The mission of the FNC is to advance First Nations health knowledge. The FNC respects First Nations aspirations for self-determination, distinctiveness and diversity. Working with First Nations, the FNC creates, promotes and shares health information and research. The FNC develops tools and processes that assist in building capacity and transferring knowledge.
Traditional Knowledge (TK) represents the collective wisdom & knowledge unique to human social cultures & communities that encompasses the ancient and holistic body of information and understanding of living in relations to the local environments.
First Nations must have access to information about themselves and their communities without facing any barriers. They must also be able to manage and make decisions concerning who has access to their information and how this access is given.