This year we are fortunate to present our Forum topic of ‘Indigenous Data Sovereignty’ at the Australian Institute of Criminology’s Annual Conference to be held on Ngunnawal Country at the Hyatt Hotel Canberra on the afternoon of 2 November 2022 from 1:15 to 5:00 pm.
The Forum is free and you can register here to live stream or attend the event in person.
The following speakers will share information and practices on the principles and implementation of data sovereignty and data governance. This will include how to develop data principles with and within communities and the best practice in adapting these across government and non-government partnerships to deliver community led strategies.
If you are interested in attending the full AIC Conference or part thereof further information is available through the AIC registration page.
Bobby Maher – Maiam nayri Wingara Indigenous Data Sovereignty Collective (1:30 pm)
Bobby Maher is Yamatji woman, her ancestral links are to the Kimberley, Pilbara and Noongar Nations. Bobby is a PhD candidate and Research Associate at the National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health, Australian National University; her research has a focus on collective capability in Indigenist evaluation practice in Australia.
Bobby has completed a MPhil in Applied Epidemiology and a Bachelor of Applied Science (Indigenous Australian Research) (Honours), Curtin University. She has experience in quantitative, qualitative and community-based participatory research, including evaluation. Bobby is a member of the Maiam nayri Wingara Indigenous Data Sovereignty Collective and the Global Indigenous Data Alliance (GIDA).
Skye Trudgett – Kowa Collaboration (2:15 pm)
Skye is a First Nations researcher who has contributed to numerous evaluations and research projects including place-based Collective Impact and government initiatives.
Skye is a PhD candidate specialising in the design and implementation of First Nations Data Sovereignty in practice and is the CEO of Kowa Collaboration. Kowa applies to their work a bespoke evidence based conceptual framework that acts as a mechanism for designing and evaluating with principles of First Nations Data Sovereignty in mind.
Sharif Deen – NSW Aboriginal Land Council (3:30pm)
Sharif Deen is a Co-ordinator at the NSW Aboriginal Land Council. Sharif is a FNQ Bama man currently living on Gumbaynngirr country.
Sharif’s role in the Land Council includes being the NSW Coalition of Aboriginal Peaks representative for Aboriginal Affairs. In this role Sharif is currently leading the NSW Closing the Gap Target 17 on Digital Inclusion, currently working with Blacktown Council on the Western Sydney Data Project.
Ian Brown and Maelona Stephens – Ngaramanala (Aboriginal Knowledge Program) – FACSIAR – NSW Communities and Justice (4:05pm)
Ngaramanala: Aboriginal Knowledge Program aims to apply the principles of Indigenous Data Sovereignty to how evidence and data is collected, used and governed in areas of focus within the NSW Department of Communities and Justice. Ian and Maelona will speak to their experience in delivering community based outcomes, what works and the role of government in the process.