Helen Gerrard, MG Corporation Board Director (2012), explains how MG Corporation is governed She talks about how it’s changed over time and how it represents different groups through the Dawang Council “Wi...
The demand for data is increasing as Indigenous nations engage in economic, social, and cultural development on a rapid scale. Additionally, the need to protect Indigenous cultural and proprietary information is paramount. This Masterclass examines the role of data as an exercise of sovereignty in Indigenous nation governance and self-determination. It will dually explore data collected internally by Indigenous nations and communities, and information collected by external sources.
We seek to answer broad questions such as:
• What rights do Indigenous peoples have to data?
• How can data facilitate nation-building?
• How can Indigenous nations influence the better collection of data on their people and resources by third parties?
• What are the opportunities and challenges inherent in data governance?
To answer these questions, we draw from best practices across international Indigenous communities and also offer examples from the Indigenous Australian context. The day will be presented by leading scholars Assoc Prof Maui Hudson (NZ), Prof Tahu Kukutai (NZ), DrPH Stephanie Rainie (US), Desi Rodriguez-Lonebear (US), Prof John Taylor (AUS) and Dr Raymond Lovett (AUS). This Masterclass is ideal for anyone wanting to better understand:
• What “Indigenous data sovereignty” and “data governance” mean, and recognise the implications of such terms—both for Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples, communities,
nations, and institutions; and
• How data that Indigenous peoples and nations collect analyse, and use may be different from mainstream data
and the importance of leveraging existing data to support Indigenous governance.