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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... 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

FNIGC’s 2012 – 2013 report to the AFN

In accordance with our by-laws, and as a reflection of our corporate structure and the importance of First Nations’ accountability to their governments and members, FNIGC is required to provide an annual update to the Assembly of First Nations (AFN) Chiefs in Assembly. This year we provided our 2012 – 2013 Report to the AFN’s 34th Annual Chiefs in Assembly in Whitehorse, Yukon which ran July 16 – 18. This report included a report from the... Read more

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