Indigenous Data Governance & Sovereignty Roundtable
Partnering with the Australian Research Data Commons (ARDC), The University of Melbourne hosted the Indigenous Data Governance & Sovereignty Roundtable on the 9th and 10th of June 2022 at the Parkville campus.
Specific aims of the Roundtable included:
- To bring together key stakeholders from the following five broad categories of Indigenous data
(1) Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and organisations;
(2) universities, researchers and other research organisations;
(3) the GLAM sector, including libraries, archives and museums;
(4) Commonwealth, state, territory and local governments; and
(5) Private sector (including not for profit)
- To provide a forum for our attendees to collaboratively explore and discuss practical solutions,
key barriers and models of governance for shared benefit.
- To discuss and share international best practice data science, data governance and Aboriginal
and Torres Strait Islander knowledges and world-views.
- To provide a bridge between Indigenous research data owners or custodians and Indigenous
research data users and service provider.
The presentations included that of:
Session 1: Introductions and Key Issues presented by Professor Marcia Langton, Dr Vanessa Russ, Dr Kristen Smith and Levi Murray from the University of Melbourne, as well as Professor Matt Bellgard and Professor David Lovell from the Queensland University of Technology.
Session 2: Indigenous Data Governance and Sovereignty in action in a Community Controlled Organisation presented by Raymond Brunker, Jarryd Aleckson & Dr Jonathan Leitch from the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community Health Service.
Session 3: Indigenous Data Sovereignty into Indigenous Data Sovereignty presented by the Maiam Nayri Wingara Collective.
Session 4: National Indigenous Data Catalogue & Practical applications of Indigenous Data Governance presented by Sam Provost from the Australian National University, Dr Nick Car from Surround Australia, Dr Len Smith from the University of Melbourne and Sandra Silcot from the University of Melbourne.
Session 5: Traditional Knowledge & Biocultural Labels presented by Stephanie von Gavel from the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation and Professor Rachel Ankeny from the University of Adelaide.
Session 1: Co-Designing an Indigenous Data Roadmap and Building Capability presented by Professor Peter Anderson, Professor Matt Bellgard, Professor Kerrie Mengerson and Ms Becki Cook from the Queensland University of Technology.
Session 2: Working with International Standards: European Data Protection presented by Dr Kris Wilson from the University of Melbourne.
Session 3: Considerations of Museums and Galleries Presented by Michale Aird from the University of Queensland.
Session4: Federated Data Models presented by Associate Professor Steve McEachern from the Australian National University.
Session 5: The Data that Communities Need presented by Jarryd Aleckson from the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community Health Service, Christiny Deng from Binarri Binyja Yarrawoo Empowered Communities, Liza Balmer from Ngaanyatjarra Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara Women's Council & Gary Powell from Empowered Communities.
convenors of the Roundtable:
Professor Marcia Langton, Associate Provost, Redmond Barry Distinguished Professor, Foundation Chair of Australian Indigenous Studies
Dr Kristen Smith, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health
Levi Murray, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health
Dr Vanessa Russ, Indigenous Studies, Faculty of Arts
For more information please contact Indigenous Studies: firstname.lastname@example.org
Our event would not be made possible without the following: