Priority 8: First Nations-, Inuit- and Métis-governed research and data systems

This priority and the associated Peoples-specific actions were identified by First Nations, Inuit and Métis. Efforts made in these areas will help drive needed changes in outcome and experience for all First Nations, Inuit and Métis.


  1. Collect First Nations-specific data and set First Nations-specific indicators and targets.
  2. Invest in First Nations research capacity.
  3. Implement First Nations governance of the collection and use of data and research.
  1. Collect and report on Inuit-specific data.
  2. Determine impact of environmental contamination on Inuit health, specifically cancer risk.
  1. Collect Métis-specific data and develop Métis-determined indicators and outcomes.
  2. Invest in Métis research capacity.