Recent News & Events

Announcement of the 2012 FNIGC Scholarship Award

The First Nations Information Governance Centre Board of Directors is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2012 Second Annual FNIGC Scholarship Award: Ms. Christi-Ann Poulette, a member of the Oneida Nation of the Thames First Nation in Ontario and Ms. Johanna Sam a member of the Tl'Etinqox T'in First Nation in British Columbia were the successful applicants for this year’s award. The First Nations Information Governance Centre (FNIGC)... Read more

FNIGC Formally Releases RHS Phase 2

Health Canada Release, September 27th, 2012 (10:30 - 12:30 EST.) The FNIGC formally released the “RHS Phase 2 (2008/10) National Report on the Adult, Youth and Children Living in First Nations Communities” to Health Canada on September 27th, at 10:30 - 12:30pm (EST.) at Tunney’s Pasture in Ottawa. Click on the download links below to gain exclusive access to the presentations. Within, you will find exciting and new selected results from the... Read more

Vitality of First Nations Cultures Remains the Same or Shows Improvement: Regional Health Survey

The majority of adults (83%) taking part in the First Nations Regional Health Survey (RHS) say they feel their cultures on-reserve and in northern communities had either improved or stayed the same. This is encouraging news after decades of government policies that sought to eradicate First Nations languages and cultures. 67% of First Nations adults "sometimes" participated in cultural events in their territories. The RHS found that adults... Read more

The First Nation Information Governance Centre Partners with Canada to Conduct Regional Education/Employment Survey

December 15, 2011, Ottawa, Ontario — The First Nations Information Governance Centre (FNIGC) has partnered with Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada (AANDC) on the fourth generation of the Survey on Aboriginal Peoples (2011). The FNIGC will be conducting the First Nations Regional Education and Employment Survey (REES) of First Nations living on-reserve and in northern First Nation communities. Under a mandate received from the... Read more