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Introducing the First Nations Data Centre: a new way to access First Nations data

The First Nations Information Governance Centre (FNIGC) is pleased to announce the First Nations Data Centre (FNDC), a new service that provides easier access to data from its reliable and respected survey work including the First Nations Regional Health Survey (FNRHS) and the First Nations Regional Early Childhood, Education and Employment Survey (FNREEES).

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New survey to fill long-standing gap in First Nations labour and employment data

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The First Nations Information Governance Centre (FNIGC) is pleased to announce that it will be launching a new national survey that will take an unprecedented look at First Nations employment and labour conditions, two priority areas for First Nations in Canada.

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National conference to feature first results from landmark First Nations survey

The First Nations Information Governance Centre (FNIGC) is pleased to announce a three-day conference in November 2015 that will feature the release of initial, key findings from the First Nations Regional Early Childhood, Education and Employment Survey (FNREEES) along with workshops, guest speakers, and First Nations entertainers.

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New phase of landmark First Nations health survey launches in First Nations communities across Canada

April 1, 2015 (Ottawa, ON) – The First Nations Information Governance Centre (FNIGC) is proud to announce that the latest phase of its First Nations Regional Health Survey (FNRHS, or RHS) begins its official roll-out in 250 First Nations communities today.

RHS Phase 3 is the latest version of the landmark survey process, which was established in 1997 as a means of collecting much-needed information about the living conditions of First Nations people living on reserve and northern communities across Canada.

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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.  

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Behind the scenes of the REEES roll-out in British Columbia

After months of planning, the Regional Early Childhood, Education and Employment Survey (REEES) launched last month on the West Coast. But before this could happen there was a lot of ground work to cover to make sure that deployment would go off without a hitch. That’s why earlier this year FNIGC’s REEES team travelled to British Columbia to deliver a two-day training session to our Regional Partners at the First Nations Health Authority (FNHA) in Victoria.    

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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.

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