Operationalizing the CARE Principles for Indigenous Data Governance Webinar


Presented by:

Stephanie R. Carroll, Assistant Professor and Associate Director of the Native Nations Institute, University of Arizona
Jane Anderson, Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology and Museum Studies, New York University

Extractive and unethical research practices led to the accumulation of Indigenous collections in vast national repositories that have missing, incomplete, and impoverished records and metadata. These problems of inequity continue in the ways Indigenous Peoples’ data is created, stored, accessed, and used. Indigenous Peoples insist on the urgent need to integrate Indigenous knowledges and approaches into data and collections practices and policies. The articulation of Indigenous Peoples’ rights and interests in data about their peoples, communities, cultures, and territories is directed towards reclaiming control of data, data ecosystems, and data narratives in the context of open data and open science.

The people and purpose-oriented CARE Principles (Collective Benefit, Authority to Control, Responsibility, and Ethics) reflect the crucial role of data in advancing innovation, governance, and self-determination among Indigenous Peoples. The CARE Principles complement and extend the more data-centric approach of the FAIR Principles (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Reusable). This webinar will focus on the CARE Principles and identify practical tools for implementing the CARE Principles alongside the FAIR Principles in the context of the open science and open data environments. It will include a discussion of how specific mechanisms, like the Traditional Knowledge (TK) and Biocultural (BC) Labels and Notice system, function as examples of practical tools that actively support the adoption and implementation of CARE across institutions, data repositories, and within research communities.

This webinar will be of interest to those working with Indigenous data or collections, as well as metadata librarians and those interested in open access policies and managing institutional repository services.

Resource Type

Carroll, Stephanie Russo, Jane Anderson. “Operationalizing the CARE Principles for Indigenous Data Governance” Webinar. Hosted by OCLC. August 11, 2020.

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