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 …

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 …

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 …

Mana ngurang – a celebration of new and old

  Gadigal land extends from Burrawar (South Head) across to Warrane (Sydney Cove) Gomora (Darling Harbour) conceivably to Blackwattle Creek, down to the Cook’s River and taking in the dunes and wetlands now known as Redfern. The Gadigal people carved images into the sandstone of this land for thousands of years. It is presumed that an outline was first sketched …

Welcome to Country app lets users explore Indigenous Australia from an iPhone

  Waiba! Ngarluma Traditional Owner Kerry Churnside extends a welcome in language to the visitors of Ngaluma Country in the Pilbara region on Western Australia’s rugged North West Coast. A Welcome to Country is a practice that has taken place for thousands of years in Indigenous Australia and this particular welcome is one of many available to view on the …

A trip to the tip with IDX Flint

  Recently the Indigenous Digital Excellence (IDX) Flint team headed north to the community of Bamaga in the Northern Peninsula Area to host the final Flint workshop for 2016. Head 1000 km north of Cairns and you will reach the community of Bamaga in the Northern Peninsula Area. Located a short drive from the tip of Australia – where the …

Traditional Owners develop digital storybook to assist with land management

  In the remote Tanami Desert, near the border of the Northern Territory and Western Australia, Traditional Owners have overcome the digital divide to create a world first app in their traditional language, to assist with the land management of the Southern Tanami Indigenous Protected Area (IPA). The interactive digital storybook replaces the wordy and complex IPA management plan with …

The sky’s the limit for Indigenous scientist Karlie Noon

  To say Karlie Noon has a keen interest in science is an understatement. The 26 year old’s bright presence and bubbly persona matches her passion and enthusiasm for STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths), quickly dismantling the perception ‘science is boring.’ A Kamilaroi woman from Tamworth, a mentor and scientist, Karlie recently became the first Indigenous person in NSW …