Team Member: Andrew Martinez

Andrew Martinez, BS

O’odham,  Diegueño, and Yoeme

Pronouns: He/Him


Research Specialist, Native Nations Institute, University of Arizona

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Martinez is citizen of the Salt River Pima Maricopa Indian Community. He is also Diegueno/Iipay with ties to the Mesa Grande Band of Mission Indians in San Diego County. He graduated from the University of Arizona in the Business Management program at the Eller College of Management with a double minor in American Indian Studies and Government and Public Policy. He came to NNI as an intern in Fall 2013 where he was tasked with gaining a better understanding of the BIA Secretarial Election process.

Andrew has assisted Dr. Stephanie Russo Carroll in her work in the Indigenous data sovereignty arena for the last five years. This work began with organizing and presenting at the first ever Indigenous Open Data Summit at the International Open Data Conference in Spain. For the last three years Andrew and Stephanie have worked to identify pathways to bring the Indigenous data sovereignty framework into the American Geological Union sphere. In 2019 Andrew was selected to be a member of the AGU Voices for Science Policy Track. As a member of Voices for Science program Andrew’s goal was to broaden the scope of our audience and introduce non-Indigenous community members, academics, and policy makers to the Indigenous data sovereignty framework. Also, In 2019 Martinez co-authored “Indigenous Data Governance: Strategies from United States Native Nations” with Stephanie and now Dr. Desi Rodriguez-Lonebear.

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