Data as a Strategic Resource: Self-determination, Governance, and the Data Challenge for Indigenous Nations in the United States
AuthorRainie, Stephanie Carroll
Schultz, Jennifer Lee
Palmanteer-Holder, Nancy Lynn
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PublisherUNIV WESTERN ONTARIO
CitationData as a Strategic Resource: Self-determination, Governance, and the Data Challenge for Indigenous Nations in the United States 2017, 8 (2) The International Indigenous Policy Journal
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AbstractData about Indigenous populations in the United States are inconsistent and irrelevant. Federal and state governments and researchers direct most collection, analysis, and use of data about U.S. Indigenous populations. Indigenous Peoples' justified mistrust further complicates the collection and use of these data. Nonetheless, tribal leaders and communities depend on these data to inform decision making. Reliance on data that do not reflect tribal needs, priorities, and self-conceptions threatens tribal self-determination. Tribal data sovereignty through governance of data on Indigenous populations is long overdue. This article provides two case studies of the Ysleta del Sur Pueblo and Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe and their demographic and socioeconomic data initiatives to create locally and culturally relevant data for decision making.
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SponsorsW.K. Kellogg Foundation; Morris K. Udall and Stewart L. Udall Foundation