, the program aims to inspire creative pieces of nonfiction and to assist the writers in their completion. A preeminent space for long-form journalism, this residency emphasizes the strengths of thorough and articulate reporting, distinctive storytelling, and literary devices. Work created in this program has been published in many outlets including The Globe and Mail, The Walrus, and The Atlantic, and pieces have gone on to win National Magazine and National Newspaper Awards.

What does the program offer?
This 13-day …

Intermediate Negotiation Skills Training | In Person | Spring 2022

Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, Canada-wide Deadline: January 20, 2022 - March 22, 2022
Many Indigenous communities and organizations are in negotiations, or are preparing to negotiate, on important issues such as land claims, litigation, self-governance, fiscal arrangements, natural resources, co-management agreements, consultation, and business partnerships. You will explore foundational concepts in the negotiation process by exploring proven interest-based negotiation terminology and techniques.

This program prioritizes Indigenous learners, and those working for Indigenous communities and organizations. Financial aid available, please apply within the registration process online.

Program Dates: April 24 - 29, 2022
Registration Deadline: March 22, 2022
Learn more and register online: https://bit.ly/3GPEdnR

Introductory Inherent Right to Indigenous Governance Online | Spring 2022

Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, Canada-wide Deadline: May 10, 2022 - May 13, 2022
Introductory Inherent Right to Indigenous Governance will illuminate foundational principles of effective and responsible governance. Participants will discover historical and contemporary Indigenous governance models, while reflecting on their own gifts, responsibilities, and entitlements rooted in law and policy. Through this, participants can imagine and identify concrete actions they can implement in their current positions.

This program prioritizes Indigenous learners, and those working for Indigenous communities and organizations. Financial aid is available and can be applied for within the online registration process. 

Program Dates: May 10 - May 13, 2022
Registration Deadline: April 12, 2022
Learn more and register online: https://bit.ly/3fHFx07

Intermediate Indigenous Business and Economic Development | In Person

Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, Canada-wide Deadline: May 29, 2022 - June 03, 2022
Building effective economic policy will help achieve more successful, sustainable, and self-determined economic activity. In this program, fundamental issues of governance, such as the creation of culturally appropriate governmental institutions and the role of Indigenous leaders in effectively planning, creating, and promoting economic policy for self-determined Indigenous development will be examined. Having determined these foundations, the program will shift focus to the realities of doing business with Indigenous communities, Indigenous-owned companies and institutions, and individual Indigenous entrepreneurs.

This program prioritizes Indigenous learners, and those working for Indigenous communities and organizations. Financial aid available, please apply online through the registration process. …

Intermediate Leading Teams: Governance for Indigenous Councils and Boards

Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, Canada-wide Deadline: January 20, 2022 - August 16, 2022
Indigenous leaders, directors, and managers are faced with increasingly complex issues, accelerated change, and new ways of doing business. They are also finding new and creative ways to move beyond standard Western models of governance to embrace culturally grounded models of Indigenous governance.
                                                                                                                                                              
This program prioritizes Indigenous learners, and those working for Indigenous communities and organizations. Financial aid available, please apply online within the registration process.

Program Dates: September 11 - September 16, 2022
Registration Deadline: August 16, 2022
Learn more and register online: https://bit.ly/3qJD7Ve

Intermediate Project Management for Indigenous Organizations - Online Fall 2022

Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, Canada-wide Deadline: January 20, 2022 - August 23, 2022
Project management is a results-oriented process designed to support organizations, institutions, and communities. Understanding, proposing, and establishing a professional project management environment is a critical component to program and project funding and development. This program helps translate the language of project management into the systems of Indigenous wisdom.

Adopting standardized project management techniques and tools increases the capacity to ensure successful projects from ideation to implementation. Beyond best practices, this program explores developing your project management knowledge and skills in the context of Indigenous Wise Practices, where attendees will learn to effectively lead projects to deliver the expected outcomes on …