FNIGC News

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 part... 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

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

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

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

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

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