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Maori Data Futures report

The Maori Data Futures Hui was held at Te Herenga Waka Marae on 9 May 2018. A report on the hui, describing the discussions from the day, can now be found here. The hui report describes seven areas of development for Māori Data, identified and discussed by attendees.  It also shows the domain areas discussed for Māori Data, and how they relate to each other. That image can be downloaded separately, here.

Data Summit 18

Stats NZ is hosting a 2-day summit on informed decision-making through the ethical use of data in Wellington on September 27-28th. The summit will discuss balancing the tensions between data innovation and protecting privacy – ensuring New Zealanders have trust and confidence in the way their data is used. It will cover data sovereignty from an international and New Zealand perspective as well as an in-depth look at privacy, ethics and algorithms.  Professor Tahu Kukutai will talk about Māori data sovereignty and the opportunities and challenges of big data and integrated data in Aotearoa. For more information and tickets click here.

Te Mana Raraunga Statement on 2018 New Zealand Census of Population and Dwellings: 

A Call for Action on Māori Census Data

Te Mana Raraunga, the Māori Data Sovereignty Network, is concerned that Census 2018 may fail to deliver high quality Māori and iwi data. Interim figures for the 2018 Census released by Stats NZ indicate that full or partial information has only been received for around 90 percent of individuals. For Māori, the extent of the problem will inevitably be worse. We may well be looking at a total Māori response rate of less than 80 percent, and even lower in areas that have historically had lower coverage, such as Northland and the East Coast. Census 2018 may yet turn out to be the poorest quality enumeration of Māori in recent history. Te Mana Raraunga has put together a press release (included here in te reo Māori) and a more detailed technical statement on Census 2018.

Correspondence responding to the Census Statement

https://thespinoff.co.nz/atea/01-08-2018/has-the-2018-census-failed-maori/

https://www.radionz.co.nz/national/programmes/morningreport/audio/2018655940/maori-seats-may-be-impacted-by-low-census-turnout

https://www.stat.auckland.ac.nz/en/about/news-and-events-5/news/news-2018/07/concern-over-quality-of-maori-census-data.html

https://gallery.mailchimp.com/57af16fa15f95ed83e0b434a9/files/9bb5a418-ccdb-4f8b-aefe-4bc784a89b8d/Monique_Jonas_Integrated_Data_Infrastructure.02.pdf

 

australian Indigenous Data Sovereignty communique

The Maiam nayri Wingara Indigneous Data Sovereignty Collective and the Australian Indigenous Governance Institute held an Indigenous Data Sovereignty Summit in Canberra on 20th June 2018. An outcome of that summit was the development of a communique which outlines the delegates view on Indigenous Data Sovereignty and Indigenous Data Governance.  Enacting Indigenous Data Governance requires Indigenous leaders, practitioners and community members with the skills and infrastructure to advocate and participate across all sectors and jurisdictions. Indigenous communities retain the right to decide which sets of data require active governance and maintain the right to not participate in data processes inconsistent with the principles asserted in this Communique.

Powering health equity action  with on-line Data tools

Policylink has just released a report on powering health equity action with on-line data tools. Achieving health equity—when everyone has a just and fair opportunity to be as healthy as possible regardless of race, income, or other socially defined characteristics—is essential to building resilient communities, a prosperous economy, and a just society. This report outlines 10 design principles including honoring Indigenous Data Sovereignty. 

Indigenous Data Sovereignty 'What Works Workshop'

Te Mana Raraunga ran a 'What Works Workshop' on Indigenous Data Sovereignty at the Waikato Tainui College of Research and Development on September 5th and 6th.  The event will have a range of national and international speakers talking about how they operationalise Indigenous Data Sovereignty in their activities.

Maori engagement report on National Research and information system

The Ministry of Business, Innovation, and Employment has released a report on preliminary Māori engagement in relation to the conceptual model for the National Research and Information System (NRIS).

 

NEW Guidelines for Trusted data Use

NZ Data Futures Partnership has just released Guidelines for Trusted Data Use. They have been developed through consultation with communities around Social License for Data Use. Further guidance will also be developed about trusted use of iwi/Māori data.

Cultural license recognised in MPI Primary sector science roadmap

The Ministry  for Primary Industries has just released a Primary Sector Science Roadmap which includes references to social license and cultural license. Cultural license is defined as the ability of an organisation or industry to undertake business in a culturally acceptable way with confidence from Māori Treaty partners and iwi.

Statement on Social License and Cultural License

Te Mana Raraunga has released a statement on the the difference between individual and collectives rights in the context of data sharing, data linkage and data aggregation, suggesting that Cultural License is a complementary process to the development of a Social License for Data Use.

Authoritative reference on the potential of big data

  • It's hard to argue with the National Institutes of Health (NIH) when it comes to an authoritative reference on the potential of big data to increasingly impact on inequality for minority populations
  • Read the NIH article here »

2018 World Congress of Sociology in Toronto (15-21 July 2017)

Statistics NZ partners with Statistics Netherlands

  • Statistics New Zealand announces a unique partnership with Statistics Netherlands (CBS) to unleash the potential of new data sources and analytics for decision-making.
  • The new international collaboration aims to leverage and build on the strengths and networks of the two organisations who are both leaders in their field.
  • Read more from Statistics NZ about the partnership »

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