REGISTRATION OPEN MAY 15-16-17, 2019. First Nation Water Act and O&M Policy Review

The Assembly of First Nations will be carrying out regionally led engagement sessions for the purposes of Engagement on a new Water Legislative Framework for First Nations and Operations and Maintenance Policy Reform.

On behalf of The Assembly of First Nations, The First Nations Housing Infrastructure Council of BC invite you to please accept this email as registration for the

First Nation Water Act Review and O& M Policy Review Regional Feedback Session

taking place May 15th – 17th, 2019.

Attached you will find a drafted agenda for the 3-day meeting taking place at the Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel in Richmond BC. Should you have any further questions or require any further information, please do not hesitate to contact us directly by email. As new information becomes available to us, we will communicate this out to you as soon as possible.


Wednesday, May 15th – Friday, May 17th, 2019


Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel

7551 Westminster Hwy, Richmond BC


Please confirm your attendance by using the following link to register:

Hotel booking information will be provided in your confirmation email once you register.


Travel for up to 1 representative per community will be reimbursed following the workshop.

Communities can send 1 additional representative (total of 2), however, the 2nd participant will not be eligible to claim travel expenses.

Breakfast and lunch will be provided on each of the 3 days of meetings.

Dinners are on own and claimable on the travel expense form which will be distributed in the coming weeks for submission within 30 days following the meeting.

Parking Link

Parking is complimentary on site.

If you are NOT staying overnight at the hotel, please pre-register your license plate if you are driving.

To reserve parking, please click on the following link:

and enter your vehicle license plate.

Parking for this event is valid from 05/14/2019 06:00 am to 05/16/2019 10:00 pm.

Please note: No pass is required to be displayed


DAY 1 – May 15th, 2019

8:00 a.m. Registration

8:00 a.m. Breakfast (Provided)

9:00 a.m. Opening Prayer

Setting the Context:

Welcome and Introductions

Director Facilitator

9:15 a.m. Assembly of First Nations Water Initiatives-Background and Current Status

Mr. Caleb Behn, Special Advisor-Water, Housing, Infrastructure and Emergency Services, Assembly of First Nations

Questions and Discussion

10:15 a.m. Health Break

10:45 a.m. Regional Water Initiatives

Questions and Discussion

12:00 p.m. Lunch (Provided)

1:00 p.m. Small Group Discussions-Facilitated

Questions to be provided

3:00 p.m. Reports Back to Plenary/Plenary Discussion

4:00 p.m. Adjourn for the Day

DAY 2 – May 16th, 2019 - Agenda TBC and will be updated shortly

8:00 a.m.

4:00 p.m.

DAY 3 – May 17th, 2019

8:00 a.m. Breakfast (Provided)

9:00 a.m. Recap of Day 1 and Overview of Day 2


9:15 a.m. Small Group Discussions

Questions to be provided

10:30 a.m. Health Break

10:45 a.m. Reports Back to Plenary/Plenary Discussion

12:00 p.m. Lunch (Provided)

1:00 p.m. Participant Roundtable/Plenary Discussion

2:00 p.m. Closing Comments and Next Steps

2:30 p.m. Closing Prayer Session Adjourned

Please note

Agenda will evolve as we move closer to the forum.

HIC is working with Naut'sa mawt Event Management Team


Our apologies for this last minute notice

however we will make every effort to ensure you are informed

as we move through the next few weeks.



We appreciate your patience and understanding


Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions

Allison Gavin

Director, Meetings and Marketing Services




© 2018 By First Nations Housing & Infrastructure Council - FNHIC-BC.         Terms of Use.          Privacy Policy.