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Māori Data Belongs To Māori

"Māori data belongs to Māori", a statement that seems self explanatory and obvious, and yet this is a (edited+filtered) photo from the Stats NZ hosted Data Summit in 2018 and I suspect Professor Tahu Kukutai could brush off her awesome presentation and it would still be valid with very little, if any, progress/changes having occured in the intervening years.

"Māori data belongs to Māori" hits systemic hurdles at every stage of enacting this simple phrase. Why is that? Are the questions you are forming the same when you think of the phrase, "Individual data belongs to the individual"?
Professor Tahu Kukutai presents at the 2018 NZ Data Summit

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