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 access to culturally relevant data to inform effective decision-making and to strengthen climate resilience.
Dominique David-Chavez, Daniel B. Ferguson, Andrew Curley, Travis Lane, Sheldwin Yazzie, Sarah LeRoy, and Stephanie Russo Carroll. 2019. Policy Brief: Supporting Tribal Data Governance for Indigenous Community Climate Resilience. Tucson: Native Nations Institute and the Climate Assessment for the Southwest, University of Arizona.