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Whāki Webinar Series

Nau mai, haere mai ki tēnei ātea e whāki i te whakaaro, e whai i te whakaaro, e whanake i te whakaaro, ko te raraunga Māori te kaupapa.

The Whāki Webinar Series allows speakers to share with communities their insights into the issues of Māori data sovereignty, Māori data governance, and Māori data science. Whāki will be an interactive space for presentations, Q&A's, and debates about tikanga in technology, and rangatiratanga in digital domains.

Mā te rongo, ka mohio; Mā te mohio; ka marama; Mā te marama, ka mātau, Mā te mātau ka ora.

October 2022 Whāki Webinar - Cyber Security Research Programme

Details to come

September 2022 Whāki Webinar - TK Labels: Transforming Data Infrastructure to Recognise Indigenous Provenance

About this Wānanga: Associate Professor Maui Hudson and KatieLee Riddle (Te Kotahi Research Institute) and Dr Janette Hamilton-Pearce (Local Contexts Project Lead, Te Kotahi Research Institute) introduced the latest developments and applications of Traditional Knowledge Labels and the Local Contexts Hub with examples of use by researchers in Aotearoa.

Te Mana Raraunga Hōtoke Wānanga 2022 - Māori Artificial Intelligence

About this wānanga: Te Mana Raraunga welcomed their members ā-kanohi to the hōtoke wānanga on Tuesday 30th - Wednesday 31st August.  This Wānanga was supported by The TAIAO and Tikanga in Technology projects and facilitated by Te Taka Keegan, University of Waikato.  

Day 1 focused on a workshop on AI from the AI Institute, University of Waikato and a wānanga on decolonising algorithms and the development of an assessment framework.  

Day 2 began with inspiring kōrero on current uses and development of AI for Māori from:

  • Kevin Shedlock, Victoria University Wellington
  • Stephen Fitzherbert and Alan Tan, NIWA
  • Ernestynne Walsh, Nicholson Consulting
  • Puna Walker, FranklyAI
  • Tūreiti Walsh and Western Wilson, Te Hiku Media   MR team member Daniel Wilson hosted and facilitated questions.

The two days were completed with a wānanga on Māori data and digital sovereignty.  Ngā  mihi to Moka Apiti for his contribution to the kōrerorero.

The link to the series of videos will be posted shortly on the Te Mana Raraunga website (Activities News and Updates page).

July 2022 Whāki Webinar - Significance of Māori Social & Economic Business Data

About this Wānanga: Associate Professor Jason Mika (Te Kotahi Research Institute), Geraldine Duoba (StatsNZ) and Ernestynne Walsh (Nicholson Consulting) discussed what insights from their mahi (including Tatauranga umanga Māori and Te Matapaeroa) can tell us about Māori and the the economy of Aotearoa. Unfortunately Avril Macfarlane was unable to participate but our thanks to Ernestynne for sharing her whakaaro on this kaupapa.

Te Mana Raraunga Ngahuru Pōtiki Virtual Wānanga 2022 - Operationalising Hauora Māori Data Sovereignty

About this wānanga: Te Mana Raraunga welcomed their members to the ngahuru virtual wānanga on Tuesday, 31st May.  This Wānanga shared some insights relating to data sovereignty and hauora. Andrew Sporle and Mataroria Lyndon discussed Māori themes around availability, access, and use of health data especially regarding the covid response and the introduction of the Maōri Health Authority. Their short presentations were followed by pātaitai & discussions in break-out rooms.  

TMR team member Daniel Wilson hosted and facilitated questions.

The link to this video will be posted shortly on the Te Mana Raraunga website (Activities News and Updates page) or by clicking the image below.

April 2022 Whāki Webinar - Digital Whenua - Our Image, Our Tikanga.

About this Wānanga: Digital images of our taonga are increasingly shared and used online. How should we proceed in this environment, what are appropriate tikanga, who is responsible for Māori data sovereignty of our visual taonga? Facilitated by Maui Hudson. Larissa Renfrew and Robert O'Brien share their mahi with digital images in research, NFTs and digital infrastructure.



March 2022 Whāki Webinar - Whitewashing health data is killing Māori

About this wānanga: Whitewashing Health Data is Killing Māori - Exploring the implications of  poor reporting of Māori health data. Te Taka Keegan (University of Waikato) hosted Dion O'Neale (Te Matatini o te Horapa) and Daniel Wilson (University of Auckland) introducing some of their COVID work and shared their most recent paper on population and vaccination - what does this mean for Māori?

The video to this webinar is available by clicking the photo below.

Links to the slides are available here: Dion O'Neale and Daniel Wilson



Te Mana Raraunga Raumati Virtual Wānanga 2022 -  Māori Data Sovereignty and te taiao

About this wānanga: Te Mana Raraunga welcomed their members to their second virtual wānanga on Tuesday, 22nd February.  This Wānanga shared some insights relating to data sovereignty and te taiao. The speakers discussed Māori themes around availability, access, and use of environmental data. Their short presentations were followed by pātaitai & discussions in break-out rooms.  

TMR team member Maui Hudson hosted and facilitated questions.

The link to this video can be found at the Te Mana Raraunga website (Activities News and Updates page) or by clicking the image below.



January 2022 Whāki Webinar - Principles of Safe Data Use in Practice

About the webinar: In this webinar, Nicholson Consulting shared their insight on applying principles of safe use of data.

The panel (below) discussed their experience, tips and challenges after opening with a karakia and mihi.

Bio for webinar 4



November 2021 Whāki Webinar - The Veracity Lab Project

About the webinar: The Veracity Lab is a new initiative funded by the Science for Technological Innovation National Science Challenge to explore, promote and support a high integrity digital future. https://veracity.wgtn.ac.nz/

The webinar outlined how Te Tiriti o Waitangi might inform the development of public digital infrastructure. The team invite broader discussion and engagement in the development of their first working paper describing Digital Whenua, Sovereignty and Rights for Aotearoa. Digital Whenua, Sovereignty and Rights for Aotearoa.


October 2021 Te Mana Raraunga Virtual Wānanga - Iwi Affiliation

About this wānanga: Te Mana Raraunga welcomed their members to their first virtual wānanga on Tuesday the 26th of October.

This Wānanga revolved around the relationship between data sovereignty and Iwi affiliation. Guest speakers from Tuhono and DataILG discussed concerns relating to government interest and collection of iwi affiliation, and strategies for how this can be addressed.

TMR team members Andrew Sporle and Lara Greaves hosted and facilitated questions.

The link to this video can be found on the Te Mana Raraunga website here


September 2021 Whāki Webinar - Tikanga in Technology

About the webinar: Tikanga in Technology is a MBIE funded research programme exploring Indigenous approaches to transforming data ecosystems with a particular focus on Indigenous data in governance, Indigenous data in systems, and Indigenous data in AI.

The research team want to understand how tikanga and mātauranga Māori can inform relational responsibilities to data, and identify tools and processes that enable ethical use and generate equitable benefits from Indigenous data.

Whāki Webinar Recordings

View all the recordings from our previous Whāki webinars here.

If you have any questions regarding the Whāki Webinar Series, please contact [email protected]