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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

FNIGC’s new OCAP® course off to strong start; to be rolled out in French this fall

Last month FNIGC launched The Fundamentals of OCAP® course, a new initiative developed in conjunction with Algonquin College, and the response since has exceeded FNIGC’s expectations — with more than 100 people from an eclectic range of First Nations, government, and non-profit organizations signing up for the innovative online course. Participants in the course – the first of its kind — include First Nations governance employees, public... Read more

New video offers unique look inside FNIGC’s data collection work in First Nations communities

The latest video from the First Nations Information Governance Centre (FNIGC) explores the organization’s innovative approach to First Nations data-gathering, and looks at how this data supports programs and planning for First Nations people and the communities they live in. FNIGC: Data by First Nations for First Nations is a new eight-minute video (available in English and French) that portrays a day in the life of Jamie Lee Gehue, a local... Read more

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