IFD Program 2017
The Indigenous Focus Day Program
The Indigenous Focus Day is a day of talking, sharing and reflecting on the lessons learned, and realisation of what is yet to do. Remote and Urban Indigenous Communities have specific issues and sucesses. The IFD enables the people and communities to have a voice about their work and the issues they are going to address next.
The day’s program is designed around speakers and workshop discussions.
The workshops will focus on issues of affordability and availability of communications for Indigenous consumers. The workshops will be introduced with a summary of the issues identified in previous Indigenous Focus Days.
Throughout the day facilitated workshop groups will:
- identify and define obstacles
- propose solutions
- begin to develop an advocacy strategy to bring about change
- how attendees could act.
Groups will be split evenly between topics of affordability and availability. Groups should also take either an organisational or individual/community perspective.
Obstacles – What obstacles are we facing in terms of affordability and availability of communications?
Solutions – What are the possible solutions to each identified obstacle?
Policy Plan – Choose an obstacle and corresponding solution. What steps can we follow to advocate for and bring about change on this issue?
Action Plan – What can you and others do to make changes?
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|8.00-8.30||Arrival and Registration|
|8.30 – 10.30||Welcome to Country
Dr Noel Nannup
John Lockyer, Immediate past Chairperson, Indigenous Remote Communications Association
Prof. Leonard Collard, School of Indigenous Studies
|Overview of the Day by MC
|YOKAI – Stolen Generations Information Service
Wayne Bynder and Jim Morrison
|To Skype or not to Skype: Remoteness and the Internet
|Unleashing the potentials that digital technology, inclusion and start-up support can offer Australia’s most disadvantaged and disconnected communities
|Q and A|
|Broadband access and its potential applications for a WA Remote Indigenous Media Organisation – PAKAM (Pilbara and Kimberley Aboriginal Media)Neil Turner / Tadam Lockyer|
|Adapting and using technology to create change and make connections
|Building apps to use and share digitally-stored cultural information
Dora Dallwitz supported by Warren Smith
|Life and times of a mobile phone
|Q and A|
|1.15-2.30||Telecommunications and remote Indigenous communities – now and into the future
|The Digital Gap: bringing online accessibility to the disadvantaged
|How We Do it in Ranges: Wilurarra Creative Studio, Music, and Alanya
Wilurarra Creative – local Wilurarra Creative speakers
|The impact of social media on our family
|Q and A|
|Workshop: Advocacy Plan|
|3.00 -5.00||Group Photo|
|Living and working in remote community- a Ngaanyatjarra perspective
|Online studies for mature Indigenous students: a struggle
|Q and A|
|Workshops 1, 2 and 3 Reports|
|Wrap Up and Thankyou|