Indigenous Data Sovereignty and Policy, 1st Edition


‘Indigenous Data Sovereignty and Policy’ examines how Indigenous Peoples around the world are demanding greater data sovereignty, and challenging the ways in which governments have historically used Indigenous data to develop policies and programs.

In the digital age, governments are increasingly dependent on data and data analytics to inform their policies and decision-making. However, Indigenous Peoples have often been the unwilling targets of policy interventions and have had little say over the collection, use and application of data about them, their lands and cultures. At the heart of Indigenous Peoples’ demands for change are the enduring aspirations of self-determination over their institutions, resources, knowledge and information systems.

With contributors from Aotearoa New Zealand, Australia, North and South America and Europe, this book offers a rich account of the potential for Indigenous data sovereignty to support human flourishing and to protect against the ever-growing threats of data-related risks and harms.

This open access online version has been made available through a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives 4.0 license

15 chapters, 244 pages, first published in 2020 by Routledge, London.

Each chapter can be downloaded separately or read online via the publisher’s website here