ENRICH: Connecting Indigenous Research and Innovation

Enrich logo with Professors Anderson and Hudson

The Engelberg Center is thrilled to announce its new partnership in support of Equity for Indigenous Research and Innovation – Co-ordinating Hub (ENRICH).  ENRICH helps to greatly expand and deepen the work that the Engelberg Center is already doing related to open access to shared cultural heritage.

As a result of the partnership, ENRICH is now a joint project co-hosted by the Engelberg Center and the Te Kotahi Research Institute at the University of Waikato.  Professors Jane Anderson (NYU) and Māui Hudson (Whakatōhea) (Waikato) will be joining the Engelberg Center as Global Fellows.

ENRICH brings scholars specializing in Indigenous rights, law, policy and data science to create an international network generating both research and practice-based outcomes. ENRICH is delivering digital tools like the Biocultural Labels and Traditional Knowledge Labels, which maintain provenance and ensure Indigenous groups remain connected to the opportunities that arise from the use of particular datasets. It is also establishing a cohort of postdoctoral scholars and a new Digital Equity Incubator supporting projects that prioritize intersections between Indigenous rights, humanities and data science, with a special focus on machine learning and AI.

The Engelberg Center is excited to help provide a home for this vital project, and to welcome Professors Anderson and Hudson as our newest Global Fellows.  We look forward to sharing more of ENRICH’s work with the Engelberg Center community in the future.