Dr. Keolu Fox, Asst. Professor, Dept. of Anthropology, UCSD
This speaker will be presenting in person.
Indigenous Data Lifecycles for Indigenous Futures
Abstract: According to The Economist, in 2018 oil was the most-traded commodity in the world. But in 2019, the demand for oil had been surpassed by the demand for data, including digital sequence information (DSI) of genetic resources. Despite increasing enthusiasm for historically marginalized communities’ participation in biomedical research and a recognition of the potential for next-generation precision medicine, concerns around control and access of data derived from these populations remain. This lecture will highlight the emergence of new tools to enable equitable Indigenous data futures. Specifically it will explore key paths forward that are not only rooted in Indigenous Data Sovereignty (IDS), but circular economic systems, and place-based innovation. It will also highlight the potential for vertical integration and control of stacks of technology, including dynamic consent, data trusts, digital ledger systems, and cloud computation to empower Indigenous communities for generations to come.
Zoom link: https://ucla.zoom.us/j/94813693836?pwd=ZWx5Tnl5UStac0RSZUZCSlFyMTl2UT09
Zoom Meeting ID: 928 2643 6236