As part of our efforts to recognize the importance of the events and actions past and present that surround this date, FIPA wishes to highlight work being done in the area.
Indigenous Canadian Conceptions of Privacy: A Legal Primer
In 2019, while at Thompson Rivers University Faculty of Law, Kimberly Gee was recognized by the Canadian Bar Association for this submission to the Privacy and Access Law Student Essay Competition.
2021 CBA Access to Information and Privacy Law – Indigenous Perspectives
Indigenous Perspectives on Access and Privacy form a significant keynote address on November 5th as part of this year’s Canadian Bar Association Access to Information and Privacy Law Online Symposium.
In the bright lights of the big city, the Mighty Muskrats search for an auntie lost long ago.
Author Michael Hutchinson explores the legacy of the 60’s scoop through the eyes of family members using access requests to discover the truth. A great young adult novel exploring the concepts.
Michael Hutchinson is a member of the Misipawistik Cree Nation, north of Winnipeg. He is the author of the Mighty Muskrats Mystery series for young readers. He has spent much of his career telling the stories of Indigenous peoples and advocating for First Nation families and communities across Canada.
Our Territorial Acknowledgement
FIPA acknowledges with respect the Indigenous peoples on whose traditional territory we conduct activities. While striving to increase privacy protection and access to information for everyone, we recognize that colonization and associated attitudes, policies and institutions have significantly changed Indigenous peoples’ relationship with this land. For many years, those same things served to exclude Indigenous peoples from the privacy protection and access to information afforded to others. FIPA is committed to redressing those historic and continued barriers.
We acknowledge the insight and knowledge of Elders past, present, and emergent and their relationship to this land and these issues.
Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
FIPA is in the process of updating its governance policies to ensure it has the mechanisms necessary to advance and reflect its values and mandate.
Under About Us, you can find a Governance page that houses our annual reports as well as our policies and other important documents. Here you can find our recently passed Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Policy to which FIPA is striving to implement and adhere.