Yuku Baja Muliku Rangers care for the Great Barrier Reef using drones

Yuku Baja Muliku Rangers in far north QLD are using drones to care for one of the most biodiverse regions on Earth, the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. The land and sea country of the Yuku Baja Muliku people includes portions of two World Heritage-listed areas and spans an area of 22,500 hectares around Archer Point on Cape York. Archer …




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National Reconciliation Week – Celebrating the use of technology to share culture.

  This week is National Reconciliation week. A time for all Australians to learn about our shared histories, cultures and achievements. Technology has created a new way to share and preserve our stories and engage with different audiences. The IDX Awards Culture and Country Category celebrates the use of technology to capture stories and share culture. Here are just a few apps …




Right Wrongs – Revitalisation of language

  This year marks 50 years since the landmark 1967 referendum on Indigenous rights. The Right Wrongs project, a partnership between the ABC, AIATSIS and NSLA, is a powerful collection of stories to mark this significant date. The interactive website highlights what life was like for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities before the vote, and what has happened in …




Caring for Country with the help of 3D printing technology

  Members of the remote island community of Milingimbi are using 3D printing to turn plastic waste into useful objects. Initiated by the Arnhem Land Progress Association (ALPA) in collaboration with Modfab, the innovative recycling program allows Elders and young people to learn skills in technology while sharing the importance of caring for country. The entire community is involved from collecting …




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Forgotten chapter of ANZAC history brought to life through new technologies

  Many Australians are unaware of the contribution that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made serving their country. Thankfully this once forgotten chapter of the ANZAC story is being uncovered, shared and told by family members. New media and technologies such as VR, film, books, apps and websites provide exciting opportunities to bring these stories to life, and an …




Do you know a Tech Savvy Elder?

“For me, if you have an education, you have a voice.” Last year Gamilaroi Elder Aunty Beryl took part in Telstra’s Tech Savvy Elders program – where school students teach Indigenous Elders about technology. “Education takes you where you want to be,” Aunty Beryl tells the students. She moved to Sydney at 16 to become a teacher, and then took …




IDX Flint – Igniting a passion for technology across Australia

From 3D printing to programming humanoid robots, young Indigenous people in six communities across Australia will take part in the 2017 IDX Flint program. Following a national application process, six successful community organisations will receive up to $25,000 worth of technology and support to create digital training workshops for young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the local area. …




STEM to Indigenous success

  Meet some of the many Indigenous Australian’s demonstrating excellence in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths.   Dr Chris Matthews – Mathematician and Chair of the Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Mathematics Alliance (ATSIMA) Dr Chris Matthews is a Noonuccal man from Minjerribah (Stradbroke Island) in Queensland. He has a PhD in Applied Mathematics and is passionate about teaching maths and science to …




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Barangaroo Ngangamay – a multimedia experience

  Barangaroo Reserve has become a hotspot for Sydneysiders and tourists to take in the stunning harbour-side views from the parklands on the city’s western foreshore. But what do visitors know of Barangaroo, the strong and influential Cammeraygal woman, and the cultural significance of the headland? Barangaroo Ngangamay (Barangaroo Dreaming), a multimedia artwork created by renowned Aboriginal multi-media artists Amanda …




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Indigenous women of influence and excellence in the digital age

  Indigenous Digital Excellence is our mob doing extraordinary things every day, and on International Women’s Day we celebrate the many women who are leading change and inspiring the next generation of Indigenous digital makers, innovators and entrepreneurs. Here are six Indigenous women paving the way for women in the digital age.   Mikaela Jade – Entrepreneur, Founder and CEO …