Hundreds Gather in Tucson for the Largest Indigenous Data Sovereignty (IDSov) Event in History

June 27, 2024
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The 2024 U.S. Indigenous Data Sovereignty & Governance Summit brought together Indigenous scholars, Tribal leaders, data practitioners and allies in a forum dedicated to moving Indigenous self-determination on data governance forward.

For the scholars and academics working in the emergent fields of North American Indigenous Data Sovereignty (IDSov) and Indigenous Data Governance (IDGov), a meeting of the minds was long overdue.

It had been nearly five years since the last gathering of U.S. experts, Tribal leaders and data practitioners at Arizona State University (ASU) in Tempe, Arizona in April 2019, and almost seven years since the first gathering of its kind in the United States at UCLA in 2017.

In the meantime, the IDSov/IDGov movements – which hold that Indigenous Peoples are entitled to exercise their sovereign rights to control the collection, application and use of data about their citizens, lands and cultures – had been steadily gaining steam and international recognition.

The Haury Program is honored to be one of the sponsors of this important effort.

For the full story please visit the University of Arizona Udall Center for Studies in Public Policy website.