November 27, 2015
The deadline for applications for the board of director positions for the First
Nations Statistical Institute has passed. A selection committee will now review
all applications. Please check back with the FNSI website
to find any updates. Thank you.
August 17, 2014
First Nations Statistical Institute’s (FNSI) enabling legislation, the First Nations Fiscal and Statistical Management Act (FSMA) came into force on April 1, 2006.
The next major step in the process to bring FNSI to the operational stage is the selection of a Chairperson and Board of Directors, done through the Governor-in-Council (GIC) appointment process.
The FNSI Chairperson and Board of Directors will be part-time positions. Although all vacancies will be filled by individuals appointed by the federal government, the requirements of each position are based on recommendations from the FNSI Advisory Panel.
We are pleased to indicate that the selection of the location of FNSI’s head office has also resulted from advice provided to the Minister of INAC by the FNSI Advisory Panel. In March, an Order-in-Council was passed, establishing Nipissing First Nation in North Eastern Ontario as the location of FNSI’s head office. The FNSI Advisory Panel had recommended Nipissing as the ideal office location.
Once the Chairperson and Board of Directors (10-15 individuals) are appointed, they will start the process to select a suitable candidate for the First Nations Chief Statistician/Chief Executive Officer. The First Nations Chief Statistician will ultimately be appointed by the Governor in Council.
All things considered, it is anticipated that FNSI will begin operations in early 2007.
The creation of the First Nations Statistical Institute is a key milestone in First Nation/government relations. FNSI is the first Crown corporation to be led by First Nations. FNSI is also the first Crown corporation to be located on First Nation land.
For more information, please contact FNSI at email@example.com.
The impact of statistics
July 20, 2012
Whether it is in community planning, economic
development, or fiscal transfers, statistics do impact
First Nations communities. Please click on the link
below to find a brief description of these three areas,
how they are affected by statistics, and finally, what
FNSI's role will be to improve the situation. Click