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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

The REEES road-show touches down in New Brunswick

Last month members of FNIGC’s national REEES team visited Fredericton, New Brunswick to deliver training to our Regional Partners at the Union of New Brunswick Indians (UNBI), who are prepping for the imminent roll-out of data collection in the province. Katie Wood, REEES Technical Coordinator, and Kyla Marcoux, REEES Statistical Analyst, spent April 15 and 16 with New Brunswick’s REEES Regional Coordinator Peter Birney, RHS Regional... Read more

Even more data at your fingertips

Have you visited FNIGC Data Online lately? Since its launch in December 2013 the online application has been embraced by a wide range of users, including First Nations people, members of the academic community, university students, community organizers, policy makers and government stakeholders, all of whom have come to value the access to FNIGC’s First Nations data. And now, there’s even more to love!   In the months since its launch FNIGC... Read more

The REEES arrives in Quebec’s First Nations

Hot on the heels of last week’s post about the REEES’s kick-off in Wild Rose Country, we’re happy to report that FNIGC’s Regional Partners have launched the survey in Quebec — which included the official launch of the REEES in French. Led by REEES Regional Coordinator Jonathan LeClerc, the Quebec team unveiled the First Nations survey of early childhood, education and employment in the Mi’gmaq community of Listuguj during the last week of... Read more

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