IG International Indigenous Data Sovereignty - RDA 11th Plenary meeting

Meeting title

Nuts and Bolts: How to Make RDA Recommendations for Indigenous Data Governance Useful (Remote Access Instructions)

Collaborative session notes


Session presentation slides: https://arizona.box.com/s/m6864vwx8ie698kc6u05xul5o57y6jvu

Short introduction describing the scope of the group and if any previous activities

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. The initial convening of this IG will introduce the concept of Indigenous data sovereignty and begin WG activities to generate RDA recommendations for principles and best practices in Indigenous Data Sovereignty.

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...
US Indigenous Data Sovereignty Network: usindigenousdata.arizona.edu
Te Mana Raraunga - Maori Data Sovereignty Network: temanararaunga.maori.nz

Meeting objectives

1. To meet and foster connections among professionals interested in exploring Indigenous data sovereignty.
2. To advance the work of the IG’s Principles of and Best Practices in the Governance of Indigenous Data.

Meeting agenda

  1. Introductions and IG Overview [12-1215] - Stephanie Carroll Rainie, Chair
  2. WG Project Update: Principles of Indigenous Data Governance [1215-1240] - Stephanie Carroll Rainie, Chair and Desi Rodriguez-Lonebear, RDA US Fellow
    1. Goals
    2. Engagement plan
    3. Outcomes: Draft Principles and Resources
  3.  Discussion [1240-1330] - Moderated by Stephanie Carroll Rainie, Chair and Desi Rodriguez-Lonebear, RDA US Fellow
    1. How to format principles so they are useful to research entities.
    2. How to word principles to facilate adoption and implemention by non-Indigneous research entities.

Target audience:

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.

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...

Co-chairs:  Stephanie Carroll Rainie

Type of meeting: Working meeting

Group maturity: 12-18 months

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