Recipients of the First Nations Information Governance Centre 2013 National Post-Secondary Student Bursary announced

The First Nations Information Governance Centre (FNIGC) and its Board of Directors is happy to announce the recipients of the FNIGC 2013 National Post-Secondary Student Bursary: Ms. Morgan Kahentonni Phillips of Kahnawake Mohawk Territory and Ms. Lindsey Louis of the Okanagan Indian Band in British Columbia. Ms. Phillips is a PhD student at McGill University’s Department of Integrated Studies in Education; Ms. Louis is attending the... Read more

Register now for OCAMP!

Are you a First Nation person who manages and safe-guards data on behalf of your community, for example: a membership clerk, community health-care worker, council member or researcher in the community? If so, then FNIGC’s first-ever OCAMP Workshop is just for you! Join us in Moncton, New Brunswick on October 16 – 18, 2013 for a unique 2-1/2 day training opportunity that will help you develop: a comprehensive understanding of the First... Read more

FNIGC’s 2012 – 2013 report to the AFN

In accordance with 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 required to provide an annual update to the Assembly of First Nations (AFN) Chiefs in Assembly. This year we provided our 2012 – 2013 Report to the AFN’s 34th Annual Chiefs in Assembly in Whitehorse, Yukon which ran July 16 – 18. This report included a report from the... Read more

Welcome to the new FNIGC.ca

A fresh new design, a re-thought home page, easier navigation, quicker access to our key reports and data, a real-time Twitter feed and a brand-new Media Room are just some of the features of FNIGC’s new website. Summer is a perfect time to try out a new look, which is why we’re raising the curtain on our new website. In addition to a revitalized design, our new look includes a new home page (with rotating feature stories), a prominent home... Read more

‘Hey Cousin! There’s a new survey in town!’

Bunnuck Video Frame

Have you heard? The REEES, a new survey by First Nations for First Nations, is coming this fall to 250 communities. The First Nations Early Childhood, Education and Employment Survey (FNREEES, or REEES for short) will be rolling out in reserve and northern communities in September 2013 and we’ve recruited the irrepressible Bunnuck Klikman to help spread the word! Starting this summer, TV and radio PSAs featuring the hysterical character (... Read more

The REEES is on its way!

FNIGC’s latest survey, the ”REEES,” will be coming to 250 First Nation reserve and northern communities this fall Like FNIGC’s long-running and successful Regional Health Survey (RHS), the REEES will collect quality information about First Nations communities using the First Nations principles of OCAP™ (Ownership, Control, Access and Possession) that will be used to support decision-making in First Nations communities, governments and... Read more

First Nations Information Governance Centre celebrates National Aboriginal Day

June 21, 2013 (Ottawa, ON) – The First Nations Information Governance Centre (FNIGC) is proud to pay tribute to all Indigenous people in Canada as we collectively take time to pause and celebrate National Aboriginal Day today. As Canada’s premier source of information about First Nations people living on reserve and in northern communities, FNIGC is committed to improving the health and well-being of people living in our 633 First Nations... Read more

FNIGC’s National Workshop - It’s a Wrap!

FNIGC’s National Workshop brings researchers, educators, ethicists, journalists (and an acclaimed First Nations actor) together to discuss information governance. More than 130 experts, researchers and professionals from a wide range of backgrounds gathered in Ottawa last week for the First Nations Information Governance Centre’s OCAP™ in Action 2013 National Workshop. The three-day workshop offered an opportunity for people from all walks... Read more