status: Recognised & Endorsed

Chair (s): Stephanie Russo Carroll, Maui Hudson, Maggie Walter, Per Axelsson

Group Email: [group_email]

Secretariat Liaison: enquiries[at]rd-alliance.org


The call for Indigenous data sovereignty (ID-Sov) —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. To date three national-level Indigenous data sovereignty networks exist: Te Mana Raraunga - Maori Data Sovereignty Network, the United States Indigenous Data Sovereignty Network (USIDSN), and the Maiamnayri Wingara Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Data Sovereignty Group in Australia. Similar initiatives are underway in Hawaii and Sweden. Currently, these networks are engaging in an informal, and somewhat adhoc fashion, to share information and strategies, hold joint events, and collaborate on research. In the last two years alone this spirit of collaboration has produced four events, six joint panel/workshops initiatives, and a co-edited book, Indigenous Data Sovereignty: Toward an Agenda. Freely available online, the book had about 2,000 downloads within a month of publication, reflecting the very high level of interest in ID-Sov. These efforts notwithstanding, there are resource and infrastructure constraints to advancing the shared goals and aspirations of these ID-Sov stakeholders. What is needed is a more robust and coherent international collaboration to achieve impactful outcomes at the intersection of Indigenous data sovereignty, Indigenous data governance, and research.

 

The goals of the International Indigenous Data Sovereignty Interest Group 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. Those of us already involved in the national-level networks are strong advocates for data-driven research and data use, and are also working in varied ways to build data capabilities beyond academic institutions, so as to benefit Indigenous communities. Through more effective collaboration, we seek to provide a highly visible international platform for ID-Sov that integrates and leverages existing ID-sov groups to create new opportunities for research and outreach. We also seek to attract new stakeholders beyond our current networks, including researchers, data users and indigenous communities. To that end all three existing ID-Sov networks have developed strong relationships with Indigenous stakeholders including tribes, Non Governmental Organisations, and Indigenous policy institutes, and researchers.

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February
2021

RDA Virtual Plenary 17 - Notification of Acceptance

by Secretariat Group Account

Dear Chairs of the International Indigenous Data Sovereignty IG The Technical Advisory Board (TAB) has completed its review of session applications for the RDA Virtual Plenary 17 (VP17) and has accepted your application titled Implementing the CARE Principles: The CARE-full Process. Please consider this your official notification of acceptance. Congratulations!
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23
February
2021

RDA Virtual Plenary 17 - Notification of Acceptance

by Secretariat Group Account

Dear Chairs of the International Indigenous Data Sovereignty IG Congratulations! Your RDA Virtual Plenary 17 (VP17) session application titled Stewardship of Indigenous Peoples’ Data: Use Cases for Repositories and Collections has been approved by the Technical Advisory Board (TAB). Please consider this your official notification of acceptance.
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23
February
2021

RDA Virtual Plenary 17 - Notification of Acceptance

by Secretariat Group Account

Dear Chairs of the International Indigenous Data Sovereignty IG Congratulations! Your RDA Virtual Plenary 17 (VP17) session application titled Indigenous Data Governance: Use Cases has been approved by the Technical Advisory Board (TAB). Please consider this your official notification of acceptance.
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03
February
2021

Extension for open commenting through 2/12: Ethical Considerations and Guidelines for the Assessment of Use and Reuse of Digital Content

by Santi Thompson

Greetings:   Thank you to so many community colleagues who have contributed to the open commenting for the Ethical Considerations and Guidelines for the Assessment of Use and Reuse of Digital Content (“Guidelines”) developed by the Digital Content Reuse Assessment Framework Toolkit (D-CRAFT), an IMLS funded grant project.   
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29
January
2021

RDA VP17 Session proposal submission

by Alexandra Delipalta

Dear International Indigenous Data Sovereignty IG members,    Thank you for your session proposal for Virtual Plenary 17 titled ‘Stewardship of Indigenous Peoples’ Data: Use Cases for Repositories and Collections’. A review of all submitted proposals is now underway by the RDA Technical Advisory Board, with notifications of acceptance planned to be sent by 26 February.   
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29
January
2021

RDA VP17 Session proposal submission

by Alexandra Delipalta

Dear International Indigenous Data Sovereignty IG members,    Thank you for your session proposal for Virtual Plenary 17 titled 'Indigenous Data Governance: Use Cases'. A review of all submitted proposals is now underway by the RDA Technical Advisory Board, with notifications of acceptance planned to be sent by 26 February.    Please feel free to contact the RDA Secretariat at enquiries@rd-alliance.org with any questions or concerns you have regarding your submission. Thank you.    Regards, 
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29
January
2021

RDA VP17 Session proposal submission

by Alexandra Delipalta

Dear International Indigenous Data Sovereignty IG and FAIR Data Maturity Model WG members,   Thank you for your joint session proposal for Virtual Plenary 17 titled ‘Implementing the CARE Principles: The CARE-full Process’. A review of all submitted proposals is now underway by the RDA Technical Advisory Board, with notifications of acceptance planned to be sent by 26 February.   
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23
October
2020

RDA Virtual Plenary 16 (VP16) - Deadline for poster submissions, registration and programme

by Alexandra Delipalta

Dear International Indigenous Data Sovereignty IG members,  With RDA VP16 fast approaching, we would like to bring the following news and key dates to your attention: Call for posters closing on 25 October 2020
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22
October
2020

RDA COVID-19 research survey

by Mary Uhlmansiek

Dear all, We hope you are well. You might have seen the invitation circulated on the main RDA COVID-19 WG list but we wanted to also send a kind request via the sub-group mailing-lists. We are contacting you because some members of your group were participants to the effort and contributors to the RDA COVID-19 Guidelines and Recommendations. As you may know, a group is working on a journal paper to describe and better understand the collaborative approach taken by the community to develop these guidelines, so that we can learn lessons for future collaborative projects.
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