Questions to help guide non-Indigenous researchers engage with TO groups
This post explores what we put forward to be pragmatic ways that help to overcome the unintentional disconnect between non-indigenous researchers and their projects and traditional owners’ interests. We keep this topic specific to our experience in this Pilot Project, but recogni ...
Requesting data from researchers
Related to our previous post, this offers reflections on interactions with non-Indigenous researchers and assisting Pilot groups to request data that has been collected about their country. Last post explored an increasing awareness of the value of data among groups and increasing confidence to request and then use this data from external researchers. But exactly how this is data is requested is critical to what is returned and the the outcomes it can produce.
The emerging value of data
Groups are now much more aware of the value of the data that they collect, store, or manage within their database. Whereas data and datasets were commonly confusing and meaningless at the start of the project, groups now recognise the value of their information and what it can tell them.