Banner image. Sytlized photo from previous community meeting.


Tuesday, June 14 at TBA

Aapooyaki Bonnie Healy HeadshotAapooyaki Bonnie Healy’s professional background is multi-faceted as she has worked in numerous health capacities at the local, national, and international levels. Actively involved in her Niitsiitaapi (Blackfoot) ways of knowing, Bonnie’s passion is to support First Nation communities and provide them with tools that they can implement to further support communities in information data sovereignty and Indigenous research methodologies. Bonnie’s experience and expertise in First Nations information systems gives her a clear understanding and strong passion for using data as a tool for igniting change.

Jane Anderson's HeadshotJane Anderson is an Associate Professor at New York University in Lenapehoking (New York) and Global Fellow in the Engelberg Center for Innovation Law and Policy in the Law School at NYU. Jane has a Ph.D. in Law and works on intellectual and cultural property issues, Indigenous rights and the protection of Indigenous/traditional knowledge and cultural heritage.

Indigenous Data Sovereignty #Dataverse2022

The United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) was adopted by the General Assembly in 2007.  “Today the Declaration is the most comprehensive international instrument on the rights of indigenous peoples. It establishes a universal framework of minimum standards for the survival, dignity and well-being of the indigenous peoples of the world and it elaborates on existing human rights standards and fundamental freedoms as they apply to the specific situation of indigenous peoples.” (1)

“The Indigenous Data Sovereignty movement has emerged in response to poor data practices, from the conceptualisation of data items through to reporting of data about Indigenous peoples“. (2)  Since 2007 much work has been done by Indigenous scholars, organisations, and communities to develop what has become Indigenous Data Sovereignty (IDS), Indigenous Data Governance (IDG) and CARE data principles - as a focus on these rights.  It is up to us now to operationalise this body of work into everyday actions.

The Dataverse community is invested in following ethical data principles - the DCM 2022 is an opportune time to progress Indigenous Data Sovereignty within the community, and to focus on the emergence of the CARE principles for Indigenous Data Governance. 

The DCM plenary session this year is to bring these principles to the community.  We have invited speakers whose careers have been focussed on moving Indigenous sovereignty and governance forward, in research and practice.  We have asked them to reflect on their experiences and the importance of sharing and implementing this work.

(1) United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
(2) History of Indigenous Data Sovereignty 


The annual Dataverse Community Meeting is an opportunity to build, grow, and enrich the global community. Like the open-source Dataverse product itself, the activities of the Dataverse Community Meetings are community-driven. Over three days of presentations, workshops, and working group meetings we aim to promote and learn about behavioral and technical solutions and standards for curating, sharing, and preserving data that can be discovered and reused across disciplines to reproduce and advance research.

The Dataverse Community Meeting is hosted by Harvard’s Institute for Quantitative Social Science. Learn more about The Dataverse Project at our site.

Tweets about #Dataverse2022

Organizing Committee

Sonia Barbosa
Jonathan Crabtree
Philipp Conzett
Ceilyn Boyd
Janet McDougall
Dwayne Liburd