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Indigenous Data Sovereignty and Policy


Walter, M and Kukutai, T and Carroll, SR and Rodriguez-Lonebear, D, Indigenous Data Sovereignty and Policy, Routledge, London, pp. 244. ISBN 9780367222369 (2020) [Edited Book]

DOI: doi:10.4324/9780429273957


Book description This book examines how Indigenous Peoples around the world are demanding greater data sovereignty, and challenging the ways in which governments have historically used Indigenous data to develop policies and programs.

In the digital age, governments are increasingly dependent on data and data analytics to inform their policies and decision-making. However, Indigenous Peoples have often been the unwilling targets of policy interventions and have had little say over the collection, use and application of data about them, their lands and cultures. At the heart of Indigenous Peoplesí demands for change are the enduring aspirations of self-determination over their institutions, resources, knowledge and information systems.

With contributors from Australia, Aotearoa New Zealand, North and South America and Europe, this book offers a rich account of the potential for Indigenous data sovereignty to support human flourishing and to protect against the ever-growing threats of data-related risks and harms.

Item Details

Item Type:Edited Book
Keywords:Indigenous Data Sovereignty Policy
Research Division:Human Society
Research Group:Sociology
Research Field:Sociology of migration, ethnicity and multiculturalism
Objective Division:Indigenous
Objective Group:Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community services
Objective Field:Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community services not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Walter, M (Professor Maggie Walter)
ID Code:140585
Year Published:2020
Deposited By:Office of the School of Social Sciences
Deposited On:2020-08-28
Last Modified:2021-03-29

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