The National Centre for Collaboration in Indigenous Education Privacy Policy

Privacy & Disclaimer

The National Centre for Collaboration in Indigenous Education (“NCCIE”), hosted by First Nations University of Canada (“FNUniv”), is committed to protecting the privacy and confidentiality of your personal information. Any personal information that is collected by NCCIE, whether through this website (nccie.ca) or by other means, is managed according to The Local Authority Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (Saskatchewan) (“LAFOIP”) and FNUniv’s Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy policy.

NCCIE’s website consists of the material provided under the nccie.ca domain (e.g., http://www.nccie.ca) and associated subdomains (collectively, the “Website”). The Website Privacy Statement and Disclaimer (the “Statement”) provides important information regarding the automatic collection of information from visitors to the Website, and the privacy and security measures taken by NCCIE. NCCIE reserves the right to amend the Statement at any time without notice.

Privacy of Personal Information

 The Website does not automatically gather any personal information from you unless you voluntarily provide it to NCCIE through contacting NCCIE via e-mail, or through your completion and submission of the online form.

NCCIE only collects personal information via the ‘contact us’ and ‘share feedback’ forms on a voluntary basis.  Personal information (such as name, address, phone number, e-mail address) obtained from users of the Website is collected, managed, used and disclosed by NCCIE pursuant to LAFOIP. This means that, at the point of collection, you will be informed that your personal information is being collected, the purpose for which it is being collected, and that you have a right of access to the information.

Personal information provided voluntarily in an e-mail or by filling out a form (e.g., in the Consent Forms signed at the time of an interview) will be used only for the purposes for which it is collected, including to provide you with any information you have requested. NCCIE does not collect personal information for commercial marketing or distribution to any private organizations.

Messages sent via the Internet are vulnerable to interception and forgery. If you are concerned about sending your personal information to us via the Internet, you may use another method such as fax or regular mail. NCCIE and FNUniv will not be responsible for any damages you or any third party may suffer as a result of the transmission of personal and confidential information that you make to NCCIE through the Internet, or that you expressly or implicitly authorize NCCIE to make, or for any errors or any changes made to any transmitted information.

Automatic Collection, Use and Disclosure of Information

 The Website automatically logs http and https requests. Unless otherwise noted, information collected automatically from website visitors is non-identifiable to NCCIE, which means we cannot link this information to a particular individual.

NCCIE servers automatically collect and store the following information from the Website:

Information collected automatically is maintained in a secure environment. Summary reports will be used for such purposes as assessing website performance and improving web services and website management. This information will not be used for other purposes, unless required or permitted by law. NCCIE will not disclose this information to anyone other than NCCIE personnel who require such information for legitimate NCCIE-related purposes.


The Website uses cookies to track how visitors use the Website. If you are concerned about the use of cookies, you may change the settings on your web browser to deny cookies or to warn you when cookies will be deposited.

Links to Third-Party Websites

For your information and convenience, NCCIE’s Website contains links to other websites. While NCCIE endeavours to link to other websites that have similar high standards and respect for privacy, NCCIE is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of other websites.

When moving from the Website to any linked website, please ensure you review the privacy policy and disclaimers of that website as this Statement applies only to this Website.

No Endorsement of Third-Party Websites

Providing a link to an external website does not constitute an endorsement or approval by NCCIE of any of the services, products or opinions expressed of the organization, corporation or individual maintained in the linked website. NCCIE and FNUniv bear no responsibility for the accuracy, legality or content of the external website or for that of subsequent links. NCCIE is not acting as a publisher or disseminator of the material contained on any linked websites and does not seek to control the content of, or maintain any type of editorial control over, such websites.

A link to another website should not be construed to mean that NCCIE is associated with or is legally authorized to use any trademark, trade name, logo or copyrighted symbol that may be reflected in the link or the description of the link to such other websites. In addition, the mention of another party or its product or services on NCCIE’s Website should not be construed as an endorsement of that party or its product or service.

Website Security

For the Website’s security, NCCIE and FNUniv employ software programs to monitor network traffic that identifies unauthorized attempts to upload or change information, or otherwise cause damage. Except for authorized law enforcement investigations, no other attempts are made to identify individual users.

Computer Viruses

While every effort is made to ensure that all information provided on the Website does not contain computer viruses, you should take reasonable and appropriate precautions to scan for computer viruses and should ensure that you have a complete and current backup of the applicable items or information contained on your computer system. You should pay specific attention to some of the newer viruses that have been written to automatically execute when an infected word processing document is loaded into certain word processing programs.

Access and Interference

In using the Website, you agree that you will not use any device, software or routine to interfere or attempt to interfere with the proper operation of the Website. You agree that you will not use any robot, spider, other automatic device, or manual process to impose an “unreasonable or disproportionately large load” on the University’s infrastructure. An “unreasonable or disproportionately large load” is one that prevents other members of the NCCIE community from gaining fair and equitable access to web-based systems and resources.

