The First Nations Information Governance Centre (FNIGC) and its Board of Directors are pleased to announce the 2017 FNIGC National Student Bursary for First Nations post-secondary students. The 5th annual bursary will grant $2,500 bursaries (along with free registration to FNIGC’s Fundamentals of OCAP® course) to two qualifying First Nations students enrolled in one of these fields of study:
In February 2016 the First Nations Information Governance Centre (FNIGC) launched The Fundamentals of OCAP®, the first—and only—online course dedicated to the First Nations principles of OCAP®. With more than 500 registrants completing the course since its launch, the course proved so popular that FNIGC decided to offer it in French as well.
For the latest story in our Power of Data series, FNIGC travelled to Saik’uz First Nation in the heart of the British Columbia interior, where we spent a day visiting with the Chief and others in this small Carrier community. As we discovered, data can takes many forms in First Nations communities, including the traditional stories that are handed down from one generation to the next.
To Stanley Thomas, Chief of Saik’uz, oral storytelling traditions are an important means of transmitting cultural information within a family and the community as a whole.
FNIGC’s long-serving Executive Director Gail Mc Donald to retire
After nearly seven years in key leadership roles at the First Nations Information Governance Centre (FNIGC), Gail Mc Donald will be retiring as Executive Director of the organization effective today.
FNIGC’s Senior Managers Addie Pryce and Jerry Lanouette will share Acting Executive Director responsibilities until an executive search process can identify a new permanent Director.
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.