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COVID-19 updates for First Nations in Alberta


COVID-19 report for First Nations


Weekly Updates from Alberta Health (AH) Epidemiology and Surveillance Team (pre-September updates have been archived)


AH update Sep 02, 2020

AH update Sep 09, 2020

AH update Sep 16, 2020

AH update Sep 23, 2020

AH update Sep 30, 2020

AH update Oct 07, 2020

AH update Oct 14, 2020

AH update Oct 21, 2020

AH update Oct 29, 2020

AH update Nov 04, 2020

AH update Nov 12, 2020

AH update Nov 18, 2020

AH update Nov 25, 2020

AH update Dec 02, 2020

AH update Dec 09, 2020

AH update Dec 16, 2020

AH update Dec 23, 2020

AH update Jan 06, 2021

AH update Jan 13, 2021


Useful Resources to Help You Understand COVID-19


Ninja Nerd Science: COVID-19 | Coronavirus: Epidemiology, Pathophysiology, Diagnostics

Ninja Nerd Science: COVID-19 | Coronavirus: Treatment, Prognosis, Precautions

Ninja Nerd Science: COVID-19 | Coronavirus: Epidemiology, Pathophysiology | APRIL UPDATE

Ninja Nerd Science: COVID-19 | COVID-19 | Coronavirus: How is Coronavirus Diagnosed | APRIL UPDATE

Corona Virus|COVID-19 Coverage by Dr. Mike (Mike Hansen, MD, is a medical doctor who is an internist, an intensivist, and a pulmonologist. In other words, he specializes in (and is board certified in) internal medicine, critical care medicine, and pulmonary disease).


The Power of Data - featuring Bigstone Cree Nation

You can find it


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We had worked with Alberta Health to bring you the First Nations Health Trends-Alberta one-pagers.

You can find them under the Resources tab HERE


Welcome to the Alberta First Nations Information Governance Centre!

The Alberta First Nations Information Governance Centre (AFNIGC) will promote, protect and advance the First Nations´ Ownership, Control, Access and Possession (OCAP®) principles, the inherent right to self-determination and jurisdiction in research and information management.

The AFNIGC represents the culmination of a 20-year process to strengthen First Nations control and capacity in ethical and relevant processes for research; and the collection, utilization, and storage of data. The AFNIGC´s Board of Directors is responsible for governance over these processes and, in particular, for the continuation of the First Nations Regional Health Survey (RHS) and the new First Nations Regional Education, Employment and Early Childhood Development Survey (FNREEES).

The AFNIGC is the regional satellite/centre for the National FNIGC who´s mission statement is: "Founded on First Nations principles, the FNIGC is a premier indigenous model of research and data excellence for the well being of our Peoples and Communities."

The roots of the FNIGC go back 17 years, to the birth of the First Nations Regional Health Survey, or RHS. The RHS has built a solid record of independent research and has become the gold standard of information about the lives of people living in First Nations across Canada.

A Resolution was passed in January 2010 by Alberta First Nations Leadership at the Assembly of Treaty Chiefs (AoTC) in support of the development of a regional satellite of the National FNIGC. The AFNIGC was established by First Nations to meet Alberta First Nations Information Governance needs - with accountability back to Leadership.

Our organization strives to facilitate the exercise of First Nations jurisdiction and greater ownership, control, access, and possession (OCAP®) of First Nations data and information.

AFNIGC facilitates OCAP® principles by:

  • Increasing the impact of research and information that measures the state of First Nations health and wellbeing;
  • Providing sound governance and oversight to research initiatives and specialized surveys;
  • Providing stewardship of data; and
  • Building the individual and systemic capacity for respectfully engaging in data collection, analysis and utilization through professional development, training and tools, standards of excellence, and access to equitable funding.