through constructive dialogue
Technodigenous initially launched in October 2020 with three virtual convenings around “Sovereignty of Travel.” The event in October kicked off a robust discourse between Indigenous and non-Indigenous participants and produced results that have inspired us to continue hosting gatherings that push forward this work of co-designing and building together.
Our June 2021 theme for Technodigenous is Diversity of Tenure and Technology.
EVENT 01 | Sovereignty of Travel | October 6-8, 2020
EVENT 02 | June 1-2, 2021
Diversity of Tenure
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. Today, only ten percent of the land on which Indigenous Peoples and local communities live is formally, legally owned by them. As guardians of their ancestral territories, Indigenous Peoples ensure the continuity of thriving cultures and the protection of 80% of the biodiversity we all depend on. Securing their access to these natural resources and securing land tenure rights is an essential foundation for indigenous and local communities 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 are varied, technology is increasingly playing a key role supporting them in this journey. When such technology is co-designed by them, it strengthens Indigenous Peoples’ diverse approaches to protect their ancestral territory.
Introduction of Technodigenous: Diversity of Tenure and Technology
Purpose, Program, Etiquette
Special thanks to our event host and emcee, Fred Pearce, environment writer at The Guardian, and author of The Last Generation: How nature will take her revenge for climate change.
Q&A from audience, moderated by our facilitator Fred Pearce
Together we discuss principles for co-designing with Indigenous communities.
- Mapeo in Guyana with Emily Jacobi, Ron James, and Hernán Payaguaje
- Cadasta in Liberia with Arthur B. Cassell III and Frank Pichel
- Community Forest Resource Rights in India with Avijit Chatterjee and Shamil Khedgika