The Nicola Valley Institute of Technology is pleased to announce that it will be offering the Summer Leadership Intensive this summer 2016. This Intensive is designed for leaders and emerging leaders of all backgrounds with a similar interest of bettering their communities and organizations. Delivered at the beautiful NVIT Merritt Campus, learners will have an opportunity to engage in highly charged classroom discussions and will be guided by world renowned faculty and guest speakers. A Certificate of Completion will be provided at the end of the two week Intensive. Sign up Today. Benefit Forever.
This course outlines the effects of the Indian Act on current community development. It also examines the key issues affecting Aboriginal communities and explores best practices for leaders to move beyond the limitations of the Indian Act.
Instructor - Herb George (Satsan)
Satsan is a Wet’suwet’en Hereditary Chief of the Frog Clan. He has been a long-time Speaker for the Wet’suwet’en Nation and previously served as Speaker for both the Gitxsan and the Wet’suwet’en Nations. He was also Adjunct Associate Professor in the School of Public Administration of Aboriginal Governments Program.
Satsan has considerable experience with Aboriginal rights and title as well as Aboriginal self-government and education. He was a key figure and strategist in the Delgamuukw-Gisday Wa case, which was the subject of a successful judgment before the Supreme Court of Canada in December 1997.
Satsan has offered advice and assistance to First Nations across British Columbia and Canada on the affirmation and recognition of Aboriginal rights, title and Treaty rights. He most recently served two – three year terms as the elected BC Regional Chief for the Assembly of First Nations. As a member of the AFN National Executive, he has the responsibility for Delgamuukw and headed up the Delgamuukw/Gisday’wa National Process, an extensive community-based process of research, public education and organizing. He also held the Executive Portfolio for Fiscal Relations.
Satsan is the President of the National Centre for First Nations Governance, a First Nations controlled initiative designed to help First Nations achieve their inherent right to self-government. Satsan is trained in law and education. He attend Simon Fraser University and the University of British Columbia. He is married and has three children.
This course is designed to teach learners how to undertake problem solving from a systems perspective—mapping an Aboriginal community’s governance systems, and developing strategies to improve existing systems.
Learners will utilize this knowledge to reflect upon real world community challenges, and apply their learning in the continued development of their year two internship.
Instructor - Richard Nerysoo
In 1979, Mr. Nerysoo became the youngest ever Member of a Legislative Assembly (MLA) in Northwest Territories’ history. He also made history in 1983, when he became the first Aboriginal person to become Premier of the North West Territories. He was also the youngest person in Canadian history to serve in the post.
After holding that office, and senior cabinet posts in between, in 1989, he became the first Aboriginal to be elected Speaker in the NWT legislative assembly.
His contributions have not only been felt North of 60. As an MLA in the early 1980s, Mr. Nerysoo played a crucial role in ensuring that the rights of Aboriginals were not ignored as Prime Minister Trudeau and the provincial premiers repatriated the Canadian Constitution from Great Britain. Stephen Kakfwi, an Aboriginal leader who has followed Mr. Nerysoo’s path all the way into the Premier’s Office in Yellowknife, argues his predecessor’s work on the Constitution was more than significant. “Mr. Nerysoo was instrumental in securing those amendments,” he says.
Mr. Nerysoo has served as President of the Gwich’in Tribal Council and was charged with the management and implementation of the historic Gwich’in Land Claims Agreement. He has also chaired the Gwich’in Council International, a non-profit collective striving towards securing
Accredited and transferable, the AGLP Summer Intensive can be taken on its own or as part of the Aboriginal and Governance and Leadership Program Certificate, Diploma or Advanced Diploma. For more information on these programs, click on the following link.
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