First Nations Capital and Infrastructure Agency of Saskatchewan reflects on successful second annual AGM

Posted on March 21, 2024

The First Nations Capital and Infrastructure Agency of Saskatchewan (FNCIAS) recently concluded its second annual Annual General Meeting (AGM) on March 19, 2024, at the Saskatoon Inn in Saskatoon. Attended by representatives from member Nations across the province, the gathering was aimed at reviewing past progress, discussing future initiatives, and fostering collaboration among participating communities.

The day commenced with a prayer led by Kehteyak Peter Nippi, setting a tone of respect and unity for the day. Opening comments were delivered by Board Chair Chief Matthew Peigan, who highlighted the importance of collective efforts in advancing the goals of the organization.

FNCIAS CEO Drew Pearson outlined the agency’s achievements over the past year and underscored its commitment to furthering the interests of member Nations. Pearson emphasized the collaborative nature of the organization’s work, stating, “As we look back on the strides we have taken at the First Nations Capital and Infrastructure Agency of Saskatchewan over the past year, I am filled with a sense of pride and optimism for what we have achieved together.” He also expressed gratitude to the six member Nations participating in the pilot program, which plays a crucial role in informing the Funding Gap Analysis essential for shaping the agency’s funding model.

Acknowledging the invaluable input from First Nations leadership and community members, Pearson reiterated the agency’s dedication to incorporating feedback into its program delivery model. “We hope that those interested from our member Nations will consider joining our member and transfer team working groups,” Pearson encouraged, highlighting the importance of continued collaboration in charting a path forward. He also extended an invitation to all stakeholders to engage in the agency’s ongoing efforts to reimagine the future of housing and infrastructure for First Nations communities.

The AGM activities included the approval of financial reports, the appointment of auditors, and discussions on continued work and future strategies for the development of the agency and the Housing Condition Assessments, Asset Condition Assessments, and First Nation Development Plans that will be completed for member Nations. The event concluded with a renewed commitment to the collective vision of creating sustainable and thriving communities for generations to come.

For First Nations leaders, portfolio managers, technicians, and community members interested in learning more about FNCIAS and Membership for your Nation, please contact our Engagement Team.

For portfolio managers and technicians interested in signing up for a working group, please contact our Engineering Team.

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