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Indigenous Data Sovereignty

Data is central to so much of what our communities are engaged in with DRR and the concept of sovereign engagement with and control of this data is increasingly voiced by Indigenous researchers and community representatives. A recent publication INDIGENOUS DATA SOVEREIGNTY: TOWARD AN AGENDA outlines in detail the issues and pathways forward.

"An overarching conclusion of the collected papers is to reaffirm the assertion of UNDRIP that indigenous peoples have a right to self-determination that emanates from their inalienable relationships to lands, waters and the natural world, and that to give practical effect to this right requires a relocation of authority over relevant information from nation-states back to indigenous peoples." (p. 14)

Edited by Tahu Kukutai and John Taylor and published by ANU Press, the book is available free as a PDF download.

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