Spotlight

  • USIDSN at NCAI

    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.
  • Indigenous Data Sovereignty and Genetics

    Monday, August 28, 2017
    On July 13, USIDSN co-founder and NNI Associate Director Stephanie Carroll Rainie hosted a discussion with Nanibaa’ Garrison, USIDSN Advisory Council member, Assistant Professor at the University of Washington, and the Seattle Children’s Research Institute, and Maui Hudson, Te Mana Raraunga – Maori Data Sovereignty Network co-founder and Associate Professor at the University of Waikato in New Zealand at the University of Arizona Summer Internship for INdigneous Peoples in Genetics (SING). The lively discussion with SING students and faculty focused on the increasing role of Indigenous d... 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
  • POLICY BRIEF: Data Governance for Native Nation Rebuilding

    Wednesday, July 26, 2017
    Native nations in the United States are increasingly exercising Indigenous data sovereignty (ID-Sov)— the right of a nation to govern the collection, ownership, and application of its own data. While ID-Sov is the goal, data governance— the ownership, collection, control, analysis, and use of data— provides mechanisms for achieving that goal. This brief serves as an initial primer on Indigenous data governance. It describes the relationship between reclaiming Indigenous data and Native nation rebuilding. This brief extends the ID-Sov conversation to tribal data governance and the implications... Read More

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