Respectfully representing Indigenous knowledge in Wikidata
Frédéric Julien, Brit Johnston
CAPACOA has been exploring how Indigenous knowledge can be adequately and respectfully represented over the Web of data. Even though this consultative process isn’t over yet, the project team has observed a few areas of tension emerging between Indigenous modes of communicating information and modes of representing information in Wikidata. Among other things, the use of colonial exonyms for labels of Indigenous nations presents a real problem for many Indigenous artists. This session will take the form of a series of very short presentations on preliminary findings with related questions inviting input from the Wikidata community.