Recent News & Events

The REEES wraps up in the Yukon

Time sure flies. It seems like yesterday that the First Nations Regional Early Childhood, Education and Employment Survey (FNREEES, or REEES for short) began rolling out in First Nation communities across Canada. In fact, it was November 2013 when the Carcross Tagish First Nation in the Yukon became the first community in Canada to conduct the REEES. In the 14 months since, the REEES has visited First Nation reserve and northern communities... Read more

Take time for the ‘REEES’

Did you know there’s still time to take part in the First Nations Regional Early Childhood, Education and Employment Survey (aka the REEES), a landmark survey about First Nations people in Canada? This one-of-a-kind survey will provide us with an unprecedented perspective of life in First Nations communities; one that encompasses early childhood development, education, and employment. But it can only happen if you take the time and take... Read more

New FNIGC video explains the importance of the First Nations principles of OCAP™

First Nations people have always understood the value of community, the importance of respect, and the need to protect our resources — and right now one of our most important resources is information. That’s why the First Nations Information Governance Center (FNIGC) — and OCAP™ — were created.   Today we are proud to launch "Understanding the First Nations Principles of OCAP™: Our Road Map to Information Governance", a new video that tells... Read more

Behind the scenes of the REEES roll-out in British Columbia

After months of planning, the Regional Early Childhood, Education and Employment Survey (REEES) launched last month on the West Coast. But before this could happen there was a lot of ground work to cover to make sure that deployment would go off without a hitch. That’s why earlier this year FNIGC’s REEES team travelled to British Columbia to deliver a two-day training session to our Regional Partners at the First Nations Health Authority (... Read more

First Nations Information Governance Centre celebrates the ‘power of data’ on National Aboriginal Day

  June 20, 2014 (Ottawa, ON) – As we pause during the summer solstice to recognise National Aboriginal Day, the First Nations Information Governance Centre (FNIGC) is proud to pay tribute to the rich contributions Aboriginal people have made in Canada over the years.   As Canada’s premier source of information about First Nations people living on reserve and in northern communities, FNIGC is committed to collecting and protecting data that... Read more

A REEES road trip in Quebec

Earlier this month FNIGC took a trip – a long trip – to the First Nations community of Gesgapegiag in Quebec’s Gaspesie region to spend a few days in the shoes of a regional REEES survey team. On May 5, Kyla Marcoux, REEES Statistical Analyst, and Derek Thompson, REEES National Project Coordinator, flew from Ottawa to Quebec City where they were met by Jonathan Leclerc, the REEES Regional Coordinator at the First Nations of Quebec and... Read more

The REEES gets rolling in Manitoba

Since first launching the REEES in Manitoba three months ago, FNIGC’s Regional Partners at the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs (AMC) have been diligently working towards getting the First Nations survey out to all 40 of their sampled communities. Led by Regional Coordinator Leona Star, the AMC team launched the survey on February 7 in Pinaymootang First Nation, located about two hours northwest of Winnipeg, and Sagkeeng First Nation which is... Read more

New papers chronicle the creation, application, and implementation of the First Nations principles of OCAP™

Anyone who’s ever browsed FNIGC’s website before has likely come across the term “OCAP™” -- four little letters that mean a lot. They stand for ownership, control, access and possession and collectively represent a set of principles that lay out how data about First Nation people and communities are collected, protected and managed. Born in 1998 during an initial brainstorming meeting for what would become the First Nations Information... Read more

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