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Thursday, June 23, 2016
Sihasin Summit: Reflecting on the Future of Navajo Data Management
Increasingly, data is more and more regulated. It is no longer the product of blind intellectual pursuits, but is recognized as information with power. The raw material of research, from ethnography to engineering, is housed in libraries, archives, and even corporate offices throughout the world. Currently, the Navajo Nation has several different and uncoordinated repositories of these kinds of information, from school statistics in the Division of Diné Education (DODE) to the official transcripts of Navajo Nation Council actio... Read More
Attend and present at the 4th Annual International Open Data Conference (IODC), October 6-7, 2016 in Madrid. The IODC is a meeting point for over 1,000 members of the global community to study and debate the future of open data. It aims to build stronger relationships between open data initiatives across governments, and establish dialogue between policy makers, the private sector, activists and NGO's, journalists, and academics from around the world.
Why is this important for Indigenous Peoples?
Attend and prevent to ensure Indigenous peoples, researchers, and policy makers are at the table t... Read More
Cheyenne River Sioux Tribal Ventures
In 2006, the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe launched the Tribal Ventures Poverty Reduction Plan, a multifaceted effort to break the intergenerational cycle of poverty on the Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation in north central South Dakota, where median annual family income sits just north of $18,000.
To track progress against the plan’s 12 different programs, a tribally sponsored organization called Cheyenne River Sioux Tribal Ventures conceived of and carried out a data-collection initiative across the reservation. The project, called the Cheyenne River Tribal V... Read More