Research and Evaluation Network: Data rights through a First Nations lens

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As sovereign peoples, First Nations communities and families have rights under the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. These rights extend to the consideration, collection, governance, control, use and analysis of First Nations data.  

First Nations data that is published and made available has been described as BADDR – blaming, aggregated, decontextualized, deficit-based and restricted (Walter, 2018). Researchers, analysts, policy makers and community services staff need to think deeply about the implications and actions of using First Nations data in this way.  

Join us for this one-hour Research and Evaluation Network webinar with guest speakers: 

  • Kristin Wuruki, National Policy Lead at Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Child Protection Peak (QATSICPP)
  • Skye Trudgett, CEO/Founder – Kowa 

Kristin and Skye will unpack and explore key concepts and principles around Indigenous Data Sovereignty (IDSov) and methods of how to apply Indigenous Data Governance (IDGov) in practice.

Community service staff will gain a deeper understanding of what to consider when working with First Nations communities and their data and how it can and should be used to support Indigenous Peoples’ rights, self-determination and collective benefit.

12 June 2024 - 10:00 am through 11:00 am