THE BCFNDGI has developed a concept paper and briefing note to provide a roadmap for the future of data management and development of the First Nations community across Canada. The B.C. First Nations Data Governance Initiative was created under the leadership of the Ktunaxa Nation when it shared common issues with other First Nations, including information on decision-making and governance of planning and investment strategies. The scarcity and adequacy of the data were seen as key obstacles to the success of self-management. The signing in 2005 of the Transformation Transformation Agreement by the United Nations Leadership Council of British Columbia and the Government of Canada marked the beginning of a new relationship between the tripartite partners. The 2010 tripartite agreement on data quality and data sharing in British Columbia campaigned for an obligation to ensure that federal and provincial information was shared on First Nations. The B.C. First Nations Data Governance Initiative was followed by a hands-on approach led by and for BC First Nations to implement some of the policy commitments set out in these documents. The initiative also supports the management and transfer of health services from Health Canada to the British Columbia First Nations in October 2013. First Nations across Canada are focused on data management. Alberta has established a Regional First Nations Information Centre, primarily funded by Health Canada. Quebec`s First Nations work together to build data management and information management capabilities and work with their government partners to meet their individual needs. Other regions have also organized to satisfy their interests; in BC there is the bc First Nations data governance initiative.
What we need is a national data governance strategy that reconciles these regional approaches with political reforms and broader reports of initiatives between governments. March 2013: Health Canada and Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada MOU on Community Development (PDF) . March 2016: BC and First Nations Health Council MOU on a regional engagement process and partnership for the development of a 10-year joint strategy for social determinants for First Nation peoples in BC November 26, 2006: Bilateral First Nations Health Plan (PDF). May 26, 2011: GW IV – Resolution on Consensus Paper (PDF) Press release: Tripartite partners point to a new path with a historic transfer of health services for BC First Nations (PDF) July 26, 2010: Tripartite basis for a framework agreement on health governance (PDF) 17. December, 2012: Signing of the Health Partnership Agreement (PDF) April 16, 2010: First Nations in BC Tripartite Data Quality Sharing Agreement (PDF) November 25, 2005: Transformative Change Accord (PDF) Media Lines and Q-As: BC Transfer Tripartite Event / Gathering Wisdom VI (PDF) July 15, 2005: First Nations Healthprint Blueprint for BC.