Maps are used as a tool to communicate and document the culture and language of Indigenous communities and help us to preserve our Indigenous history. To acknowledge NAIDOC week this week we have Ngarluma man and Winyama's Managing Director, Andrew Dowding and Director of Digital Navigators, Moka Apiti on the podcast to explore how maps are impacting their Indigenous communities and discuss the upcoming Indigenous Mapping Workshop that will be held in Perth from July the 16th to 18th.
In this episode:
1:30 Moka, could you please tell us about your background in GIS and mapping?
2:55 Andrew, how did you get started in mapping?
4:15 Moka, how did the Indigenous Mapping Workshop get across to New Zealand?
5:25 Andrew, how did you get involved with the IMW?
7:20 What do you see as the main difference between mainstream mapping workshops, like Foss4G and Geo for Good, and the IMW?
10:33 Who are the participants that are encouraged to attend the IMW?
13:30 What feedback have you received from the workshops in both New Zealand and Australia?
17:20 How have government departments responded to the IMW in Australia?
19:15 What message do you want attendees to take away from the workshop?
25:45 Andrew, how does this year’s NAIDOC theme ‘Voice. Treaty. Truth’ resonate with you on a personal level and with the work you do?
28:10 Can you give us a sense of the direction of IMW and what is leading the change?
NAIDOC Week: https://www.naidoc.org.au/
Indigenous Mapping Workshop: https://sites.google.com/earthoutreach.org/imw-australia/home
Digital Navigators: http://digitalnavigatorsltd.com/
The Firelight Group: https://firelight.ca/