As part of its year-long celebration of the 25th anniversary of The First Nations Principles of OCAP®, the First Nations Information Governance Centre (FNIGC) has unveiled a new logo for the landmark data sovereignty standards.
The result of months of work and multiple design iterations, the new OCAP® logo emphasizes the First Nations roots of FNIGC’s work by utilizing a drum motif to represent equality and communication, as well as signifying the heartbeat of Mother Earth.
The logo was launched at a special gathering hosted by FNIGC during the Assembly of First Nations 44th Annual General Assembly in Halifax, Nova Scotia, steps away from the location where OCAP® was first established in 1998.
The event, which was attended by members of the National Steering Committee who are credited with coining the term “OCAP®,” featured local Mik’maw drumming group the Sunrise Scouts, a performance by Mi’kmaw fiddler Morgan Toney, a local jingle dress dancer, and keynote speakers including FNIGC CEO Jonathan Plante.
FNIGC’s celebration of OCAP®’s 25th anniversary, which kicked off in January 2023, also featured the launch of the revised and reimagined The Fundamentals of OCAP® online course.