Communique Indigenous Data Sovereignty 20 June 2018

June 20, 2018

This Communique, from the Maiam nayri Wingara Indigenous Data Sovereignty Collective and theAustralian Indigenous Governance Institute, is addressed to all individuals and entities involved in the creation, collection, access, analysis, interpretation, management, dissemination and reuse of data and data infrastructure in Australia.

Indigenous Data Sovereignty is a global movement concerned with the right of Indigenous peoples to govern the creation, collection, ownership and application of their data. Indigenous Data Sovereignty in Australia is derived from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples inherent right to govern our peoples, Country (including lands, waters and sky) and resources as outlined in the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP),2for which Australia has declared its support.

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