Promoting Indigenous Data Sovereignty through Blockchain in Canada
Too Long; Didn't Read There are at least 1.6 million Indigenous people in Canada, representing more than 5% of the total population. Indigenous communities have long considered the implications of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) for the collection, ownership, and application of data pertaining to Indigenous peoples. Indigenous groups have recently engaged in the data space in response to historical practices as a modern reinvention of old traditions. The emergence of Indigenous sovereignty and Indigenous Data Governance (IDG) movements are a result of a response to poor data practices.