I think that if Canada made significant investments in info systems for first nations the way that it does in its own governance, it would be supportive of good governance practices for first nations.
When statistical capacity is developed in first nations and they have an opportunity to have jurisdiction over the information and mitigate further harm from misuse or misinterpretation of data, I believe that first nations can support Canada in achieving the UN sustainable development goals, as well as arrive at sustainable and predictable funding for first nations at the community level. I think that data is important for first nations to plan appropriately. It's essential. No good government would make investments or plan for their population without information that gives them a clear understanding of what they need to do. The investment in statistical capacity serves first nations much more than just for planning. I think it will help us to evaluate how well we're doing.