RDM Webinar Series: Indigenous Sovereignty in Action

Thu. Sep. 9, 2021

This webinar series, hosted by Kishaadigeh, (The Manitoba Network Environments for Indigenous Health Research) brings together expert speakers to share their knowledge in developing and enhancing Indigenous data management plans, including skills and best practices in Indigenous data storage, metadata, preservation, and access.

This series is supported by funding from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada and The University of Winnipeg Library. Advanced registration is required:


Topic: What is Research Data?

Speaker: Jaime Orr, Research Data Management Librarian (University of Winnipeg)

This webinar will introduce the concept of research data in the context of Western institutions, such as granting agencies and postsecondary institutions. Participants will learn about the different kinds of forms data can take (e.g., videos, audio recordings, transcripts, images, survey results, meeting records, biological samples, etc.) and the contexts for short- and/or long-term storage. It will also ask participants to reflect on the kinds of data they may collect for their research and how long they keep them.

When: Sep 17, 2021 12:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

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https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN__SqgTr0tRN-XnhlMWVgzOA


 Topic: What is Research Data Management?

Speaker: Jaime Orr, Research Data Management Librarian (University of Winnipeg)

This webinar will introduce the concept of research data management in the context of Western institutions, such as granting agencies and postsecondary institutions. Participants will learn about the life cycle model of research data and why research data management is important and/or necessary.

Bio: Jaime Orr is the Research Data Management Librarian at the University of Winnipeg. Jaime supports researchers all stages of the research data lifecycle through consultations, events, and training. Her research interests include data management practices, Indigenous data governance and learner-centered pedagogy in the context of research services.

When: Sep 29, 2021 12:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

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Topic: How Can Research Data Management Be Indigenized and Decolonized?

Speaker: Dr. Jennifer Walker, Associate Professor (McMaster University)

This webinar will build on the first two sessions to explain the existing Indigenous frameworks that pertain to data governance, including OCAP® (Ownership, Control, Access, Possession), the National Inuit Strategy on Research, the Principles of Ethical Métis Research, and CARE (Collective Benefit, Authority to Control, Responsibility, Ethics) Principles. These ethical

frameworks inform Indigenous data management, and this webinar will propose additional methods of Indigenizing and decolonizing the process of research data management, including how Indigenous values of reciprocity and relationality might be incorporated.

Bio: Jennifer Walker is a Haudenosaunee member of Six Nations of the Grand River with a Ph.D. in Community Health Sciences (Epidemiology) from the University of Calgary. Dr. Walker’s work focuses largely on Indigenous community-engaged health research using large health services databases through her work as a Core Scientist and Indigenous Health Lead at ICES in Ontario and through the Health Data Research Network Canada.

When: Oct 25, 2021 12:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

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Topic: How to Organize Indigenous Data

Speakers: Kayla Lar-son, Indigenous Programs & Services Librarian (UBC) and Christian Isbister, Indigenous Initiatives Librarian (UBC Okanagan)

This webinar will explain the different file formats in which data can be digitized, consistent methods of naming files, and the various metadata (administrative, descriptive, structural) that can be created to organize them. Different metadata standards will be looked at, but with a focus on ones that are relevant to Indigenous data and communities, including the Traditional Knowledge Labels developed by Local Contexts.

Bios:

Kayla Lar-son is the Indigenous Programs and Services Librarian at the X̱wi7x̱wa Library, University of British Columbia. She holds a Bachelor of Native Studies and a Master’s of Library and Information Studies from the University of Alberta. Her professional areas of focus include Indigenous librarianship, Indigenous data sovereignty, and embedded librarianship with Indigenous communities. Prior to her current role, she was an Indigenous academic resident at the University of Alberta Libraries, where she primarily worked in the Digital Initiatives unit. Kayla has previously been an instructor for the School of Library and Information Studies (SLIS) at the University of Alberta, where she co-taught and created LIS 598: Indigenous Library and Information Studies (LIS) in a Canadian Context.

Christian Isbister is Metis with family from Saskatchewan. He is the Indigenous Initiatives Librarian at the University of British Columbia Okanagan and holds a Master of Library and Information Studies from the University of Alberta. Professionally, he is interested in Indigenous librarianship and critical cataloguing efforts.

When: Oct 27, 2021 12:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

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Topic: Storage and Sharing Technologies for Indigenous Data Management

Speaker: Jeff Doctor, Impact Strategist (Animikii Indigenous Technology)

This webinar highlights necessary infrastructure to manage Indigenous data, including cloud storage, data servers, and repositories, with a focus on low-to-no cost, scalable solutions to provide Indigenous organizations and communities with control and possession of their data.

Bio: Jeff Doctor is Cayuga from Six Nations of the Grand River Territory. As an Impact Strategist for Animiiki Indigenous Technology, he distills complexity and nuance into workable paths forward for many of their software and communications projects. He also assists with planning, managing, and reporting on Animikii’s impact and supports the use of ethical tech to get land, cash, and data back to Indigenous Peoples throughout the world.

When: Nov 10, 2021 12:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

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Topic: Managing Access to Indigenous Data

Speaker: Chyloe Healy, Health Researcher (Blackfoot Confederacy Tribal Council [BCTC])

This webinar will explain how protocols can be developed to allow and/or restrict access to specific Indigenous data for particular users, why these protocols are important for the safeguarding of Indigenous data and knowledge, and where they may conflict with other open data policies/requirements. There will also be discussion of Indigenous data sharing agreements and partnerships between organizations.

Bio: Anatsiisinsski Chyloe Healy is from Kainai First Nation in Southern Alberta. She graduated from Mount Royal University with a Bachelor of Science. Immediately after graduation, she worked for the Alberta First Nations Information Governance Centre as a data analyst and research assistant. Through this work she became very interested in the necessity to provide equity for access to information within underserved communities. It has become her passion to find innovative ways to begin to build information governance capacity for First Nation communities within Canada and to learn from other nations, across Canada and globally, on how to overcome information poverty. Currently, Chyloe’s work with the Blackfoot Confederacy Tribal Council focuses on developing Blackfoot-defined wellness indicators and improving data linkage and surveillance for First Nations and the opioids crisis in Alberta.

When: Nov 24, 2021 12:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

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After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.