Te Mana Raraunga
Māori Data Sovereignty Network


Our Data, Our Sovereignty, Our Future


Nga mihi ki a koutou katoa

Our data, our sovereignty, our future.  This vision drove the establishment of Te Mana Raraunga as the Māori Data Sovereignty Network. We advocate for Māori rights and interests in data to be protected as the world moves into an increasingly open data environment. 

What is Maori Data Sovereignty?

  • Data Sovereignty typically refers to the understanding that data is subject to the laws of the nation within which it is stored. 
  • Indigenous Data Sovereignty perceives data as subject to the laws of the nation from which it is collected. 
  • Māori Data Sovereignty recognises that Māori data should be subject to Māori governance. 
  • Māori Data Sovereignty supports tribal sovereignty and the realisation of Maori and Iwi aspirations.

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