Henry Luce Foundation Award: Implementing Indigenous Data Governance in Repositories


The Native Nations Institute is pleased to announce that it has been awarded $300,000 in funding from the Henry Luce Foundation in support of research and the implementation of the CARE Principles for Indigenous Data Governance in data repositories. 

NNI’s Associate Director Dr. Stephanie Russo Carroll and Dr. Jane Anderson of NYU’s Engelberg Center on Innovation Law & Policy and co-founder of Local Contexts will lead the three year project. They aim to: 1. Develop indicators to assess researcher and institutional implementation of the CARE Principles, and 2. Create tools and resources to facilitate implementation of the CARE Principles within repositories and collection. This includes implementation of the Local Contexts Cultural Institution, Traditional Knowledge, and Biocultural Notices in the first instance alongside the development of institutional policy. 

“The proposed work builds upon and connects already existing activities and strengthens relationships between Indigenous scholars, tribal leaders, and allies working to ensure Indigenous governance of Indigenous data into the future.” – Dr. Stephanie Russo Carroll

NNI is pleased to receive this grant award to continue to operationalize the CARE Principles for Indigenous Data Governance and advance Indigenous rights and interests in data. 

We will be seeking a Post-doc to assist with this project. This work will focus on the CARE Principles for Indigenous Data Governance application w/in data repositories. Full position description coming soon!

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