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Term: Manitoba First Nations Research File (MFNRF)

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Last Updated: 2019-10-31


The Manitoba First Nations Research File (MFNRF) is the Manitoba First Nations people registered as Status Indians under the Indian Act. The list was generated from the Indian Status Registry (ISR), as of 2016, and was provided by the First Nations Health and Social Secretariat of Manitoba (FNHSSM). This registry data was then linked to the Manitoba Health Insurance Registry data to create the MFNRF. Data in the MFNRF is de-identified, meaning names, address and other identifying information are removed, and an encrypted identification number - the scrambled Personal Health Information Number (PHIN) – is added to allow linkage to other data in the Manitoba Population Research Data Repository.

For more information on the Manitoba First Nations Research File data, see the:

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