Indigenous Cultural Sustainability in a Digital World: Two Case Studies from Aotearoa New Zealand

  • Anne GouldingEmail author
  • Jennifer Campbell-Meier
  • Allan Sylvester
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 12051)


This paper explores issues relating to the impact of digital technologies on indigenous cultural sustainability. Adoption of digital technologies is represented as a double-edged sword for indigenous communities seeking to maintain and revitalize their cultures; while the affordances of digital technology can disseminate cultural information knowledge quickly, easily and globally, digitalization also raises questions about ownership, control and consultation. These issues are discussed in relation to two case studies from Aotearoa New Zealand from which key points for future research are identified.


Cultural sustainability Indigenous culture Digital technologies 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Victoria University of WellingtonWellingtonNew Zealand

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