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 attended the event, which was intended as the first of several opportunities to advance discussions about the implications of Indigenous data sovereignty for the governance of Indigenous data in the United States. Sponsors included UCLA American Indian Studies Center, UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs and the Morris K. Udall and Stewart L. Udall Foundation.