AMSANT’s CEO John Patterson spoke at the Indigenous Data Sovereignty Symposium on the 11-12th October 2017, which was hosted by the University of Melbourne and AIATSIS. The symposium was a strategic gathering of Indigenous community leaders, quantitative and qualitative researchers, Community Controlled Health services, peak body organisations representatives, currently involved in formalising a national Indigenous Data Sovereignty Framework alongside the avant-garde Maiam nayri wingara: Indigenous Data Sovereignty Network. The themes explored by the panels and keynote speakers included: What is Indigenous data sovereignty? Indigenous data ‘sharing’: The new land grab? Our data; our priorities; our way; our right Access to and underutilisation of current data in Indigenous sector data for health International models such as the Chiefs of Ontario First Nations data Governance framework and NZ/Aotearoa Te Reraunga were discussed. Local communities and researchers also presented inspiring examples of communities and organisations who are developing indigenous sovereignty frameworks and making use of their data: Justice Reinvestment, Yawuru & Ngemba Data Research Hub Algabonyah Data Unit, Kaiela Institute Wadeye Community Archive Project National Empowerment Project The indigenous Data Sovereignty Network is currently forming a working group and will continue to develop the framework and principles...
The Aboriginal community controlled health services across the NT met in Katherine to discuss the Care and Protection of Aboriginal children.
A landmark NT Aboriginal Housing Forum in Darwin has resolved to form a new NT Aboriginal Housing Body to tackle the worsening Aboriginal housing crisis in the NT.
Aboriginal health and leadership are the focus in Alice Springs this week as 300 health workers, administrators and community leaders gather to discuss strategies to further improve outcomes in the community controlled health sector.