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Platforms like Zoom have been helpful in bridging geographical distances. However, a recent proposal to mine data raises questions about ownership of Indigenous Knowledge. (Chris Montgomery/Unsplash)

Zoom’s scrapped proposal to mine user data causes concern about our virtual and private Indigenous Knowledge

In-person collaboration between Indigenous communities has been aided by information technologies like Zoom. However, recent attempts to mine personal data raise concerns about data ownership.
Beyond the danger to human life and economies, wildfires also present considerable danger to communities and the mental well-being of survivors. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)

Wildfire evacuations: How our diverse experiences can strengthen disaster response

To effectively address climate hazards like wildfire, we must consider the diverse experiences of people, account for longstanding institutions and create processes that empower local people.
Drone photograph of ‘fairy circles’ in spinifex on Nyiyaparli people’s country, east Pilbara, Western Australia. Photo by Dave Wells

First Peoples’ knowledge of ‘mysterious fairy circles’ in Australian deserts has upended a long-standing science debate

Strange barren patches in the Australian outback have been long-studied by scientists – but until recently, nobody had consulted the Aboriginal people who live among them.
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Indigenous knowledge offers solutions, but its use must be based on meaningful collaboration with Indigenous communities

One key difference between kaitiakitanga and conservation is that the former considers people as part of the environment, while the latter manages nature as if people were separate from it.

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