AUG 11

Works in Progress Webinar: Operationalizing the CARE Principles for Indigenous Data Governance

What are the CARE Principles? Learn how they work to address the historical legacy of data inequities that impact Indigenous Peoples. Presenters will also discuss how the CARE Principles promote a broader understanding of the FAIR Principles when applied to Indigenous data and collections.

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Global Indigenous Data Alliance
US Indigenous Data Sovereignty Network
CARE Principles
Local Contexts
Mukurtu CMS 
ENRICH Equity for Indigenous Research and Innovation Coordinating Hub
Passamaquoddy war song, Library of Congress
Location of TK Labels in the DCMI Rights field
Passamaquoddy records, Library of Congress
Passamaquoddy Peoples’ Knowledge Portal
Passamaquoddy TK Labels
Passamaquoddy site with parallel metadata and labels
Sqewlets Virtual Museum
Presentation by Kimberly Christen, “We have never been neutral”

For further reading
Anderson, J., Christen, K. Decolonizing Attribution.
Christen, K., Anderson, J. Toward slow archives
Hudson, M., Garrison, N.A, Sterling, R. et al. Rights, interests and expectations: Indigenous perspectives on unrestricted access to genomic data
Kukutai, T., Taylor J., eds. Indigenous Data Sovereignty: Toward an Agenda.


Stephanie R. Carroll, Assistant Professor and Associate Director of the Native Nations Institute, University of Arizona
Jane Anderson, Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology and Museum Studies, New York University


Extractive and unethical research practices led to the accumulation of Indigenous collections in vast national repositories that have missing, incomplete, and impoverished records and metadata. These problems of inequity continue in the ways Indigenous Peoples’ data is created, stored, accessed, and used. Indigenous Peoples insist on the urgent need to integrate Indigenous knowledges and approaches into data and collections practices and policies. The articulation of Indigenous Peoples’ rights and interests in data about their peoples, communities, cultures, and territories is directed towards reclaiming control of data, data ecosystems, and data narratives in the context of open data and open science.

The people and purpose-oriented CARE Principles (Collective Benefit, Authority to Control, Responsibility, and Ethics) reflect the crucial role of data in advancing innovation, governance, and self-determination among Indigenous Peoples. The CARE Principles complement and extend the more data-centric approach of the FAIR Principles (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Reusable). This webinar will focus on the CARE Principles and identify practical tools for implementing the CARE Principles alongside the FAIR Principles in the context of the open science and open data environments. It will include a discussion of how specific mechanisms, like the Traditional Knowledge (TK) and Biocultural (BC) Labels and Notice system, function as examples of practical tools that actively support the adoption and implementation of CARE across institutions, data repositories, and within research communities.

This webinar will be of interest to those working with Indigenous data or collections, as well as metadata librarians and those interested in open access policies and managing institutional repository services.

Works in Progress: An OCLC Research Occasional Webinar Series

Live webinar sessions are exclusively for OCLC Research Library Partners, but the recordings are publicly available to all.

Works in Progress: An OCLC Research Occasional Webinar Series to talk about work happening in OCLC Research – we'd like to present our work informally and get feedback from you, our Partners. We'd also like this to be a venue for Partner institutions. What are you working on that everyone should know about? What input would help you move forward? Let us know!


11 August 2020


1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Eastern Daylight Time, North America [UTC -4]

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Online via WebEx

Live webinar sessions are exclusively for OCLC Research Library Partners, but the recordings are publicly available to all.