WEBINAR – The First Nations Principles of OCAP®

Thursday, November 25, 2021 10:00to11:00

The McGill Digital Research Services Hub, within the Office of VPRI, is delighted to invite all McGill researchers to a webinar on “The First Nations Principles of OCAP®” on Thursday, November 25, 10:00 a.m. EST, presented by Ms. Melissa Dane, Research Officer from the First Nations Information Governance Centre (FNIGC).

The First Nations principles of OCAP® offer a framework for how First Nations’ data and information should be collected, protected, used, and shared. Standing for ownership, control, access, and possession, OCAP® is a tool to support strong information governance on the path to First Nations data sovereignty. Using historical and current research and data management issues, this presentation will explore the First Nations principles of OCAP® and First Nations data sovereignty and discuss the importance of each.

>> Please register by November 24

Space is limited.

About Melissa Dane

Melissa Dane (she/her/kwe) is Anishinaabe and currently resides in Treaty 9 (Northwestern Ontario).  She is a Research Officer with the First Nations Information Governance Centre (FNIGC) where she investigates issues of First Nations data sovereignty, specifically in relation to research data management. She has a graduate degree in Applied Linguistics & Discourse Studies and a passion for decolonizing research practice. 

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