The IndigiData workshop is a one-week summer workshop that will introduce participants to fundamental concepts and methods in data science and informatics. While this first 2021 year will be conducted virtually for COVID-19 safety, future workshops will be held at the Native BioData Consortium, located within the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribal reservation in Eagle Butte, South Dakota.

A strong emphasis will be placed on data ethics, contextualizing the importance and future of informatics skills for Indigenous peoples within the framework of health, culture, environment, and data.

The curriculum will require some participant reading and preparation prior to the workshop, and will focus on materials that stimulate participant interest to encourage subsequent learning in genomics and science. The “hands-on” training component will incorporate the latest techniques and analytical programs used in genomic laboratories today.