Indigenous Data Sovereignty seminar

While this is an FBE seminar, academic staff from all faculties are welcome to attend. 

Friday 2 September 2022 – 10-11am

Registration essential:

In this online information session by the FBE panel, Associate Prof Sally Treloyn, Mr Tiriki Onus, and Dr Matthew Storey will discuss the important concept of data sovereignty in terms of their own stories in working together with Indigenous people, communities, material culture and data. During the session they will also include a brief introduction to relevant AITSIS guidelines, sections of the National Statement, and ethics principles at the University of Melbourne. If you work with Indigenous people, communities and data, or are considering doing so, this session will be key to your research practice.

Indigenous Data Sovereignty is the right of Indigenous peoples to govern the collection, ownership and application of data about Indigenous communities, peoples, lands, and resources. It is built around two central premises: the rights of Indigenous nations over data about them, regardless of where it is held and by whom; and the right to the data Indigenous peoples require to support nation rebuilding. Indigenous Data Sovereignty is now a global movement, with activities expanding from raising awareness within Indigenous nations and nation state data entities to the instituting of Indigenous data governance principles and protocols (AITSIS 2019)

About the panel
Associate Prof Sally Treloyn is Co-Director of the Research Unit for Indigenous Arts and Cultures at the Wilin Centre for Indigenous Arts and Cultural Development, and member of the University’s Education, Fine Arts and Business Human Ethics Sub-Committee. Mr Tiriki Onus is a Yorta Yorta man, and Head of the Wilin Centre for Indigenous Arts and Cultural Development. Dr Matthew Storey is Legal Principal and Director of Storey & Ward Lawyers, Mediators and Consultants.