As CEO of Indigital I am enthusiastic about the company being able to lend on-going support in the international human rights arena focussing on Indigenous digital rights. Through principles of self-determination, and free, prior and informed consent Indigital's purpose is to ensure that Indigenous peoples have access to safe, affordable, quality digital engagement that is appropriate to our social and cultural needs. Indigital's purpose is therefore strongly aligned with the work of the UNDP, the Equator Initiative, and Tribal Link Foundation in this regard.
The conversation, carried out across languages, gathered great momentum and interest. From this discussion we have now formalised an *international working group on the ethical digitalisation of Indigenous issues which will meet in Hawaii at the IUCN Congress.
*If any Indigenous organisations are interested in being involved in this working group, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org We are particularly interested in hearing from groups who have experienced positive and / or negative interactions with digital technologies on their territories, around their cultural knowledge or languages.