IG International Indigenous Data Sovereignty - RDA 10th Plenary meeting

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Meeting title:

Generating Principles and Best Practices in Indigenous Data Sovereingty

A short introduction describing the activities and the scope of the group:

The call for Indigenous data sovereignty —the right of a nation to govern the collection, ownership, and application of its own data—has grown in intensity and scope over the past five years. At the same time, researchers, data repositories, and data service operations are increasingly aware of the need to understand Indigenous data sovereignty in order to choose data governance and stewardship mechanisms that align with Indigenous rights and aspirations and improve data. 

In response, the RDA International Indigenous Data Sovereignty IG was formed. The goals of the International Indigenous Data Sovereignty IG are clearly aligned with the RDA mission of creating a global community to develop and adopt infrastructure that promotes data-sharing, data-driven research, and data use. The initial convening of this IG will introduce the concept of Indigenous data sovereignty and begin initial WG activities to generate RDA recommendations for principles and best practices in Indigenous data sovereignty.

Additional links to informative material related to the group i.e. group page, Case statement, working documents etc:

International Indigenous Data Sovereignty IG: https://www.rd-alliance.org/groups/international-indigenous-data-soverei...
US Indigenous Data Sovereignty Network: usindigenousdata.arizona.edu
Te Mana Raraunga - Maori Data Sovereignty Network: temanararaunga.maori.nz

Meeting objectives:

1. Introduce IG 
2. Inform others of Indigenous data sovereignty and its implications for the governance of Indigenous data.
3. Develop relationships with other RDA members.
4. Present initial WG topic, receive feedback on topic, assess interest in participating in WG, and identify timeline and actions for WG. 
5. Identify other potential WGs and funding for such activities.

Meeting agenda:

1. Introductions
2. Presentation - Indigenous Data Sovereignty, Ethics, and the Governance of Indigenous Data
3. Discussion - Working Group: Generating Principles and Best Practices in Indigenous Data Sovereignty 
4. Discussion - Other Potential Working Groups: Topics and Funding Opportunities.
5. Closing and Next Steps

Target audience:

International Indigenous Data Sovereignty IG members; researchers working with Indigenous nations, peoples, communities, or data; data repositories, especially biobanks

Group chair serving as contact person: Stephanie Carroll Rainie

Type of meeting: Working meeting

Session Room: International 1

Session Time:  Tuesday 19 September, Breakout 2, 14:00 - 15:30

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