STEM to Indigenous success

  Last week the World Science Festival kicked off on Turrbul Country in Queensland’s capital, Brisbane. The weeklong event showcased a stellar line-up of local and international scientists leading discussions, workshops and performances about Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM). Among robots and augmented reality displays, the jam-packed schedule included a sold out talk by Indigenous scientist Karlie Noon, and a panel discussion about …




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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 …




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A shared language – using digital tech in Central Australia

“Kulila!” (listen up!) “We are a group of people in Central Australia who want to bring emotions, feelings, and issues out in the open and get people talking about mental health” Since 2012 a team of Indigenous women and mental health professionals in Central Australia have come together to uncover words for talking about mental health in the traditional languages …




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 …




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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 …




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 …




Igniting a passion for technology in Robinvale

  WANAPI! The word for fire in Mutti Mutti, Wadi Wadi and Latji Latji language, and what the Indigenous Digital Excellence (IDX) Flint team aimed to ignite among the young people in the small town of Robinvale, VIC. IDX Flint aims to spark the interest, ideas and talent of young Indigenous Australians in making digital technology. And last week on …




Robotics Workshops

Kid working on a robot

Our Indigenous Robotics Workshop program is aimed at giving young leaders more exposure to Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) through an interactive workshop.