The USIDSN Welcomes Kelsey Leonard

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

The USIDSN welcomes Kelsey Leonard (Shinnecock Indian Nation) to its Advisory Council. Kelsey presented, “Indigenous Ocean Data Mapping: Valuing Traditional Knowledge for Interjurisdictional Coordination” at the International Open Data Summit, Madrid, Spain, October 2016. Kelsey shared the story of how Indigenous nations along the Atlantic sea coast literally got on the map and commenced governing their ocean data in coordination with other governments in the region.