International Indigenous Data Sovereignty IG

IG

Group details

Secretariat Liaison: 
Lynn Yarmey
TAB Liaison: 
Paul Uhlir
IG Established
 

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.



Recent Activity

24 Jun 2019

Plenary 14 Session Submission Deadline Is Thursday!

With Plenary 14 (P14) scheduled to occur from October 23-25, the deadline for session submission is this Thursday, 27 June at 16:00 UTC.

Submissions for meeting sessions are open to working groups, interest groups, joint groups and birds of feather (BoF) meetings.

Please note, however, submissions are accepted from group chairs only. If you submit a session request for a group, please notify the other chairs of that group.

16 May 2019

Plenary 14: Call for Sessions, Collocated Events, Posters and Registration Now Open!

Taking place from 23-25 October 2019, the 14th RDA Plenary will take place in Dipoli, the nature-immersed building of Aalto University, Helsinki, in Finland, “one of the happiest countries in the world”, states Per Öster, CSC-IT Center For Science Director and Co-Chair of the P14 Programme Committee.

 

05 Feb 2019

"Good Data Practices for Indigenous Data Sovereignty" in Good Data

The Institute of Network Cultures has released a new book Good Data that includes a chapter on Good Data Practices for Indigenous Data Sovereignty." This is a good blog on the the book (read the blog if nothing else!): http://networkcultures.org/blog/2019/01/11/pr

10 Jan 2019

Fwd: [CODATA-international] Earth Observations for Indigenous-Led Land Management

Of possible interest,
cheers,
-m.
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From: Suchith Anand <***@***.***>
Subject: [CODATA-international] Earth Observations for Indigenous-Led Land Management
Date: 10 January 2019 at 00:13:15 MST
To: CODATA International <***@***.***>
Dear colleagues,

10 Dec 2018

FYI: sharing call for papers re 2019 conference DATA POWER: global in/securities ​​​​​​​

[call received via mailing list: responsible_data@lists.theengineroom.org]

Call for Papers / Submission system now open for international conference DATA POWER: global in/securities 
Date: Thursday 12th and Friday 13th September 2019
Venue: University of Bremen, Germany
Deadline for submissions: 31st January 2019

28 Mar 2018

Greetings

Hello International Indigenous Data Sovereignty IG!
During the RDA P11 Dinner I spoke to Ruth Duerr about a conversation she had with this IG on possibly including your recommendations in AGU practices and policies.
Could you please direct me to the right person to discuss this?
Thank you,
Shelley Stall
Shelley Stall
Director, Data Programs
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