Call for Participation: IEEE P2890, Recommended Practice for Provenance of Indigenous Peoples’ Data

20 Jul 2020
Dear International Indigenous Data Sovereignty Interest Group members, I'm sharing an opportunity with you to join a group to establish a recommended practice for the Provenance of Indigenous data, either for you or for you to share with folks who may be interested in joining the effort.
This recommended practice details the rules by which the provenance of Indigenous Peoples’ data should be described and recorded. This recommended practice outlines the core parameters for providing and digitally embedding provenance information for Indigenous Peoples’ data. The recommended practice establishes common descriptors and controlled vocabulary for provenance, including recommendations for metadata fields that can be used across industry sectors, including machine learning (ML) and artificial intelligence (AI) contexts, biodiversity and genomic science innovation, and other associated databases. This recommended practice supports proper and appropriate disclosure of originating data information. The recommended practice supports the long-term identification of Indigenous Peoples’ data for future use, connecting data to people and place, and when appropriate, supporting future benefit sharing options.

The purpose of this recommended practice is to establish and define a common set of parameters, including the controlled vocabulary, for the provenance of Indigenous Peoples’ data. It is intended to facilitate the interoperability of provenance fields among different databases and to support the use of Indigenous Peoples’ data in ML and AI and biodiversity and genomic science industries.


Date: Tuesday, 28 July 2020
Time: 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM EDT
Upon registering, you will receive a confirmation email
with information to join the meeting.
For additional information, contact the IEEE P2890™ Working Group Chair, Stephanie Carroll at
If folks want to join, they can complete the Zoom registration to join the first meeting and the listserv registration to receive the agenda and other information.
Best, Stephanie.
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Stephanie Russo Carroll (formerly Rainie), DrPH, MPH

Ahtna/Native Village of Kluti-Kaah, Pronouns: she/her/hers

University of Arizona

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Located on Tohono O'odham homelands and the lands of the Pascua Yaqui Tribe

Assistant Professor, Public Health Policy and Management & American Indian Studies Graduate Interdisciplinary Program

Assistant Research Professor, Udall Center for Studies in Public Policy


Associate Director, Native Nations Institute ( 

Co-Director, Center for Indigenous Environmental Health Research (


Chair, GIDA Global Indigenous Data Alliance (

Co-Founder, US Indigenous Data Sovereignty Network (

Board Member, Copper River Tribal University