Aboriginal Financial Officers Association of BC - Treaty Settlements and Financial Management: Are we Prepared for the Future?

12/04/2006 5:00 am
12/05/2006 5:00 pm

Treaty Settlements and Financial Management: Are We Prepared for the Future?

Marriot Pinnacle
Downtown Vancouver

As we enter the 14th year of conception of treaty negotiation in B.C., First Nations are at a various stages in terms of reaching a settlement. Some are close to an agreement, others are stalled at certain levels and there are those who have not entered the process. AFOA BC and partners have developed an important seminar that will take a close look at the financial management aspect of treaty negotiations and future settlements. Working with First Nations communites and organizations we will examine lessons learned in the area of financial management and what you need to have in place for the negotaions success and agreement. You will learn about key governance and adminstrative systems you need to have established to be successful in the long term. We have been encourage by First Nations and the treaty related organizations to organize this event as financial management issues are becoming more critical at community level and negotiation table. As we build the agenda we will draw upon the experience of those who have gone before us in treaty and consider lessons learned along the way.

Who Should Attend
Through this seminar, AFOA BC will provide an outstanding professional development opportunity for First Nation people that work in finance, administration and management. In particular, those that work in Treaty offices will want to consider attending this important seminar. This opportunity also extends to Chief and Council members and students who are seeking to enhance their knowledge and expertise in financial management related to the treaty process..
Seminar Highlights:
- Case studies of First Nations treaty settlements
- Understanding the relationship between governance and financial management
- Negotiation table group dynamics
- Financial planning for future treaty settlements
- Panel discussion with senior treaty negotiation officials
- Financial training for leaders and management
- Corporation perspective on treaty settlements
- Informative and expert negotiation facilitators

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Christmas Luncheon!

Financial Officer Competencies
For this seminar, AFOA BC will focus on seven of the thirteen competencies of a Financial Officer. These competencies will not only outline the successful fulfillment of a Financial Officer's role it also serves as a base for other First Nation professionals working in areas of financial management and administration.
- Communication & Personal Skills
- Financial Management
- Economics
- Law
- Strategy & Decision Making
- Aboriginal History & Cultures
- Aboriginal Human Resources