Since first launching the REEES in Manitoba three months ago, FNIGC’s Regional Partners at the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs (AMC) have been diligently working towards getting the First Nations survey out to all 40 of their sampled communities.
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.
Last month members of FNIGC’s national REEES team visited Fredericton, New Brunswick to deliver training to our Regional Partners at the Union of New Brunswick Indians (UNBI), who are prepping for the imminent roll-out of data collection in the province.
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.