I have the distinct honor in receiving a full travel scholarship to the IACP conference in Philadelphia October 21-24, on behalf of the U.S. Department of Justice (OJP/NIJ). I hope to continue to network with many of you as my Data Sovereignty framework proof of concept continues to develop further.
I am currently designing a flyer called, How Do We Create a SMART Solution for Tribal Communities for Criminal Justice and Policing based on my experiencess at the conference. Please stayed tuned and if you happen to be attending the IACP, feel free to ask me for a copy of the flyer that will outline in simple terms how to create a SMART solution using the Data Sovereignty Framework.
Many thanks for this opportunity as we work towards equitable interaction when working with American Indian Tribes!
Mato Ohitika is Featured in ESRI Press
2nd Edition of Tribal GIS
Tribal GIS: Supporting Native American Decision Making
I had the great honor of submitting my on-going work on the
Data Sovereignty Intitiative.
In my article,
The Power of Data Sovereignty in Empowering Tribal Communities Using GIS
I have outlined many of the things you can read about on this website. When ESRI approached me in submitting an article for the book in late 2016, I was (as still am) developing my Data Sovereignty framework for my PhD defense in 2018, so as things continue to develop, you can find that here.
My deepest and sincerest gratitude to ESRI for your continued support and interest in supporting American Indian tribes.
July / August 2017
I had the opportunity to attend the JSM 2017 in Baltimore, Maryland. After my debut at the 2017 ESRI UC presenting my Data Sovereignty proof of concept; I had an enjoyable time networking and speaking with colleagues all week at JSM!
In addition to all of the amazing conversations, presentations, and great food, I also had the honor of joining another professional organization, Caucus for Women in Statistics (CWS). As an underrepresented minority myself, I found joining this organization to be a win-win in promoting women and minorities in the statistics fields. I look forward to collaborating with CWS in future projects to promote the best in our fields that make our communities better.
The ESRI User Conference has been the incubator for my current doctoral work involving Data Sovereignty. My vision for unifying data in Indian Country began with my story map about The Impact of Data Sovereignty on American Indian Self-Determination in 2016. One year later, this theory will be put into practice with my governance framework called the Data Sovereignty Initiative. I will present the current state of this proof of concept with a talk at ESRI UC 2017.
Read on about what Data Sovereignty is about and the design metrics I have developed below.
Specializing in American Indian and
Tribal Government Data Science Solutions