Indigenous data sovereignty refers to the right of Indigenous peoples to control data from and about their communities and lands. It includes both the individual and collective rights to data access and to privacy.
The article, 'Trust in Scholarly Communications and Infrastructure: Indigenous Data Sovereignty' provides a brief overview of recent data sovereignty developments, along with the context that lies behind these activities.
Two sets of principles guide the collection and management of indigenous data:
Canada's Tri-Agency Research Data Management Policy affirms that data related to research by and with First Nations, Métis, or Inuit must be managed in accordance with principles developed and/or approved by these communities. Data management plans (DMPs) should recognize Indigenous data sovereignty and include options for renegotiation of the DMP.