Indigenous Data Sovereignty (Āhau: Māori collective identity through p2p data structures)
Āhau is a FOSS project from Aotearoa New Zealand, built to meet the data needs of Māori. This talk will share insights from thinking in a less Eurocentric way about data, and how the need for data sovereignty has lead us to p2p data models, which fit really well with human-focused systems. Over the last 3 years, we've built a desktop application on secure scuttlebutt that is currently in use by hapū and iwi (tribal groups) to record family histories and create tribal registries.
Ideas: data sovereignty, self-hosting, katiakitanga (guardianship) of data, history as a path to connection and future growth
Technologies: p2p databases (scuttlebutt, hyper/DAT), CRDTs, subjective histories, encrypted groups
this is what I submitted as a proposed talk for fosdem. I'm posting it here because I forgot what I wrote and I might keep this along with other notes / thoughts as I prepare a talk this coming week. Feel free to weave yourself in by asking questions or lending observations