NYU JIPEL x ENRICH Indigenous Data Sovereignty Symposium

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March 1 & 2, 2023
3:00pm - 6:30pm Eastern Time (US & Canada)

Despite Indigenous Peoples’ long struggle for sovereignty over their lands, they are often excluded from conversations focused on their “data sovereignty.” In response, the Indigenous Data Sovereignty, or IDSov, movement has emerged to recognize the fundamental rights and interests of Indigenous Peoples relating to the collection, ownership and stewardship of data relating to their communities, knowledge and lands. The multifaceted nature of IDSov gives rise to a broad spectrum of legal and ethical concerns, from data storage, ownership, consent and access, to intellectual property rights and other considerations about how data are used in research, policy and practice.

The Journal of Intellectual Property and Entertainment Law (JIPEL) will focus their annual Spring Symposium on IDSov. The event will be held in collaboration with ENRICH, a coordinating hub for equity concerning Indigenous research and innovation, co-directed by Jane Anderson (NYU) and Māui Hudson (University of Waikato), and the Engelberg Center on Innovation Law and Policy (NYU Law). The symposium will be organized around four panels: IDSov and Tribal Codes (Panel I), Government Agencies and IDSov (Panel II), Fair Use and IDSov (Panel III), and Labels as a Technical Protection Mechanism (Panel IV). The symposium will be hosted entirely over Zoom between two sessions (Panels I-II; March 1, 2023, Panel III-IV; March 2, 2023, Eastern Standard Time) so as to accommodate speakers from across the globe. The symposium will bring together scholars from several fields and perspectives, including Indigenous community leaders, as well as experts in law, public policy, medecine, global health, human genomics, anthropology, sociology, management and marketing. Following each of the four themed sessions, a roundtable discussion with invited speakers will be moderated by a member of the NYU law faculty.

For more information, please contact NYU Journal of IP & Entertainment Law Editor, Dr. Jacob Golan at [email protected].

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  • Stephanie Carroll (Dene/Ahtna) - University of Arizona, Public Health and American Indian Studies
  • Libby Liggins - Massey University, Zoology and Ecology
  • Ibrahim Garba (Karai-Karai) - University Arizona, College of Public Health and the Native Nations Institute
  • Rodney Haring (Seneca Nation) - Roswell Park, Center for Indigenous Cancer Research
  • Christopher Chaney (Seneca-Cayuga) - Deputy Director, US DOJ Office of Tribal Justice
  • Gwen Phillips (Ktunaxa) - B.C. First Nations’ Data Governance Initiative
  • Katharina Ruckstuhl (Māori) - University of Otago Business School
  • Megan Verrips - Information Dignity Alliance
  • Jane Anderson - NYU, Anthropology and Museum Studies and Engelberg Center for Innovation Law and Policy
  • Andrew Grimm - The Digital Justice Foundation
  • Greg Keenan - Information Dignity Alliance
  • Krystal Tsosie (Diné/Navajo) - University of Arizona, School of Life Sci’s
  • Keolu Fox (Kānaka Maoli) - UC San Diego, Anthropology, Global Health & Indigenous Futures Lab
  • Māui Hudson (Whakatōhea) - University of Waikato, Te Kotahi Research Institute; NYU Engelberg Center for Innovation Law and Policy
  • Jason Mika (Tūhoe) - University of Waikato, Mgmt. & Mktg.
  • Barton Beebe - NYU School of Law
  • Jason Schultz - NYU School of Law