Te Takarangi reaches another milestone

Te Takarangi our online celebration of 150 Māori Publications recently reached 100 books with the profiling of Indigenous Data Sovereignty: Toward an Agenda.

This 100th entry celebrates and acknowledges the ground-breaking work of Professor Tahu Kukutai (Waikato, Ngāti Maniapoto, Te Aupouri) and John Taylor and is the first book to focus on this new and emerging field.

It argues that Indigenous peoples have inherent and inalienable rights relating to the collection, ownership and application of data about them, and about their people, lifeways and territories.

It asks what does data sovereignty mean for Indigenous peoples, and how is it being used in their pursuit of self-determination?

Indigenous communities are increasingly grappling with issues of identity, governance and development in a modern world, and national governments and NGOs are seeking to formulate a response to Indigenous demands for data ownership. Indigenous Data Sovereignty: Toward an Agenda addresses these issues and comes up with practical solutions for a broad global audience.

Te Takarangi was initiated by Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga and Royal Society Te Apārangi as part of NPM’s 15th anniversary as New Zealand’s Māori Centre of Research Excellence since 2002, and the Society’s 150th anniversary since the passing of the Act that established the New Zealand Institute in 1867.

The project celebrates over 100 years of Māori scholarship, with 150 publications providing an overview of some of the most important Māori leaders, thinkers and authors of our time. From 13th February 2018, a book has been profiled each day of the working week with the final entry from the list due to be announced during Te Wiki o te Reo Māori 2018. 

Link to Te Takarangi here to find out more about this fantastic collection of titles