Operationalising First Nations Data Sovereignty
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.
First Nations Data Sovereignty empowers communities to take control of their data, decision-making, narrative, and destiny.
Operationalisation of Data Sovereignty at the local level allows First Nations communities to be the data instigators and process determiners, define what is most important, and have values and socio-cultural realities (Lifeworlds) reflected in the data ecosystem.
Bourke, a lighthouse example of First Nations Data Sovereignty
Community data access and sharing is at the heart of a new Bourke narrative, written and owned by Bourke people.
Grassroots data collaboration is fuelling the systems-change vision for Bourke, facilitated via the Palimaa Data Platform, powered by Seer Data & Analytics. Together with Government partners, the Bourke community has been successful in breaking the circuit of entrenched disadvantage and early interaction with the criminal justice system and high incarceration rates.