Info Matters Podcast Episode 7: First Nations data sovereignty

Data holds the keys to preserving the cultures and traditions of First Nations communities, while providing them with the insights they need to help shape their future. This episode explores how the principles of data ownership, access, control, and possession (OCAP) help promote the ethical use of data about First Nations, by First Nations, and for First Nations, to effect positive health and social change. In this episode, the commissioner speaks with Jonathan Dewar, CEO of the First Nations Information Governance Centre and Carmen Jones, Director of Research and Data Management at the Chiefs of Ontario, about the importance of respecting data sovereignty among First Nations peoples as part of the journey towards reconciliation.