Indigenous Data Sovereignty in the Global South, Rural areas, and Developing Countries
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Short introduction describing the activities and the scope of the group
The global 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 choose and prioritise data governance and stewardship mechanisms that align with Indigenous rights and Indigenous aspirations to improve data quality and functionality.
The RDA International Indigenous Data Sovereignty IG was formed in response to the need for a wider understanding of Indigenous Data Sovereignty, providing an avenue and space for high level collaborative engagement in the rapidly developing environment of Indigenous data.
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. Current WG activities include the generation of RDA recommendations for principles and best practices in Indigenous Data Sovereignty. Emerging WG activities include discussion about Indigenous data sovereignty in the Global South, Rural areas, and Developing Countries.
Additional links to informative material related to the group
Group page: https://www.rd-alliance.org/groups/international-indigenous-data-soverei...
Plenary 10 page: https://www.rd-alliance.org/ig-international-indigenous-data-sovereignty...
Plenary 11 page:
US Indigenous Data Sovereignty Network: usindigenousdata.arizona.edu
Te Mana Raraunga - Maori Data Sovereignty Network: temanararaunga.maori.nz
1. To meet and foster connections among professionals interested in exploring Indigenous data sovereignty.
2. To update Interest Group members and others on recent Indigenous data sovereignty advances, globally.
3. To foster deeper discussion about Indigenous data sovereignty in the Global South, Rural areas, and Developing Countries.
1. Brief introduction to the group (Stephanie Carroll Rainie, University of Arizona, USA) [5 minutes]
2. IG International Activity Updates (15 minutes total)
IG Project: Principles of Indigenous Data Governance. (Honorable Joe Garcia, Head Councilman, Ohkay Owingeh Pueblo, US Indigenous Data Sovereignty Network) [5 minutes]
Resources. (Maui Hudson) [5 minutes]
Open Data Charter. (Stephanie Carroll Rainie, University of Arizona) [5 minutes]
3. Nation-State/Regional Network Activity Updates (15 minutes total)
Maiam nayri Wingara Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Data Sovereignty. (Ray Lovett, Australian National University) [5 minutes]
Te Mana Raraunga Maori Data Sovereignty Network. (Maui Hudson, University of Waikato) [5 minutes]
US Indigenous Data Sovereignty Network. (Stephanie Carroll Rainie, University of Arizona) [5 minutes]
4. Presentations and Discussion: IDS in Global South/Rural/Developing Countries. (30 minutes; 15 minutes presentation, 15 minutes discussion)
Sami/Sapmi - IDS without Representation in Data. (Per Axelsson, Umea University or others) [5 minutes]
Mexico - IDS in Extreme Rurality. (Oscar Luis Figueroa Rodríguez, Colegio de Postgraduados, Mexico) [5 minutes]
Data Sovereignty among the Indigenous Peoples in Botswana and Africa. (Kay Raseroka, Joint Minds Consult, Botswana) [5 minutes]
This meeting is aimed at those researchers working with Indigenous peoples and/or nations or Indigenous data (i.e., data about Indigenous peoples and nations, including lands and resources) and those involved in research data governance who are interested in how Indigenous principles can apply to the research data domain. This includes those with interests in data and human rights, social justice, digital citizenship and data ethics.
This IG meeting is one of three Indigenous data sovereignty focused events at International data week. The following events will be convened:
1. SciDataCon research session (presentations, posters, etc.)
2. Principles workshop, full day co-convened event
3. RDA IG session (this event)
If participants are not familiar with Indigenous data sovereignty and governance, the following publications provide a useful introduction.
T Kukutai & J Taylor (Eds), Indigenous Data Sovereignty. Canberra: Australian National University Press. http://press-files.anu.edu.au/downloads/press/n2140/pdf/book.pdf?referer...
Rainie, Stephanie Carroll, Desi Rodriguez-Lonebear, and Andrew Martinez. 2017. Policy Brief: Indigenous Data Sovereignty in the United States. Tucson: Native Nations Institute, University of Arizona.
Rainie, Stephanie Carroll, Desi Rodriguez-Lonebear, and Andrew Martinez. 2017. Policy Brief: Data Governance for Native Nation Rebuilding (Version 2). Tucson: Native Nations Institute, University of Arizona. http://nni.arizona.edu/application/files/8415/0007/5708/Policy_Brief_Dat...
Group chair serving as contact person
Stephanie Carroll Rainie
Type of meeting