Recent News & Events

New Power of Data story explores the relationship between data collection and First Nations storytelling traditions

For the latest story in our Power of Data series, FNIGC travelled to Saik’uz First Nation in the heart of the British Columbia interior, where we spent a day visiting with the Chief and others in this small Carrier community. As we discovered, data can takes many forms in First Nations communities, including the traditional stories that are handed down from one generation to the next.   To Stanley Thomas, Chief of Saik’uz, oral storytelling... Read more

FNIGC announces change in executive leadership

FNIGC’s long-serving Executive Director Gail Mc Donald to retire After nearly seven years in key leadership roles at the First Nations Information Governance Centre (FNIGC), Gail Mc Donald will be retiring as Executive Director of the organization effective today. FNIGC’s Senior Managers Addie Pryce and Jerry Lanouette will share Acting Executive Director responsibilities until an executive search process can identify a new permanent... Read more

Registration for FNIGC's First Nations Data Governance conference is now closed

  Click here to download the conference agenda: Tools for Empowerment conference agenda Thank you for your interest in FNIGC's First Nations Data Governance conference. Registration is now closed for this event.     

FNIGC launches new and improved version of popular Data Online tool, which includes updated features, improved usability—and twice the data

The First Nations Information Governance Centre (FNIGC) is pleased to introduce a new-and-improved version of one of its most popular online services, FNIGC Data Online. The updated version of the online knowledge translation tool introduces a range of new features, such as a new mobile responsive interface, customizable charts and graphs, a more dynamic user experience, social media shareability, and twice as much data than ever before.... Read more

Recipients of the 2016 FNIGC National Student Bursary announced

January 9, 2017 (Ottawa, ON) — The First Nations Information Governance Centre (FNIGC) and its Board of Directors is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2016 FNIGC National Student Bursary, which is awarded annually by the non-profit First Nations organization to two outstanding First Nations college or university students.  The recipients of this year’s bursary are Mr. Kody Doxtator of Six Nations of the Grand River in Ontario and... Read more

Be a part of the First Nations Community Survey

Have you heard about the First Nations Community Survey? The First Nations Community Survey is being conducted in 330 randomly selected First Nations reserve and Northern communities, and will help communities better understand how real-world factors – like a safe clean water system, a youth centre, or a First Nations-run school – can have positive impacts on the well-being of First Nations people and the communities they live in. Designed... Read more

New report offers unprecedented look at realities of family, school, and work life in First Nations communities in Canada

A new report released today by the First Nations Information Governance Centre (FNIGC) provides unprecedented and exceptional insight into a wide range of early childhood, education and employment factors affecting life on First Nations reserve and Northern communities across Canada.  Now is the Time: Our Data, Our Stories, Our Future,The National Report of the First Nations Regional Early Childhood, Education and Employment Survey... Read more

OCAP™ is now OCAP®: Understanding the new trademark status

The First Nations principles of OCAP® are a set of standards that establish important ground rules about how First Nations data should be collected, protected, used, or shared. Since they were established nearly 20 years ago, the OCAP® principles have become synonymous with the highest standards of research ethics and data privacy in First Nations communities. Standing for ownership, control, access and possession, OCAP® asserts that First... Read more

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