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'Indigenous Data Sovereignty: How Researchers can Empower Data Governance' with Lydia Jennings

Indigenous land management practices result in higher species richness, less deforestation, and land degradation than non-Indigenous strategies. Many environmental researchers, data repositories, and data service operations recognize the importance of collaborating with Indigenous nations,…

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Balancing openness with Indigenous data sovereignty_An opportunity to leave no one behind in the journey to sequence all of life

Balancing openness with Indigenous data sovereignty: An opportunity to leave no one behind in the journey to sequence all of life

The field of genomics has benefited greatly from its “openness” approach to data sharing. However, with the increasing volume of sequence information being created and stored and the growing number of international genomics efforts, the equity of openness is under question. The United Nations…

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Improving Ethical Practice in Transdisciplinary Research Projects Webinar

Transdisciplinary research, or research conducted by people from different disciplines and organizations working together to solve a common problem, holds promise for communities and scientists seeking to address complex socio-ecological problems like climate change. However, this collaborative…

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Expanded Ethical Principles for Research Partnership and Transdisciplinary Natural Resource Management Science

Expanded Ethical Principles for Research Partnership and Transdisciplinary Natural Resource Management Science

Natural resource researchers have long recognized the value of working closely with the managers and communities who depend on, steward, and impact ecosystems. These partnerships take various forms, including co-production and transdisciplinary research approaches, which integrate multiple…

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Operationalizing the CARE and FAIR Principles for Indigenous data futures

Operationalizing the CARE and FAIR Principles for Indigenous data futures

As big data, open data, and open science advance to increase access to complex and large datasets for innovation, discovery, and decision-making, Indigenous Peoples’ rights to control and access their data within these data environments remain limited. Operationalizing the FAIR Principles for…

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Working with the CARE principles: operationalising Indigenous data governance

Working with the CARE principles: operationalising Indigenous data governance

Shifting the focus of data governance from consultation to values-based relationships to promote equitable Indigenous participation in data processes. Indigenous data sovereignty is becoming an increasingly relevant topic, as limited opportunities for benefit sharing have focused attention on the…

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Policy Brief: Native Nation Rebuilding for Tribal Research and Data Governance

Policy Brief: Native Nation Rebuilding for Tribal Research and Data Governance

Indigenous Peoples conducted research long before their interactions with European settlers. Whether through observation or practice, research in a non-western context was woven into Indigenous ways of knowing and being. It continues to inform Indigenous Knowledges of landscapes and natural…

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Indigenous Data Sovereignty and Policy

Indigenous Data Sovereignty and Policy

This book examines how Indigenous Peoples around the world are demanding greater data sovereignty, and challenging the ways in which governments have historically used Indigenous data to develop policies and programs. In the digital age, governments are increasingly dependent on data and data…

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Indigenous Data Sovereignty- Activating Policy and Practice

Indigenous Data Sovereignty: Activating Policy and Practice

The Global Indigenous Data Alliance (GIDA), the US Indigenous Data Sovereignty Network (USIDSN), and ORCID invite you to join us for a webinar about Global Indigenous Data Alliance Policy Interaction. We have asked three panelists to speak about their experiences with Indigenous Data Sovereignty;…

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Operationalizing the CARE Principles for Indigenous Data Governance” Webinar

Operationalizing the CARE Principles for Indigenous Data Governance Webinar

Presented by: Stephanie R. Carroll, Assistant Professor and Associate Director of the Native Nations Institute, University of ArizonaJane Anderson, Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology and Museum Studies, New York University Extractive and unethical research practices led to the…

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GIDA-RDA COVID-19 Guidelines for Data Sharing Respecting Indigenous Data Sovereignty

GIDA-RDA COVID-19 Guidelines for Data Sharing Respecting Indigenous Data Sovereignty

Indigenous Peoples around the globe have diverse narratives of resilience and adaptability; however, they are also acutely impacted by the negative social, economic, environmental and health outcomes of COVID-19 (UN Special Rapporteur on the rights of Indigenous Peoples, 2020). As such, it is vital…

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Indigenous Data in the Covid-19 Pandemic: Straddling Erasure, Terrorism, and Sovereignty

Indigenous Data in the Covid-19 Pandemic: Straddling Erasure, Terrorism, and Sovereignty

On April 10, 2020, Covid-19 case rates on tribal lands were more than four times the rate in the United States.1 Indigenous Peoples across the country continue to be disproportionately impacted by the coronavirus. As of May 18, 2020, the Navajo Nation has the highest Covid-19 case rates surpassing…

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Indigenous Data Sovereignty: The CARE Principles and the Biocultural Labels Initiative

  The NYU Alliance for Public Interest Technology Alliance is a dynamic and multidisciplinary group of NYU faculty who are experts on the responsible and ethical creation, use and governance of technology in society. The Alliance is a provostial initiative that connects numerous NYU hubs and…

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Policy Brief: Indigenous Data Sovereignty in Arizona: Setting an Agenda

Policy Brief: Indigenous Data Sovereignty in Arizona: Setting an Agenda

Indigenous data sovereignty asserts the rights of Native nations and Indigenous Peoples to govern the collection, ownership, and application of their own data. Indigenous data sovereignty derives from tribes’ inherent right to govern their peoples, lands, and resources. In the United States and…

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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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Access and Management: Indigenous Perspectives on Genomic Data Sharing

Access and Management: Indigenous Perspectives on Genomic Data Sharing

As genomic researchers are encouraged to engage in broad genomic data shar­ing, American Indian/Alaska Native/Native Hawaiian (AI/AN/NH) leaders have raised questions about ownership of data and biospecimens and concerns over emerging challenges and potential threats to tribal sovereignty. Using a…

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CARE Principles for Indigenous Data Governance

CARE Principles for Indigenous Data Governance

Los Principios CREA para la Gobernanza de Datos Indigenas The increasing convergence of technology infrastructure and digital connectivity has raised the value of data across the globe. Whether existing knowledge is digitised or new data are ‘born digital’, the impact they have on decision-making,…

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Tribal Data Governance and Informational Privacy: Constructing "Indigenous Data Sovereignty"

Tribal Data Governance and Informational Privacy: Constructing "Indigenous Data Sovereignty"

There is a growing movement among Indigenous peoples to assert aright to “Indigenous data sovereignty,” and yet, the term “data sovereignty” is not widely understood. What does it mean to control the collection, useand management of information in an era of “Big Data,” in which digital technology…

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Issues in Open Data: Indigenous Data Sovereignty

Open data in the context of Indigenous peoples is a double-edged sword. Open data is a site of tension for Indigenous peoples. Open data provides opportunities for sustainable development according to Indigenous aspirations, yet also sits at the nexus of current and historic data challenges as a…