Indigenous Data Sovereignty - new edited open access book

The ongoing work of Indigenous scholars and researchers, including several of our Māori academics, in Indigenous data sovereignty is presented in a new edited open access book ‘Indigenous Data Sovereignty and Policy’.

This open access book can be read and downloaded here and examines how Indigenous Peoples around the world are demanding greater data sovereignty, and challenging the ways in which governments have historically used Indigenous data to develop policies and programs.

In the digital age, governments are increasingly dependent on data and data analytics to inform their policies and decision-making. However, Indigenous Peoples have often been the unwilling targets of policy interventions and have had little say over the collection, use and application of data about them, their lands and cultures. At the heart of Indigenous Peoples’ demands for change are the enduring aspirations of self-determination over their institutions, resources, knowledge and information systems.

NPM Researchers and Māori authors contained within the book include; Incoming NPM Co-Director Professor Tahu Kukutai, Professor Papaarangi Reid, Dr Donna Cormack, Associate Professor Bridget Robson, Dr Sarah-Jane Paine, Associate Professor Ricci Harris, Associate Professor Maui Hudson, Andrew Sporle and Kiri West.