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 community located in north-central Alberta, on January 13. Kapawe’no is home to about 350 First Nation people who now hold the distinction of being the first community in Alberta to take part in the REEES, a new survey created by First Nations for First Nations that focuses on early childhood, education and employment.
Led by REEES Field Worker Cindy Halcrow, the survey’s three components (child, youth and adult) are being carried out in the small community, with expectations of completing it by the end of the month. And that’s not all. This past weekend the AFNIGC team started REEES work in Paul First Nation, and are conducting sampling and fieldworker training this week in preparation of rolling out in Bigstone Cree Nation early next month.
Congratulations to everyone on AFNIGC's REEES team for getting the REEES up-and-running and in the field!
The Alberta First Nations Infomation Governance Centre team