Data Sovereignty for Native Communities
Event Type
Invited Session
Broadening Participation in Computing
TimeThursday, September 162:45pm - 3:30pm CDT
DescriptionThis talk between Indigenous technologists, with academic, non-profit, and corporate experience, will dive into the risks and possible models to protect Native Data.

In an era of Big Data, for applications like AI, what does Data Sovereignty look like for Indigenous knowledge? Trust and technology for Indigenous Nations have not been favorable for preserving our knowledge and language without the threat of ceding knowledge to non community members. Licenses for open source technologies are vague and do not protect traditional knowledge systems and invite exploitation. Join our talk to find out how your community can retain sovereignty of your community’s data.

“Indigenous peoples have the right to maintain, control, protect and develop their cultural heritage, traditional knowledge and traditional cultural expressions, as well as the manifestations of their sciences, technologies and cultures, including human and genetic resources, seeds, medicines, knowledge of the properties of fauna and flora, oral traditions, literatures, designs, sports and traditional games and visual and performing arts. They also have the right to maintain, control, protect and develop their intellectual property over such cultural heritage, traditional knowledge, and traditional cultural expressions.” Article 31 UNDRIP