The OCAP® and Information Governance team is dedicated to advancing FNIGC’s Vision and Mission and works to ensure that the principles we uphold are supported throughout the organization and within all the work we do.
To do this, the team leads education and training initiatives, engages in research and analysis, develops resources and tools, and works closely with regional partners.
The First Nation principles of OCAP® have not only been foundational for pursuing the rightful ownership, control, access, and possession of First Nations’ data by First Nations, but have also forged the path toward the realization of First Nations data sovereignty.
The OCAP® and Information Governance team is actively engaged in research and knowledge translation activities, exploring the many issues that impact data sovereignty and information governance. Topics include federal and provincial/territorial legislation, research data management, intellectual property, archival practice, data sharing, ethics, and many more. We work to develop ways to make this information more accessible, and to highlight areas of the data landscape that most impact First Nations. We also develop tools and resources to support the implementation of OCAP® and information governance best practices. You can access this work via the Online Library.
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