PromoTing Sustainable PRactices for Digitalizing IndigenoUS CulTural Heritage - Global North and South Juxtaposed (TRUST)

TRUST project

TRUST strengthens research in the Global North and South by concentrating on interdisciplinary groups processing practices for digitalizing Indigenous cultural heritage (CH). There is lack of holistic understanding and of workable solutions for how to navigate the legal and cultural tensions existing with the processes of digitilizing Indigenous CH in an ethical way. Legal frameworks,like IPR, fall short of offering a regime that is respectful of ethical principles that are central for Indigenous Peoples, while maintaining the incentive purpose the IP system was built for in the first place. To build TRUST we need to further develop the law so that it represents the interests of all parties involved in a balanced way. To reach this goal, the project applies educational methods and research to enable integration of the views of marginalised groups in law and develops socially innovative tools of engagement to promote knowledge co-creation amongst the stakeholders.

See the project on University of Lapland research page.

Project management

TRUST is a collaborative project between Faculty of Law, Faculty of Art & Design, and Faculty of Education of University of Lapland. The project is funded by University of Lapland Strategic Funding and the project period is September 1, 2022 → December 31, 2024.

PROJECT TEAM

Faculty of Law, University of Lapland

Rosa Ballardini

Main Principal Investigator 
Professor

rosa.ballardini(at)ulapland.fi
+358 401 898 816

Iiris Kestilä

Researcher
PhD Candidate

iiris.kestila(at)ulapland.fi
+358 444 744 388

Dino Girardi

Researcher
PhD Candidate

dino.girardi(at)ulapland.fi

Faculty of Education, University of Lapland

Pigga Keskitalo

Principal Investigator
Professor

pigga.keskitalo(at)ulapland.fi
+358 404 844 153

Tuija Turunen

Professor

tuija.turunen(at)ulapland.fi
+358 404 844 124

Inker-Anni Linkola-Aikio

Senior Research Officer, Sámi Archives

inker-anni.linkola-aikio(at)ulapland.fi
+358 401 598 694

Faculty of Art & Design

Melanie Sarantou

Principal Investigator
Senior Researcher

melanie.sarantou(at)ulapland.fi
+358 404 844 477

Satu Miettinen

Professor

satu.miettinen(at)ulapland.fi
+358 404 844 367

Amna Qureshi

Researcher

amna.qureshi(at)ulapland.fi
+358 405 637 116

Project partners

Anna-Lill Drugge

Associate Professor
Department of Language Studies
Umeå University

anna-lill.drugge(at)umu.se

Torjer Olsen

Professor
Centre for Sami Studies
UiT The Arctic University of Norway

torjer.olsen(at)uit.no


Publications and activities

"Towars an Open Government Data policy for Indigenous Peoples' Digital Cultural Heritage"

Conference participation, International Conference on Sámi Research Data Governance 2023. 25-27 January 2023 Tromsø, Norway.
Dino Girardi, Rosa Maria Ballardini and Inker-Anni Linkola-Aikio
University of Lapland