We really need to be resourced to be able to address the data gaps. The fact is that first nations are living essentially in information poverty. First nations don't have privacy laws that cross over to their jurisdiction that protect their community. They're mimicking and mirroring what government does, and government ministries don't share data very well together. If you're really going to approach it from an inherent way of what we call aakaakstimaan, a collective way of addressing problems, we have to be able to share our information systems so we can help solve problems and address issues, and close those gaps and achieve better health outcomes for our people.
Also, we really need to use the data and the evidence that's in front of us, as well as develop our own indicators and our own world views, to really try to develop our own culturally relevant and respectful ways of service delivery to help us achieve a better life for our members.