Technodigenous: Diversity of Tenure and Technology

Organisers:  The Tenure Facility and Nia Tero

When: Tuesday, June 1st to Wednesday June 2nd  2021.

Where: Online. 

Save the date for Diversity of Tenure and Technology, the second Technodigenous virtual gathering, co-organized by Nia Tero and the Tenure Facility.

Indigenous Peoples and local communities live on and manage more than half of the world’s land. These biodiverse ancestral lands are vital to the people who steward them and the planet we all share. But governments only recognise Indigenous and community legal ownership of 10% of the world’s lands. As guardians of their ancestral territories, Indigenous Peoples ensure the continuity of thriving cultures and the protection of the ecosystems we all depend on. Securing their access to these natural resources and securing land tenure rights is an essential foundation for Indigenous Peoples to maintain their livelihoods; exercise their civil, social, cultural, political, and economic rights; and contribute to local, national, and global sustainable development.

While the paths Indigenous Peoples follow to secure their tenure and ensure the governance of their territories vary, technology is increasingly playing a key role supporting them in this journey. When this technology is co-designed it strengthens Indigenous Peoples’ different paths to protect their ancestral territory.

For two days, Technodigenous will create a space to share knowledge, experiences, ideas, and inspiration while building a community of Indigenous and non-Indigenous practitioners, technologists, and thinkers who can work together towards a better future for all.