Recent News & Events

2019-2020 Annual Report to Members

In accordance to 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 pleased to share our 2019-2020 Annual Report to Members. Originally presented at our Annual General Meeting on September 24, 2020, the report covers activities that occurred in the 2019-2020 fiscal year (April 1, 2019 to March 31, 2020). The report includes a greeting from... Read more

Introducing the recipients of the 2019 FNIGC National Student Bursary

The First Nations Information Governance Centre (FNIGC) and its Board of Directors is pleased to announce the recipients of the 9th annual FNIGC National Student Bursary, which is awarded each year to outstanding First Nations post-secondary students.  This year’s recipients are: Nicole Shingoose, Shawna Louise McKenzie, Fiona Lizotte, and Étienne Lacasse-Vollant. Established in 2011, the FNIGC National Student Bursary is awarded each year... Read more

Introducing A First Nations Data Governance Strategy

On behalf of its Board of Directors and network of Regional Partners, the First Nations Information Governance Centre (FNIGC) presents Canada’s first national strategy to further our vision that every First Nation will achieve data sovereignty in alignment with its distinct world view. Available now on FNIGC.ca, A First Nations Data Governance Strategy (FNDGS) envisions a First Nations‑led, national network of regional information governance... Read more

New FNIGC paper supports coronavirus preparedness in First Nations communities

As the coronavirus global pandemic continues to affect people across Canada, concerns have been raised about the vulnerabilities faced by Indigenous communities due to pre-existing health, social, and economic conditions. Dr. Theresa Tam, Canada’s Chief Public Health Officer, has stated that First Nations, Inuit, and Métis communities face a higher risk of “severe outcomes” from the novel coronavirus and COVID-19. These include health... Read more

An important message from FNIGC regarding COVID-19

To our First Nations partners, colleagues, and friends across the country: We at FNIGC send our very best to all of you during this challenging time. Your health and well-being are of the utmost importance to us and we hope you are taking all the recommended precautions to avoid the spread of COVID-19. Rest assured that we remain available to support you in your important work. On our end, FNIGC has directed its staff to work remotely and... Read more

Happy Holidays from FNIGC

Happy Holidays from the entire team at FNIGC. Please note that our offices will be closed for from December 23, 2019 through to January 6, 2019. Have a safe and sound break and we'll see you in the New Year!  

Meet the recipients of the 2018 FNIGC National Student Bursary

The First Nations Information Governance Centre (FNIGC) is pleased to announce the recipients of its sixth annual National Student Bursary, which is awarded each year to two outstanding First Nations college or university students. Selected by a committee made up of members of the FNIGC Board of Directors, each recipient of the 2018 bursary will receive $2,500 along with free registration to FNIGC’s Fundamentals of OCAP® online course.   ... Read more

Final volume of landmark report explores health care, language, culture, food security in First Nations communities

The second volume of the National Report of the First Nations Regional Health Survey Phase 3, released today by the First Nations Information Governance Centre (FNIGC), provides unparalleled insight into a wide array of factors, from language and culture to health-care access and food security, that affect the health and well-being of First Nations people living on reserve and Northern communities across Canada. This final volume, which... Read more