The wider NPM whānau have been preparing for a busy November with two major events on the calendar - the virtual International Indigenous Climate Change Research Summit that will take place 13 - 17 November (read more below) and the hui-ā-tau for the MAI national Māori and Indigenous postgraduate network that will be held at Massey University, 15 - 18 November. We are still taking registrations for IIRCS, with a very minimal fee for students, communities and NGOs thanks to the generous sponsorship of the Royal Society Te Apārangi.

Some of our readers will recall the Indigenous data sovereignty and universities communiqué from the IDSov collab at our International Indigenous Research Conference last year, calling on universities to address specific issues relating to Indigenous data ownership, control, access, analysis and storage. Following on from that, the Global Indigenous Data Alliance has just released the Indigenous data governance and universities communiqué, with the support of IDSov networks in Aotearoa, Australia, the United States, Canada, Norway, Sweden, Finland and the Pacific (diaspora Aotearoa).

It calls on universities to work with Indigenous Peoples to take a number of actions including identifying Indigenous Peoples’ data currently held by their institution and implementing IDSov and Indigenous data governance principles. NPM supports these global efforts to advocate for more just, ethical and culturally-grounded research data practices and systems, and for Indigenous Peoples to have authority over research data involving their communities, cultures and territories.We look forward to future developments here in Aotearoa and further afield.

Ngā Pou Matarua | Co-Directors

  • Professor Tahu Kukutai
  • Professor Linda Waimarie Nikora

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