Tuesday, April 10, 2018
    We're excited to announce that we'll be presenting "Data Sovereignty: How Scientists and Researchers Can Empower Indigenous Data Governance" during the American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES) Region 3 Conference at the University of Arizona on Friday, April 13, 2018 at 10:30 am in the Presidio Room.  Click here for more information on National AISES  Click here for more information on The University of Arizona AISES Chapter  Download the agenda below
  • USIDSN at NCAI Mid Year 2018

    Tuesday, April 10, 2018
    The USIDSN is excited to announce that we'll be hosting, "Roundtable: The Governance of Indigenous Data – Generating a Framework and Principles" at the National Congress of American Indians 2018 Mid Year Conference in Kansas City, MO on Sunday, June 3, 2018. This session will provide a forum for discussion of principles for the governance of indigenous data. Co-facilitators include: Dr. Stephanie Carroll Rainie (Ahtna Athabascan) @scbegonias Abigail Echo-Hawk (Kitkehahki band of the Pawnee Nation of Oklahoma) @Echohawkd3 Michele Suina (Cochiti Pueblo) @msuina1 Councilman Joe Garcia (Ohkay Owin... Read More
  • Exploring Indigenous Data Governance

    Monday, August 28, 2017
    On May 18 and 19, 2017, on behalf of the USIDSN, the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) and the Native Nations Institute (NNI) hosted the one and a half day working meeting, “Indigenous Policy Forum: The Governance of Indigenous Data.” USIDSN Advisory Council member and UCLA Assistant Professor and Randall Akee, USIDSN co-founder and NNI Associate Director Stephanie Carroll Rainie, USIDSN co-founder and NNI Graduate Research Associate Desi Rodriguez-Lonebear, and NNI Research Director Miriam Jorgensen coordinated the forum. Forty people representing diverse constituencies atten... Read More
  • American Indian Government Employees and Indigenous Data Sovereignty

    Monday, August 28, 2017
    On June 7, 2017, NNI Associate Director Stephanie Carroll Rainie and Research Specialist Andrew Martinez presented “Indigenous Data Sovereignty: Opportunities for Tribal/Federal Collaboration” at the Society of American Indian Government Employees "Standing Together" conference held at the Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation’s We Ko Pa Resort and Conference Center in Scottsdale, Arizona. Session attendees included a mix of federal and tribal government employees. Rainie’s and Martinez’s interactive presentation featured discussions about Indigenous data sovereignty in action today, the importance of... Read More

    Monday, August 28, 2017
    The June 12-15, 2017 National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) 2017 Mid Year Conference, “Sovereign Infrastructure: Building Our Communities Through our Values,” held at Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, CT provided a venue to strengthen collaborative relationships with domestic organizations interested in decolonizing data such as the National Congress of American Indians, the Urban Indian Health Institute, and US Indigenous Data Sovereignty Network, as well as international data partners and co-founders of the Te Mana Raraunga – Maori Data Sovereignty Network.