ENRICH: Equity for Indigenous Research and Innovation – A Co-ordinating Hub
ENRICH centers on Indigenous rights to develop, control, and govern Indigenous data. ENRICH responds to the challenges of accelerated production and use of data across government, scientific, and innovation platforms which can exacerbate the appropriation of Indigenous knowledge and the alienation of Indigenous peoples from digitally enabled futures. Remembering the past and integrating Indigenous wisdom into our institutional structures creates space for Indigenous communities to become integral members of our global shared future.
ENRICH supports the development of Indigenous based protocols, Indigenous centered standard setting mechanisms, and machine-focused technology that inform policy, transform institutional and research practices, and reform relationships between Indigenous communities and wider society.
ENRICH is focused on developing transformative practices for change through enhancing Indigenous control of Indigenous data, Indigenous self-determination, Indigenous participation in STEM, and the creation of our digital futures.
Research by ENRICH network collaborators articulates Indigenous notions of privacy and enhances Indigenous peoples’ capabilities and capacities to make decisions about how and under what circumstances data that derives from Indigenous contexts can be used.
As an international initiative that leverages the Indigenous networks of the Global Indigenous Data Alliance (GIDA), and the digital strategy initiative Local Contexts, ENRICH utilizes a Hub and Spoke model to facilitate the strategic exchange of knowledge and resources through an integrated and regionally-distributed network.
Dr. Stephanie Carroll Russo (Ahtna-Native Village of Kluti-Kaah and Sicilian-descent)
2020-2021 Global Chair