FIRST NATIONS DATA SOVEREIGNTY AND
INFRASTRUCTURES FOR ATLANTIC AAROMS (WP4)
This work package advanced creation of, research on, and support of Indigenous-led infrastructure for data and conservations in ways that directly met needs of coastal Indigenous communities, as determined by those communities. This was organized through the Aboriginal Aquatic Resource Oceans Management (AAROM) Program, a group of twelve Indigenous-led organizations using Western and Indigenous scientific and technical knowledge to look after their watersheds. Our work together is premised on Indigenous data sovereignty: the right of Native nations to govern the collection, ownership, and application of our own data and to use that data to govern our lands and waters.