Integrated data and indigenous data governance - an international academic perspective

Presenter: Matthew Snipp (Stanford University)

Matt’s kōrero will be wide ranging, including but not limited to an off-shore-based view of the value of our Integrated Data Infrastructure and Longitudinal Business Database, practices around indigenous data rights and data sovereignty, growing capability and capacity to get better value from data (including in policy settings), how academics and Government can work most effectively together, and ethics, trust and social licence.


Dr. C. Matthew Snipp (Oklahoma Cherokee and Choctaw) is the Burnet C. and Mildred Finley Wohlford Professor of Humanities and Sciences in the Department of Sociology at Stanford University. He also serves as the Vice Provost for Faculty Development, Diversity and Engagement. As a demographer and the author of numerous articles and books, his scholarship deals with the methodology of racial measurement, changes in the social and economic well-being of American ethnic minorities, and American Indian demography. He has extensively studied the racial and ethnic composition of the United States, and has focused much of his attention on the Native American population in the United States and indigenous populations in other parts of the world. He recently has been engaged in two projects evaluating the quality of the 2020 census; one sponsored by the American Statistical Association and another under the auspices of the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine. In his role as a Vice Provost, his office is responsible for a variety of programs designed to support the Stanford faculty individually and collectively in their research and teaching, as well as efforts to advance faculty diversity at Stanford University.