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First Nations Information Governance Centre welcomes Jonathan Dewar as new Executive Director

The First Nations Information Governance Centre (FNIGC) is pleased to announce Dr. Jonathan Dewar as its new Executive Director.  

An educator, researcher, and administrator descended from Huron-Wendat, French-Canadian, and Scottish-Canadian grandparents, Dr. Dewar brings a rich and dynamic set of skills to his new position at FNIGC.  

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Latest Power of Data story journeys to Northern Alberta to witness the transformative effects of data in one First Nations community

Over the past two-and-a-half years our Power of Data series has travelled across the country in an effort to find examples of the real-world benefits that data from the First Nations Regional Health Survey (and other surveys) have had in First Nations communities.

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FNIGC’s Fundamentals of OCAP® online course makes its debut in French

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New Power of Data story explores the relationship between data collection and First Nations storytelling traditions

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.  

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FNIGC announces change in executive leadership

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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.

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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.

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

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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.

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FNIGC announces recipient of its 2015 National Student Bursary

The First Nations Information Governance Centre (FNIGC) and its Board of Directors is pleased to announce the recipient of its 2015 National Student Bursary: Ms. Mary Smith of Beausoleil First Nation, Ontario. 

Ms. Smith is a third-year PhD Nursing student at the University of Victoria focusing on population health and chronic kidney disease. She will receive a $2,500 bursary to help support her studies.

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FNIGC partners with Algonquin College to launch first-ever online course about the First Nations principles of OCAP®

The First Nations Information Governance Centre (FNIGC) in partnership with Algonquin College, is proud to announce the launch of The Fundamentals of OCAP®, the first—and only—online training course dedicated to OCAP®.

The new course, which is now accepting registrations at FNIGC.ca/training, offers unprecedented access to FNIGC’s breadth of knowledge about the First Nations principles of OCAP® in an easily accessible and user-friendly platform.

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