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Discussion Panel
Affinity Workshop: Indigenous in AI Workshop

Data Sovereignty for Native Communities

Andrea M. Delgado-Olson · Michael Running Wolf · Caroline Running Wolf · Ian Her Many Horses · Caleb Moses


This talk between Indigenous technologists, with academic, non-profit, and corporate experience, will dive into the risks and possible models to protect Native Data.

In an era of Big Data, for applications like AI, what does Data Sovereignty look like for Indigenous knowledge? Trust and technology for Indigenous Nations have not been favorable for preserving our knowledge and language without the threat of ceding knowledge to non community members. Licenses for open source technologies are vague and do not protect traditional knowledge systems and invite exploitation. Join our talk to find out how your community can retain sovereignty of your community’s data.