Concerns about the erosion of healthcare privacy are on the rise. Native nations and Native healthcare practitioners have long advocated for strengthening data sovereignty as a way to increase Indigenous health outcomes and protect sensitive health information. Join us virtually to hear from three Indigenous leaders from the healthcare field about what data sovereignty means to them and why it’s important.
The census has a dismal record of undercounting certain population groups, in particular Native Americans residing on reservations. On top of this long-standing failure, the 2020 census faced two unprecedented challenges: the COVID-19 pandemic and political interference by the Trump administration. For Native communities across the country, the result was a net undercount of 5.64%. At Red Lake Nation in northwestern Mni Sota Makoce (Minnesota), however, through outstanding leadership and a series of actions that embody Native nation rebuilding principles, Red Lake Nation achieved a count of 100% of known housing units.
Native nations are using their sovereignty to reclaim and reimagine outdoor recreation and tourism. Watch this recording of our June 2022 event to learn about Indigenous-designed outdoor recreation efforts and how non-Indigenous folks can recreate responsibly.