Māori Innovation & New Technology Sector


KOTAHI - Cooperate

2025 Goal

 

To build a strong and sustainable Sector 


20,000 Māori Working in the Sector

200 Māori Businesses supported 
within the Sector

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Photo: Maori Technology Sector Group Hui held on the 25th October 2013, supported by

Nga Pu Waea (National Maori Broadband Working Group) and Auckland Council

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Te Mana Raraunga - Maori Data Sovereignty Network

He Whenua Hou, Te Ao Raraunga - Te Ao Raraunga, He Whenua Hou

With respect to the inherent rights that we as Māori have by virtue of our inalienable
relationships with the land, water and the natural world, we assert that:
Data is a living tāonga and is of strategic value to Māori...

The purpose of Te Mana Raraunga is to enable Māori Data Sovereignty and to advance
Māori aspirations for collective and individual wellbeing...

To understand more - read Te Mana Raraunga Charter

pdf fileTe Mana Raraunga Charter.pdf

See also presentation: Data, Development and Sovereignty - by Andrew Sporle

pdf fileData Development and Sovereignty by Andrew Sporle for Te Mana Raraunga.pdf,

 

Te Mana Raraunga Te Pokapu / Steering Group are:Tahu Kukutai, Maui Hudson, Rikirangi Gage, Kirikowhai Mikaere, Andrew Sporle, Warren Williams, Wikuki Kingi, Vanessa Clark, Rawiri Jansen, James Hudson

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Sector Strategy / Organisational Support

  • Invite and engage whānau, hapu, iwi, marae, business to support Sector / Organisation

  • Create co-opportunities to connect with each other

  • Support Māori / Pacific / Indigenous Development

  • Value and enhance positive strengths of diverse groups

  • Develop communications infrastructure

  • Access, develop, maintain networks – local, regional, national, global

  • Share skills and expertise

  • Strategic sales and marketing – from local to global

For further information about how you can support Technological Sovereignty for Maori / Aotearoa NZ see:

pdf fileRe-Claiming our Technological Sovereignty - Paper - Tania Wolfgramm 2014.pdf


Tactical Opportunities

  • Stocktake and database development and management

  • Develop Sector Profile (click here to view)

  • ***CHECK OUT THE NEW Digital Directory NZ - thanks Robett - cool idea!
              https://www.facebook.com/groups/DigitalDirectoryNZ/
  • Indigenous Consulting

  • Cooperative Projects – Sector [health - e.g. telemedicine; education - e.g. e-learning] / Gaming

  • Create and/or strengthen connections with external Indigenous communities, i.e. establishing a unique global vertical for economic growth through shared interests and values


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Outcomes and Benefits

  • Strengthened relationships between Sector stakeholders

  • Shared vision leads to enhanced collaborations

  • Greater connections and connectivity improves partnerships

  • Global network of like-minded kainga developed

  • Established co-opportunity among sector peers

  • Strengthened connections with global Indigenous communities

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References and Links

Tangata Whenua - Empowering Māori Communities

http://news.tangatawhenua.com/

Digital Māori Forum - Celebrating Indigenous Technologies

http://www.dmf.co.nz/

NZ Māori Internet Society - Te Whanau Ipurangi

http://www.nzmis.maori.nz/

IT-Aroa

http://itaroa.co.nz/

Te Puni Kokiri - Nga Pu Waea, The National Maori Broadband Working Group

http://www.tpk.govt.nz/mi/in-focus/nga-pu-waea/

New Zealand Technology Industry Association

http://www.nztech.org.nz/

Auckland's Economic Development Strategy

http://eds.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/

 Indigenous Education Institute

http://indigenousedu.org/