Storytelling is at the heart of Aboriginal culture and identity. Through the power of data, stories of Country and Community can be recorded, preserved, shared and analysed to help build knowledge and take action to disrupt disadvantage and close the gap.
However, data colonisation and extractive data practices are a concern for indigenous communities across Australia and, globally, data has been weaponised against Indigenous peoples. The solution is to move towards true Indigenous Data Sovereignty to facilitate Indigenous-led governance for First Nations communities.
A huge amount of work is being done to operationalise IDS by inspirational community leaders and elders across Australia.
In this session, we will speak to some of those who are leading the way to explore the work being done, what the challenges are and what needs to happen.