IndigiData is a one-week Indigenous data science education workshop each summer to introduce data science and informatics skills to tribal undergraduate and graduate students.

For 2023, we are pleased to offer 2 workshops

  1. Gene editing and modification – Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Nation of Prior Lake, MN, just south of Minneapolis-St.Paul. This workshop will focus on yeast and corn as model systems to discuss Indigenous knowledges related to agriculture, with additional discussions about food sovereignty.
  2. Metabarcoding and qPCR – Lummi Nation in Bellingham, WA, between Seattle and Vancouver. This workshop’s focus is on waterways and fisheries, with additional conversations about environmental stewardship and kinship.

We offer an Indigenous-centered curriculum led by Indigenous data scientists. Our workshop activities center Indigenous data sovereignty and data ethics while also providing students valuable insight into the emerging data and technology career fields.

Flights, accommodation, and all meals are provided for workshop participants.

Application Instructions

Applicants should enter their Academic Experience and Statement of Purpose in the below form. Due to word count limits, we suggest writing these statements beforehand in a Word document before pasting into the form. As a last step, upload any files such as tribal enrollment and CV/Resumé. Please note the 2 GB size limit for each.

After completion of the workshop, participants are asked to submit an evaluation of the IndigiData workshop program. These evaluations provide organizers valuable feedback to modify and improve future workshops.

Please Note:
This application form will close on February 28th at Midnight US Hawaii time.