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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.

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 avaliable here: Dion O'Neale and Daniel Wilson



Te Mana Raraunga Raumati Virtual Wānanga 2022

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]