The panel objective is to discuss the importance of Indigenous Knowledge (IK) and Indigenous Data in obtaining a more complete understanding of the cumulative effects of industrial development on Indigenous territories and communities.
Being rooted in the core values and experiences of their holders and their societies, Indigenous Knowledges, and data, are an extensive set of holistic, interconnected, and cumulative intergenerational information which can go back in time even beyond the current time threshold of western-based available data. As such, their rightful consideration in public policy making, research, impact assessment, and decision-making processes could lead to better outcomes for all.
However, Indigenous Knowledge must be protected as sharing such information must be done within the utmost respect of the Knowledge holders and their community. This panel will cover the challenges and solutions of sharing Indigenous owned data.