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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

Introducing Addie Pryce

The First Nations Information Governance Centre (FNIGC), Canada’s premier source of information about First Nations people living on reserve and in northern communities, is pleased to welcome Ms. Addie Pryce as its new Regional Health Survey and Capacity Development Coordinator. With more than 30 years’ worth of experience delivering health and social programs to First Nations communities, Ms. Pryce brings an impressive set of skills to the... Read more

Making a case for OCAP™ in health-care research

The December 2013 issue of Canadian Nurse Magazine features an Op-Ed by FNIGC Operations Manager Gail Mc Donald explaining why the First Nations principles of OCAP™ should be seriously considered by anyone conducting First Nations health research. Titled “A vision for principled research,” the article gives an overview of health-research in First Nations communities, traces the history of OCAP™ and makes a convincing case for the use of OCAP... Read more

The REEES gets a running start in the Yukon

One down, 249 to go! It’s been a long time coming, but after months of planning and preparation we’re happy to announce that the REEES has been officially rolled out! On Thursday November 14 the Yukon became the first region in Canada to conduct the REEES, bringing the brand-new national survey to a group of students from the Carcross Tagish First Nation in the town of Cacross, located just south of Whitehorse. The survey team, led by Alex... Read more

Get to know the REEES

Welcome to REEES: In the Field, a new blog on FNIGC.ca that will keep you up-to-date and informed on all the latest news related to the First Nations Regional Early Childhood, Education and Employment Survey (FNREEES, or REEES for short). The REEES (hint: it rhymes with “threes”) is a new national survey being carried out by the First Nations Information Governance Centre and its Regional Partners that will gather important information about... Read more

Recipients of the First Nations Information Governance Centre 2013 National Post-Secondary Student Bursary announced

The First Nations Information Governance Centre (FNIGC) and its Board of Directors is happy to announce the recipients of the FNIGC 2013 National Post-Secondary Student Bursary: Ms. Morgan Kahentonni Phillips of Kahnawake Mohawk Territory and Ms. Lindsey Louis of the Okanagan Indian Band in British Columbia. Ms. Phillips is a PhD student at McGill University’s Department of Integrated Studies in Education; Ms. Louis is attending the... Read more

Register now for OCAMP!

Are you a First Nation person who manages and safe-guards data on behalf of your community, for example: a membership clerk, community health-care worker, council member or researcher in the community? If so, then FNIGC’s first-ever OCAMP Workshop is just for you! Join us in Moncton, New Brunswick on October 16 – 18, 2013 for a unique 2-1/2 day training opportunity that will help you develop: a comprehensive understanding of the First... Read more

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