• Department of Interior Holds American Indian and Alaska Native Data Workshop

    Tuesday, October 25, 2016
    On September 13, 2016 the Department of Interior hosted a workshop entitled “American Indian and Alaska Native Data”. Workshop attendants were drawn from US Federal agencies that collect, create and disseminate data relating to American Indians and Alaska Natives. The day-long workshop contained three panel sessions that focused on tribal perspectives on Federal AIAN data, US Federal Agency needs and obstacles, and academic and other researchers’ perspectives on Federal data. The workshop brought together multiple stake holders in a single setting and helped to facilitate discussions about dat... Read More
  • Making Open Data Work for Indigenous Nations and Peoples

    Indigenous Open Data Summit Speakers
    Tuesday, October 25, 2016
    On October 5, 2016 the Native Nations Institute and the USIDSN hosted the first annual Indigenous Open Data Summit in Madrid, Spain. The Summit gathered academics and researchers from around the globe to present and discuss their work in the area of Indigenous data sovereignty. Of the sixteen invited speakers, twelve were Indigenous people who spoke about the work that they were doing in partnership within their home communities and their local and state governments. Presentation topics ranged from how open data can be used to increase accountability in governments, in mapping Indigenous popul... Read More
  • First Ever Tribal Data Practices Survey Launched at NCAI Convention

    NCAI Data Survey Team
    Tuesday, October 25, 2016
    The National Congress of American Indians launched a Tribal Data Practices Survey at its 73rd Annual Convention and Marketplace in Phoenix Arizona October 9-14. USIDSN co-founder Desi Rodriguez-Lonebear is leading the survey project, and it is managed by NCAI Policy Research Director and USIDSN Advisory Council Member Dr. Malia Villegas. The survey seeks to understand what types of data or information tribes currently use; how tribes access, collect, manage, and report these data; and what types of data they need. The goal is to utilize the survey findings to build data capability in Indian Co... Read More
  • U.S. Census Bureau Cancels Field Tests With The Confederated Tribes of Colville and Standing Rock Sioux Tribe

    Tuesday, October 25, 2016
    The Census Bureau has canceled the 2017 field tests at the Standing Rock Reservation in North Dakota and South Dakota, and the Colville Reservation and Off-Reservation Trust Land in Washington state. The Bureau cited anticipated budget cuts as the reason in the announcement on October 18, 2016. The Bureau is considering adding the sites to the 2018 End-to-End Census Test. Read more here
  • Indigenous Open Data Summit Speakers Announced

    Monday, September 26, 2016