National Aboriginal Cultural Institute - Tandanya
The Creation of the Information Rich and the Information
Digitalisation of communications technology will have significant
effects for Indigenous communities. The critical factors that
will shape these communications transitions will be access. Access
in this context can be viewed in various ways. I like to think
access is participation and participation is involvement and
involvement is a means of breaking isolation. Does digital communications
technology break isolation or does it help create it?
When we think of isolation we should not see it as simply
distance, it should viewed as not having the full capability
(for various reasons) to participate.
A Gurindji Walpri person from the Northern Territory. The first
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander person to graduate from
the University of South Australia, School of Communication and
Information Management with a Bachelor of Arts -Communication
Studies. I have worked as a Research Assistant with the Aboriginal
Research Institute - Uni SA on the Indigenous Online Network.
Worked with Commerce company Aboriginal Australia.com. Currently
with the National Aboriginal Cultural Institute - Tandanya.
I am not published nor I am a researcher, I am a grass roots
person who sees the effects of the communications revolution
and its impacts on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
30 min paper