Recent News & Events

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

The REEES debuts in Alberta

As most of us are busy grappling with January’s extreme wintry weather, FNIGC is happy to report that work on the REEES is heating up across the country. As the survey continues its roll-out in the Yukon, our regional partners in Alberta launched REEES data collection in the province earlier this month. The Alberta First Nations Information Governance Centre (AFNIGC) rolled out the survey in Kapawe’no First Nation, a small Woodland Cree... Read more

The REEES heads North (way, way north) in time for the holidays

They said they’d do it, and they did — despite broken-down vehicles and some truly bone-chilling weather. In our last post we wrote about the efforts of our Regional Partners in the Yukon to complete the Youth portion of the REEES in their region before the end of the year. Well, we’re happy to report that Nyla Klugie-Migwans, Yukon’s REEES Regional Coordinator, and her team met that goal – and with time to spare! On December 18, Nyla and... Read more

FNIGC data is now easier to access than ever before

The First Nations Information Governance Centre (FNIGC), Canada’s premiere source of information about First Nations people living on reserve and northern communities, is pleased to announce an unprecedented new way to access its data on First Nations communities across Canada.  FNIGC Data Online is an easy-to-use application that provides access to published data from FNIGC, starting with the First Nations Regional Health Survey Phase 2 (... Read more

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