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Data Sources to Assess Tribal Climate and Health Impacts

One of the most time consuming and difficult aspects of conducting climate change and health vulnerability assessments is finding data to assess. Before tracking down data, you’ll first need to identify the most meaningful and measurable indicators to help you determine the severity and likelihood…

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Policy Brief: Supporting Tribal Data Governance for Indigenous Community Climate Resilience

Policy Brief: Supporting Tribal Data Governance for Indigenous Community Climate Resilience

Tribal communities have the right to define, collect, protect, interpret, manage, and apply data in a way that respects Indigenous ethics, values, and relational responsibilities. These rights are critically relevant in the context of increasing climate impacts, where Indigenous communities need…

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Principles of Indigenous Data Governance

Principles of Indigenous Data Governance

Indigenous data, whether collected by national governments and institutions or gathered by Indigenous Peoples themselves, are integral for: decision-making; the exercise of collective rights to self-determination; the affirmation and application of Indigenous epistemologies; and fulfilling…

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Indigenous Data Sovereignty: Global Progression

On May 18, 2018 at the Native American and Indigenous Studies Association (NAISA) Conference in Los Angeles, six leading scholars discussed the landscape and global opportunities and challenges Indigenous peoples face in the growing Indigenous data sovereignty movement. The presentations provided…

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BEYOND HEALTH CARE: COMMUNITY, GOVERNANCE, AND CULTURE IN THE HEALTH AND WELLNESS OF NATIVE NATIONS. PROJECT SUMMARY

Beyond Health Care: Community, Governance, and Culture in the Health and Wellness of Native Nations. Project Summary

This project asked, “What actions can Native nations and organizations take—outside the conventional health care system—to improve the health and wellness of Native communities?” Three lines of inquiry emerged: DATA SOVEREIGNTY AND DATA GOVERNANCE Data availability and data quality issues…

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Rudy Ortega, Jr.: Asserting Sovereignty and Self-Governance

Rudy Ortega, Jr., then Vice President and citizen of the Fernandeño Tataviam Band of Mission Indians, shares his experiences leading his community and engaging in Fernandeño Tataviam self-governance in spite of his nation not yet being a state or federally recognized tribal government.  Vice…

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Good Native Governance Break Out 2: Indian Gaming in California

UCLA School of Law "Good Native Governance" conference presenters, panelists and participants Jonathan Taylor, Victor Rocha, and Alexander Tallchief Skibine discuss gaming and its impact for Native nations in California. Mr. Taylor provides a summary of data collection illustrating change in…

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Indian Country must put more effort in public relations

Indian Country must put more effort in public relations

While sipping my morning coffee I began reading a White House document titled “2014 Native Youth Report.” As with every other tribal member, I am aware of the long-standing socio-economic quagmire we have been enduring. The fact that we are still alive and well is short of miraculous and thought…

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Indigenous Data + Open Governments 2015 Panel Presentation

Indigenous Data + Open Governments

Presentations at the "Indigenous Data + Open Governments: 3rd International Open Data Conference" in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, featuring: "Developments in Indigenous Data Sovereignty: Insights from the United States & Aotearoa NZ." by Desi Rodriguez-Lonebear "Cheyenne River Voices." by Eileen…

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Supplemental Recommendations of Tribal Leaders on the President’s State, Local, and Tribal Leaders Task Force on Climate Preparedness and Resilience

Supplemental Recommendations of Tribal Leaders on the President's State, Local, and Tribal Leaders Task Force on Climate Preparedness and Resilience

Tribes and Alaska Native Villages feel the effects of a changing climate in ways that are unique to their ways of life, geography, and relationships with the Federal Government. According to the National Climate Assessment, “the consequences of observed and projected climate change impacts have and…

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Enabling the Data Revolution: An International Open Data Roadmap

Enabling the Data Revolution: An International Open Data Roadmap

Open data in the context of indigenous peoples and communities can be understood as a double-edged sword. On the one hand, open data can help indigenous communities, both internally and externally. Internally, it can be used to inform policy, allocate resources, and set a vision for indigenous…

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The Strategic Power of Data: A Key Aspect of Sovereignty

The Strategic Power of Data: A Key Aspect of Sovereignty

The lack of good data about U.S. American Indian and Alaska Native populations hinders tribes’ development activities, but it also highlights a space for sovereign action. In coming years, tribes will no doubt continue to advocate for better national data and at the same time increasingly implement…