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    Unitec Presents - Indigenous Data Sovereignty as part of Techweek 24

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    Unitec Institute of Technology and Whanganui Tech Network as part of the national Techweek 2024 are excited to bring you a panel on Indigenous Data Sovereignty.

    We welcome you to attend virtually or join us in person for light refreshments at The Backhouse, 28 Taupo Quay, Whanganui. You will receive a livestream link approximately 24 hours before the start so please register as an online attendee and make sure to enter a valid email address. 

    Join us for an enlightening panel discussion on the critical topic of Indigenous Data Sovereignty, featuring prominent voices in the field, including Aleisha Amohia and Chris Cormack. This event will delve into the complexities of data governance, ownership, and control as they pertain to indigenous communities.

    Confirmed Panelists:

    Aleisha Amohia (Te Ātihaunui-a-Pāpārangi, Cambodia, India)

    Aleisha Amohia is a technical lead and software developer who advocates for the importance of data sovereignty, with a specific interest in Māori data sovereignty. Her commitment to social justice initiatives and equity in technology solutions will provide a unique perspective on how data can be managed in a way that respects the cultural and social values of Indigenous peoples.

    Chris Cormack (Kāi Tahu, Kāti Māmoe, Waitaha)

    Chris Cormack brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the discussion, with a background that intersects technology and the rights of tāngata whenua. His expertise will shed light on the practical aspects of implementing data sovereignty principles and the challenges faced by Indigenous groups in the digital age.

    Topics of Discussion:

    - The definition and importance of Indigenous Data Sovereignty.

    - The role of technology and the technology sector in empowering Indigenous communities to have sovereignty over their data.

    - Challenges and solutions in the implementation of data sovereignty principles.

    - Case studies and success stories from around the world.

    Techweek Whanganui is an inclusive week to share and learn how tech can inspire and support everyone in Whanganui. Check out for more events happening across the city from 20 to 25 May.

    This event is generously sponsored by Unitec Institute of Technology.
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