2017 Indigenous Focus Day
Wednesday 21 June 2017
8.30am – 5.00pm
Indigenous Focus Day 2017
The Indigenous Focus Day is an exclusive 1-day invite-only event hosted by the Indigenous Remote Communications Association (IRCA) and the Australian Communications Consumer Action Network (ACCAN).
Remote Connected and Savvy! is the title for the sixth annual Broadband for the Bush Forum. Within the broad agenda of ‘digital inclusion’, the Indigenous Focus Day is about providing space for yarning and sharing; and drawing conclusions on what ideas need to be advocated for, before the Forum.
There will be speakers and discussion group leaders, all ensuring everyone has a chance to learn new things and contribute to conversations.
The day will be facilitated by Christine Ross, an Arrernte/Kaytetye desert woman who has successfully led an Indigenous Focus Day before (Darwin 2015). Pictured.
Welcome to Country will be conducted by Dr Noel Nannup.
Dr Nannup is a well-respected Noongar Elder. He is a known story teller and cultural guide, instructor and mentor. Noel is a Nyungar/Injabarndi man who has worked to promote public awareness of the importance of caring for the environment. His father Charles William Nannup lived and worked around Mundaring Weir and he belonged to the Bibbulman people. Noel Nannup’s mother was Alice Isobel Bassett and was from the Pilbara. We look forward to Dr Nannup welcoming us to the land on which we will meet.
For more information, contact Event Coordinators via email email@example.com or phone:
Michelle Williams 0414 813 491
Paul Sutton 0418 750 236
18 March Program emerging
We are looking to fill gaps in our program now. If you use technologies in remote locations for ranger work, cultural mapping and have a view on the impact of broadband on yyou work, contact us now. Also any people from art centres who want to join in this discussion about the impact of broadband on their business, we would welcome you as a speaker.
The Indigenous Focus Day is an invite-only event. You are welcome to contact the event coordinators Paul Sutton and Michelle Williams (firstname.lastname@example.org) to ask for an invitation for yourself or others.
About the Indigenous Focus Day
Remote Connected and Savvy! is the title for the sixth annual Broadband for the Bush Forum. Within the broad agenda of ‘digital inclusion’, we want to explore issues and successes for remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families, communities and organisations.
The day has been designed so Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people can talk to their experience and knowledge about what matters to them. These stories feed into key position statements to take to organisations and Government to increase connectivity, training and other opportunities.
Remote, connected Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are savvy and increasingly will set the agenda of what comes next in the broadband landscape. New possibilities will rejuvenate community life, how associations work and how services are delivered by Government and private enterprise. The annual Indigenous Focus Day event is to further agendas and work together towards goals.