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.

Our Drive

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.

Our Focus

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.

Our Commitment

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.

Our Network

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.

Meet Our Staff

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Jane Anderson


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Maui Hudson


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Vanessa Smith

Project Manager

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Global Chairs

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Dr. Keolu Fox (Kānaka Maoli)

2022-2023 Global Chair

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Dr. Krystal Tsosie (Diné/Navajo Nation)

2022-2023 Global Chair

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Maui Hudson (Whakatōhea)

2021-2022 Global Chair

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Dr. Stephanie Carroll Russo (Ahtna-Native Village of Kluti-Kaah and Sicilian-descent)

2020-2021 Global Chair

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Dr. Maggie Walters (Palawa)

2020-2021 Global Chair

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Meet Our Implementation Team

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Professor Maggie Walter

The University of Arizona

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Assistant Professor Stephanie Russo Carroll

The University of Arizona

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Professor Kim Christen

Washington State University

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Miriame Barbarich

Indigenous Design & Innovation Aotearoa

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John Moore

Indigenous Design & Innovation Aotearoa

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