Broadband for the Bush Indigenous Focus Day 2017

When              Wednesday 21 June 2017

                        8.30am – 5.00pm

Where             Esplanade Hotel, 46-54 Marine Terrace, Fremantle, Perth WA

Program         Indigenous Focus Day Program (PDF)

This invite-only event hosted by the Indigenous Remote Communications Association (IRCA) and the Australian Communications Consumer Action Network (ACCAN) will promote digital inclusion projects and address the opportunities for, and obstacles to, the digital inclusion of remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and organisations. Participants will help to develop recommendations for a Remote and Regional Indigenous Telecommunications Policy, and gain valuable skills to advocate for increased connectivity.

Remote Connected and Savvy! is the title for the sixth annual Broadband for the Bush Forum. Within the broad agenda of ‘digital inclusion’, the Indigenous Focus Day is about providing space for yarning and sharing; and drawing conclusions on what ideas need to be advocated for, before the Forum.

There will be speakers and discussion group leaders, all ensuring everyone has a chance to learn new things and contribute to conversations. The day will be facilitated by Christine Ross, an Arrernte/Kaytetye desert woman.

This is a free event. Some assistance with travel and accommodation is being sought.

Please contact Michelle Williams via forum@broadbandforthebush.com.au or call 08 8952 6465 to find out more.

 

How did the B4B Indigenous Focus Day come about?

The Indigenous Focus Day came into being after participants in the Broadband for the Bush Forum perceived a need for a dedicated forum for Indigenous Australians to talk about their digital inclusion needs and challenges. The Indigenous Focus Day is an opportunity for Indigenous people to engage and collaborate with their peers. It is an interactive event, facilitated primarily by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and organisations.