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

Request for Proposals: Revision of The Fundamentals of OCAP®

FNIGC is launching a Request for Proposals (RFP) to update and revise The Fundamentals of OCAP®, the first and only online training course about the First Nation principles of OCAP®. FNIGC requires expert support to revise this distinct training. Launched in 2015, The Fundamentals of OCAP® course was the first of its kind. Now five years old, this popular course requires revising and updating. FNIGC is issuing an RFP for proposals from... Read more

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 cost ranges to support the phased... 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!