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					    Musqueam Comprehensive Sustainable
           Community Development Plan



                      CCP Workshop - AANDC
                          October 10th, 2012
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         Presentation Overview

1. Background and History
2. Overview of the Plan
3. Best Practices and our
   Framework
4. Communication &
   Transparency
5. Quick Starts
6. M & E
7. Reasons for our Success
8. Thanks
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               Musqueam Nation

 Main reserve is located on
  the Fraser River across
  from YVR+

 Musqueam has 3 reserves

 We have been present in
  our traditional territory
  for over 9,000 years

 Our traditional territory is
  144,888 hectares



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                Musqueam History

 The name Musqueam relates
  back to the River Grass, the
  name of the grass is məθkʷəy.
 We are traditional
  hənqəminəm speaking people
  and have descended from the
  cultural group known as the
  Coast Salish.
 We traveled far and wide,
  traded and inter-married with
  Nations located in BC,
  Vancouver Island and
  Washington State


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Our Community Today
        What is our Community Plan?

 A shared vision for a healthy
  sustainable community
+
 Support for community
  objectives
+
 Integrated plans with
  actions, policies and
  programs around each
  objective
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= Our community plan
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  Overview of our Community Plan

 A five year process
 A living plan
 Community –driven
  and community based
 Input used to inform
  decisions
 Monitoring and
  evaluation of plan
  implementation is
  built in and will be
  ongoing

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  Best Practices and Transferability

 Musqueam has been cited as
  a best practice
 Our plan has won awards
  from the Canadian Institute
  of Planners and the Planning
  Institute of BC
 First Nations agencies and
  communities, external
  governments, institutions,
  and organizations have asked
  us to share our experience
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Our Planning Framework
              Community Engagement


 Community Open Houses
 Community survey (prioritizing -
  insight)
 Traditional methods (family gatherings)
 Elders
 Youth
 Off-reserve and on-reserve
 Decision specific evaluation committees
 Community committees
 Project Support Team
 Interviews


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   Communication & Transparency


 Logo & name,
 Newsletters,
 Website,
 Social media
 (ie Facebook)



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    Communication & Transparency


Using
Metaphor




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                  Quick Starts
     Planning and Action Working Together


 Keeps people engaged
 Planning output being
  used as it is developed
 Examples
   Sports field
   Children Playground
   Longhouse Renovations
   Aboriginal pavilion
   Legacy Trust Prioritization


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Community Center and Gym




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The Heart of the Community
rendering
      Next Steps for the CCP Team


 Community planning
  Address our housing needs
  Self-governance planning
    By-Laws, Begin negotiations with government
 Continue to implement CCP and LUP
 Engage with partners and neighbours
 Participatory Monitoring and Evaluation
  First Nation specific
  Learn, feedback, support implementation,
  Maintain participation, transparency ,
   accountability
                     Monitoring & Evaluation
                        Project Purpose


Improve governance
 Improve ongoing communication and
  engagement between community,
  administration and council
 Internal department integration
 Ensure actions reflect Musqueam values
 Facilitate ongoing learning, incorporate
  cultural traditions

Have more impact
 Continue to improve projects, programs,
  policies

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What is M & E?




      Build on One Heart On Mind
      Engage Program Administrators / Staff
      Engage community              18
 Ensure

Community
Objectives
   and
  Council
Objectives

 link with

  Core
Objectives
   and
 Vision


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Review Department Strategies




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                 Review Department Action Plans
   Policy / By-Law     Conflict Resolution protocol
    Development
                         Retention & recruitment
                                 program

Performance Program         Secession planning
    Development
                       "Celebrate Success" program
                            Skills development
                         Performance Monitoring
                           Technology upgrades

                               Co-location
   Organizational
   Development            Realign Organizational
                                 structure



                         Communication Strategy

                       Consistent admin voice/image
Communications / PR      Member Communication
                               strategy
                        Develop External Strategy

                          Administrative support

Support to Council &        Financial reporting
   Committees
                       Communications / protocol

                               Secretariat            21
          Measurement Indicators

 Impact Monitoring:
  Community Survey
   (Member Census)
  Staff Survey

 Can we do better?
  Evaluate against external data
   (ie Health Surveys, Housing,
    and Graduation Stats)




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              M&E Project Benefits


Improves
Governance
 Builds on the CCP
  transparency and
  accountability

 Enhances efficiency
 ü Simplifies and, where
   possible, automates
   reporting, such as AANDC
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           Reasons for Our Success

 Worked as a team from
  the start
 Many members needed for
  different areas
 We are all equally
  important
 We learn from each other
 Everyone’s input is
  important
 Consultants provide the
  tools we need to carry the
  process on our own


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          Reasons for Our Success

 Entrepreneurial approach to funding
   Seed money from the Band, but self-
    funded

 A broad range of community
  communication tools

 Incorporating traditional Musqueam
  decision-making practices and values

 Meaningful and extensive community
  engagement – community driven

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           Reasons for Our Success

 A champion is key to a
  project’s success
 Council, administration and
  community should be on
  board
 Graphics and visuals are
  expensive but pay off
 Create new relationships
  with outside agencies
 Do your research – call,
  email, build relationships at
  all levels

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hay čxʷ ￿ - Thank you
        ə

            Larissa Grant – Planning Team
            larissa@musqueam.bc.ca


            Dianne Sparrow – Associate Director
            dbsparrow@musqueam.bc.ca


            Musqueam First Nation
            Treaty, Lands & Resources
            www.musqueam.bc.ca
            www.oneheartonemind.ca




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