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Friday, June 14 • 10:30am - 12:00pm
Solve My Problem: Indigenous Data Sovereignty

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RightsCon Solve My Problem sessions will provide an opportunity for representatives from diverse stakeholder groups and regions to come together around a defined problem within the human rights and technology space and devise strategies, actions, and solutions. The identified problem is either associated with one of the major tracks in the RightsCon program or is a linking issue that requires different sets of skills to be addressed.

Open data principles are currently in contradiction to IDS principles that protect Indigenous and ethnic minority rights to data ownership and sovereignty. Moreover, several data initiatives around the world are creating projects around Indigenous data without considering the principles of IDS.

Failure to consider IDS principles will deepen inequities, devalue Indigenous knowledge and expertise, and perpetuate colonial mentalities and infrastructures.

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Alejandro Mayoral Banos

Executive Director, Indigenous Friends Association
Alejandro Mayoral Banos is a Mixtec/Totonac activist and the Executive Director of the Indigenous Friends Association based in Tkaronto, Canada. Alejandro has a Ph.D. in Communication & Culture from York University/Ryerson University, where he specialized in the intersections between... Read More →

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Justin Wiebe

Program Manager, Mastercard Foundation
Justin Wiebe is Michif (Métis) from Saskatoon in Treaty 6 and Métis Territory, and currently lives in Toronto in territories covered by the Dish with One Spoon Wampum Belt Covenant. Justin is passionate about inclusive city-building that centers reconciliation, youth leadership... Read More →
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Pyrou Chung

Senior Adviser, Ewmi Open Development Initiative
I am the Senior Advisor at the Open Development Initiative (ODI) a project of the East West Management Institute (EWMI) and manage their natural resource, land and data initiatives in Southeast Asia. I have expertise in ecology and sustainable development and my work is focused in... Read More →

Friday June 14, 2019 10:30am - 12:00pm BST
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