Digital inclusion for Indigenous Australians
Since 2018, NGIS Australia has supported it’s partner, Winyama - an Indigenous-owned geospatial consultancy - in it’s initiatives to empower Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to use geospatial technology to protect their lands, waterways, rights and interests.
The Indigenous Mapping Workshop is Australia’s only free, community-led geospatial training initiative for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. The NGIS team provides support to the Winyama team to develop and teach curriculum, promote the initiative and provide technical support with geospatial systems and licences.
Moreover, NGIS Australia is working alongside Winyama to develop a “Indigenous mentoring program” where Winyama GIS Analysts and trainees can work on projects alongside NGIS’ team to develop their experience working across a diverse range of projects.