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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.

Upcoming Whāki Webinars

Panui welcome

The webinar will include a panel from Nicolson Consulting sharing some of the insights from their mahi relating to Māori data science, analytics & sovereignty. It continues the discussion started at the 2021 Te Mana Raraunga hui.

When: Tuesday 25th January, 1pm

Who is Presenting?

Bio for webinar 4

Webinars are scheduled for the last Tuesday of every month.

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

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]