Happy Holidays from FNIGC

The past year has brought more than its fair share of uncertainty and unexpected challenges. But it has also reminded us of the power of community to come together and support one another through difficult times. We are thankful to our Board, Members, Partners and stakeholders who believed in us over the past nine months, and...

Applications for FNIGC’s 2020 National Student Bursary are now being accepted

The application period is now closed. This year, FNIGC will grant up to four $2,500 bursaries to outstanding First Nations students enrolled in a post-secondary institution (university or college) in health, social sciences, or applied sciences, or studying issues related to helping First Nations achieve data sovereignty. A focus on quantitative or mixed methods research...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Request for Proposals: IM/IT Architecture

The First Nations Information Governance Centre (FNIGC) is launching a request for proposals. To prepare for a major transformation in the governance of First Nations’ data as detailed in the recently published A First Nations Data Governance Strategy (the Strategy), FNIGC requires an IM/IT architecture expert to notionally identify and define key IM/IT architecture components, options, and preliminary...

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!