Taking Care of the Knowledge Being Shared

 All original content – including digital interviews, any other material shared during interviews, and lesson plans and videos shared with NCCIE – is the property of the person or organization who have consented to collaborate with NCCIE. The content is archived with and password protected by FNUniv. If anyone who was interviewed wishes for their material to be amended or removed from the website, they may contact NCCIE and submit their request (click on “Contact Us“). All requests will be honoured.

Intellectual Property Rights

Some of the content in this section is derived from the Traditional Knowledge Licensing and Labeling Website 1.0 developed by IPinCH Associates (Intellectual Property Issues in Cultural Heritage), found at:


In accordance with Traditional Knowledge Licensing and Labeling Website 1.0, NCCIE recognizes the distinct “cultural protocols that govern access to material within Indigenous contexts” across Canada and around the world, including the principles of OCAP (ownership, control, access, and possession).  It is further recognized that “…a significant amount of Indigenous cultural material is already in the public domain and also inevitably circulating in the digital domain… Indigenous communities are wanting to share certain material while also making users aware of the appropriate codes of conduct for access, use and future circulation of that material.”

Community partners collaborating with NCCIE are genuine in their interest in sharing certain knowledge (recognizing that not everything can be shared).  In return, it is incumbent upon visitors to nccie.ca who access and use resources from the website to respect the knowledge that is being shared and the lands of the people from where the knowledge originates.  To this end and for the Teaching Resource Centre, NCCIE has worked closely with their community partners to articulate an “Acknowledgement Protocol.”  This Acknowledgement Protocol is a brief statement that educators and anyone accessing the lesson plans, videos or other educational resources are respectfully asked to read to a class or group before beginning the lesson or videos. You will find each lesson plan’s and video’s distinct “Acknowledgement Protocol” on their respective webpages.

With each “Acknowledgement” that is read, the class, school, or group agrees to respect the knowledge being shared and the land of the people where the knowledge originates.  In addition, the class, school, or group acknowledges that the people named in the Acknowledgement Protocol (as well as in the ‘Origin’ section) have ownership of the knowledge; this means that the people have control over and responsibility for taking care of the knowledge. 

This holds true for the rest of the website and the interview ‘stories’ on whose pages are listed an individual, organization, or First Nation.  The individual, organization, and/or First Nation retain ownership, have control over, and hold responsibility for taking care of the knowledge being shared in the interview.

Information on the Website was produced by NCCIE in collaboration with Indigenous Peoples of Canada, unless otherwise noted, for the purpose of providing Website visitors with information about Indigenous education across Canada. The materials presented on the Website are governed by federal or provincial laws, policies, regulations, and international agreements where applicable, including the Copyright Act.


Certain words, phrases, names, designs or logos used on the Website may constitute trademarks, official marks, service marks or trade names of NCCIE or other entities. The display of any such marks or names on the Website does not imply that NCCIE, or other entities, have granted a license or authorization of any kind to any third party for the use of such marks or names.


All material provided on the Website is intended for educational or informational purposes only and should not be used to replace either official documents (except where the material on the Website is explicitly identified as comprising the official version of a document), nor the advice of a qualified professional.

The resources that have been made available on nccie.ca are not “one-size-fits-all,” meaning that First Peoples’ cultural practices and knowledges differ from one community to the next. Specifically, the cultural practices or knowledge that may be shared in a lesson plan relate principally to the land and the people where the lesson plan originates. When using a lesson plan that does not originate in your geographic area, please respect the fact that traditions, protocols and cultures that are described in the lesson may differ where you live. You are welcome to use any of the lesson plans and videos while being cognizant of the distinct differences that exist among First Peoples across Canada (and around the world). You are encouraged to connect with the First Nations, Métis, or Inuit communities and organizations where you live to learn about the diversity of cultures near you.

You shall be fully responsible for any consequences resulting from your use of the Website. NCCIE and FNUniv, and its faculties, programs, departments, faculty members, agents, officers or employees, do not guarantee the quality, accuracy, completeness or reliability of any of the information, content or advertisements (collectively the “Information“) displayed, contained on, distributed through, or linked, downloaded or accessed from the Website, nor the quality of any products, information or other materials displayed, purchased, obtained or used by you as a result of the Information in connection with the Website. While efforts are made to verify the information provided, the Website may contain typographical or other errors and should not be assumed to be error free. Furthermore, some Information on the Website has been provided by third parties and has not necessarily been verified by NCCIE or FNUniv.

You hereby acknowledge that any reliance upon any Information shall be at your sole risk. NCCIE and FNUniv reserves the right, in its sole discretion without any obligation, to make improvements to, or correct any errors or omissions in any part of the Website or the Information.  Original contributions, however, will remain as originally submitted and approved by individual and community partners.

The Information and the Website are provided by NCCIE on an “as is” basis, and NCCIE expressly disclaims any and all warranties expressed or implied including without limitation any warranties for fitness for a particular purpose with respect to the Information or the Website. In no event shall NCCIE or FNUniv be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, punitive or consequential damages or any other damages whatsoever and howsoever caused arising out of or in connection with the use of the Website or in reliance on the Information, including the loss of use, lost data, lost business profits, business interruption, personal injury, or any other personal or pecuniary loss, whether the action is in contract, tort (including negligence) or other tortious action.