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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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 O'Brien 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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10
August
2020

Session Proposal Submission

by Yolanda Meleco

Dear members of the International Indigenous Data Sovereignty IG and Fair Data Maturity Model IG, Thank you for your joint session proposal for Virtual Plenary 16 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 September.
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07
August
2020

Session Proposal Submission

by Jamie Lupo-Petta

Dear International Indigenous Data Sovereignty IG members, thank you for your session proposals for Virtual Plenary 16 titled “Enacting Indigenous Data Sovereignty through Indigenous Data Governance” and “Defining Indigenous Peoples’ Rights to Indigenous Data”.      
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22
July
2020

Register Now! Indigenous Data Sovereignty at RightsCon Online 2020 (July 27-July 31)

by Pyrou Chung

Dear All, The Global Indigenous Data Alliance (GIDA) and Open Development Initiative (ODI) will be hosting 2 sessions during this year's RightsCon 2020. *Registration ** is free and has now been extended until July 21, 2020 at 11:59 pm PST.* *Registration is mandatory to attend the sessions.* Lessons learned from mobile data collection applications that strengthen Indigenous data governance towards greater Indigenous Data Sovereignty Hosted by the Open Development Initiative; Asian Indigenous Peoples Pact,
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20
July
2020

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

by Stephanie Russo Carroll

  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.  
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10
May
2020

Invitation: RDA COVID-19 WG Indigenous Data Sub-Group Call

by Stephanie Russo Carroll

Dear International Indigenous Data Sovereignty IG Members, Apologies for the late notice, this is a new and quickly evolving effort for our IG. Our IG will contribute a section on Indigenous data to the RDA COVID-19 Guidelines and Recommendations. We will have our first convening Tuesday, May 12 at 1am UTC via: https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/903049133
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31
December
2019

RDA P15 Melbourne - Session Acceptance

by Isabelle PERSEIL

  Dear International Indigenous Data Sovereignty Interest Group and FAIR Data Maturity Model Working Group,   At its meeting on December 19, the RDA Technical Advisory Board considered your proposal for a session "Operationalising Be FAIR and CARE" at Plenary 15 in 2020.   We are happy to advise you that your session proposal has been accepted. Congratulations!   TAB has some suggestions below for how you could improve your session.  
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21
December
2019

RDA P15 Melbourne - Session Acceptance

by Isabelle PERSEIL

  Dear International Indigenous Data Sovereignty Interest Group,   At its meeting on December 19, the RDA Technical Advisory Board considered your proposal for a session at Plenary 15 in 2020.   We are happy to advise you that your session proposal has been accepted. Congratulations!   TAB has some suggestions below for how you could improve your session. Please update the session description accordingly to provide the best information for potential attendees.   Suggested improvements:
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