Action for more ethical data science in regional policy when working in Indigenous Country or with Indigenous data

Teresa Cochrane, Peta Jeffries, Scott McManus

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Abstract

Dominant current practices are at risk of being tokenistic and “tick a box”, reproducing systemic barriers. Prioritizing Indigenous aspirations and rights for self-determination (UNDRIP) requires focused action by all individuals and organizations to inform themselves in more ethical practice, especially in the collection and interpretation of data. This presentation is a reflection on our
personal experiences of ethical and unethical research approaches. Our work is informed by scholarship associated with Indigenous data sovereignty, where lack of consultation and deficit statistics are framed as issues to be addressed. Informed by theory and our own research experiences we offer insight into more ethical data science in regional policy. This presentation is significant because all regional policy is on Indigenous Country and impacts Indigenous people or is
focused directly on Indigenous people. The impact of this presentation is improved cultural responsivity in Data science to inform regional policy.
Original languageEnglish
Pages12
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2022
EventAustralia and New Zealand Regional Science Association International 45th Annual Conference 2022: ANZRSAI 2022 - Charles Sturt University, Wagga Wagga, Australia
Duration: 01 Dec 202202 Dec 2022
https://www.anzrsai.org/conference/

Conference

ConferenceAustralia and New Zealand Regional Science Association International 45th Annual Conference 2022
Country/TerritoryAustralia
CityWagga Wagga
Period01/12/2202/12/22
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