Dhimurru Rangers in north east Arnhem Land are looking to the sky to monitor land and wildlife alongside Yolngu young people, thanks to specialised tech training provided by the Indigenous Digital Excellence (IDX) Flint program.
In early December, 17 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people joined the ranks of professional drone flyers, thanks to the National Centre of Indigenous Excellence (NCIE) Indigenous Digital Excellence (IDX) Initiative.
25 Indigenous Digital Excellence (IDX) Champions from all across Australia came to the NCIE for a two-week skills development camp.
In late October, the IDX team travelled to Grafton, NSW for the final IDX Flint revisit for 2018.
The IDX Flint team recently headed to Woorabinda in Central QLD, to teach tech out on Country.
In August, a group of young leaders from South Australia attended a camp hosted by IDX at the NCIE.
The IDX team headed out to Tamworth, NSW, in June to learn about and use virtual reality, drones, 3D printing and coding.
The IDX team traveled to Murray Bridge in South Australia to deliver digital making workshops to community members.
The IDX Flint program is giving remote Indigenous communities hands-on experience in using digital technology such as drones, 3D printing and coding.
This Reconciliation Week, we reflect on 80,000 years of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander innovation, and examine how this is continuing through the IDX Flint initiative.