CARE Principles for Indigenous Data Governance:
Stands for Collective Benefit, Authority to Control, Responsibility, and Ethics. These principles were developed by GIDA, the Global Indigenous Data Alliance.
Community Knowledge Protocol:
Refers to, “a community‐driven document that generally defines the community’s rights, responsibilities and processes regarding appropriate access to and use of their Knowledge in relation to their people, lands and waters, language, ceremonies, cultural practices and worldview.”
Community-Based Monitoring:
Involves watching, listening, learning and understanding about changes in the community. Indigenous community-based monitoring is led by Indigenous Peoples for the benefit of their nation and communities. Communities decide what is monitored, where and how, and participate in the data collection.
Data Life Cycle:
Plan, Collect, Assure the quality of your data, Describe your data: “metadata”, Preserve, Discover, integrate, and analyze data.
Data Sharing Agreement:
Refers to, “a legally binding agreement to share data between parties, according to certain requirements and conditions.”
Ethical Space:
A model for equitable interaction and reconciliation that respects the fundamental integrity of different worldviews and Knowledge systems. It is created when those with diverse worldviews, make a conscious choice to engage with one another and address social and political inequities.
Evaluation and Reflection:
Formal and informal processes to take stock of a climate monitoring initiative and identify opportunities for improvement.
Health and Safety Plan:
A tool that can be used to reduce the risk of team members being harmed, injured, or developing an illness from doing fieldwork.
Indigenous Knowledge:
Collective knowledge of traditions used by Indigenous groups to sustain and adapt themselves to their environment over time.
This is “data about data”. Metadata should include information on what was monitored, where, by who, why and how (following what protocol), as well as contact information related to the data or project.
OCAPTM Principles:
Stands for Indigenous Ownership, Control, Access, and Possession. These principles were developed and trademarked by the First Nations Information Governance Centre.
Power Analysis:
A tool that helps you determine a minimum sample size for your study.