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 internationally, Indigenous data sovereignty has grown in recognition and action over the past five years. Defining a strategy for enhancing Indigenous data sovereignty for tribes in Arizona is needed in order to support tribal rights and interests in data.

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Stephanie Russo Carroll and Andrew Martinez. 2019. Policy Brief: Indigenous Data Sovereignty in Arizona. Tucson: Native Nations Institute, University of Arizona and Inter Tribal Council of Arizona

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