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Indigenous Data Sovereignty Summit

  • Auckland University (map)

Te Mana Raraunga are proud to present the International Indigenous Data Sovereignty Summit at the University of Auckland.


  • Ngā Pae o Te Māramatanga
  • Swedish Research Council
  • Wallenberg Academy of Fellows


  • Ceal Tournier, Chair of the First Nations Information Governance Centre
  • Maggie Walter, Pro Vice-Chancellor of Aboriginal Research and Leadership at the University of Tasmania
  • Rawiri Jansen, Clinical Director of the National Hauora Coalition
  • Will Edwards, Chair of the Iwi Chairs Forum Data Leadership group.

Book launch

Tahu Kukutai and John Taylor will launch their edited volume Indigenous Data Sovereignty: Toward an agenda, published by ANU Press.

Premised on the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, this book argues that indigenous peoples have inherent and inalienable rights relating to the collection, ownership and application of data about them, and about their lifeways and territories. As the first book to focus on indigenous data sovereignty, it asks: what does data sovereignty mean for indigenous peoples, and how is it being used in their pursuit of self determination?

Contributors include: Megan Davis (Chair, UNPFII), Maggie Walter (PVC Aboriginal Affairs and Leadership, University of Tasmania), Matthew Snipp (Director, Institute for Research in the Social Sciences’s Secure Data centre, Stanford University), Ceal Tournier (Chair, First  Nations Information Governance Centre), Maui Hudson (Whakatohea Māori Trust Board), James Hudson (Independent Māori Statutory Board), Rawiri Jansen (Hauora Coalition) and Darin Bishop (Te Puni Kokiri).

The free ebook can be downloaded from the ANU Press website: https://press.anu.edu.au/publications/series/centre-aboriginal-economic-policy-research-caepr/indigenous-data-sovereignty

View the Summit Brochure