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E oho! Data sovereignty: Transforming data ecosystems for Māori

Date: Thursday 19 May 2022, 12:10pm to 1:30pm
Cost: Free
Location: Online — Zoom
Contact details: events.natlib@dia.govt.nz
Part of the E oho! Waitangi 2022 series
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Professor Tahu Kukutai talks about the importance of Māori data sovereignty for Aotearoa and new directions in the development of Māori data governance and data privacy.

Reclaiming data sovereignty for Māori

How can we move from data dependency and data colonialism towards Indigenous data sovereignty? What does data sovereignty have to do with Māori aspirations for self-determination and Te Tiriti o Waitangi?

Join Professor Tahu Kukutai who will address these questions and share some of her recent research and work on Māori and iwi data sovereignty, as well as data protection and privacy.

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About the speaker

Tahu Kukutai (Ngāti Tiipa, Ngāti Māhanga, Ngāti Kinohaku, Te Aupōuri) is Professor of Demography at the National Institute of Demographic and Economic Analysis, The University of Waikato. Tahu specialises in Māori and indigenous demographic research.

Tahu is a founding member of the Māori Data Sovereignty Network Te Mana Raraunga and the Global Indigenous Data Alliance. She co-edited Indigenous Data Sovereignty: Toward an agenda (ANU Press), Indigenous Data Sovereignty and Policy (Routledge), and the forthcoming volume International Handbook of Indigenous Sociology (Oxford University Press). Tahu serves on a wide range of iwi, research and government advisory groups, including the technical advisory for the Data Iwi Leadership Group, National Iwi Chairs Forum.

Portrait of a smiling Māori woman sitting on a couch.
Professor Tahu Kukutai.