WOW2019 Keynote Ingrid Cumming, Noongarpedia
Noongarpedia, a project started in 2014 to create the first Australian Indigenous language Wikipedia. Ingrid Cumming was one the key researchers on the project this talk will take you through the challenges of working with an oppressed community where its people were consider fauna, where children were forcibly removed from the parents to "breed the black out". Ingrid is herself a Nyungar women, having learnt culture and language as she grew up under the shadows of that system. With Noongarpedia Ingrid was able to both explore her heritage and share Noongarpedia with students aged from 5 years in primary schools, to teenagers, and with University students. Drop in, learn about the project, how it addressed cultural concerns and traditions while getting nys.wikipedia into the incubator, share you're expereinces and help it take the big leap to it own project.
This session will address the conference theme — Wikimedia, Free Knowledge and the Sustainable Development Goals — in the following manner:
10: Reduced inequity, learn how Wikipedia is more than an encyclopaedia its also a validation of languages, cultures, and heritage for future generations. Its place where past generations can share their collective experiences.
11:Sustainable cities & 12:Responsible: learn how a culture with a continual uninterrupted history of over 40,000 years has adapted to and adopted to change while retaining its unique identity, using sustainable methods
At the end of the session, the following will have been achieved:
A greater understanding of the challenges faced by Indigenous communities in over coming political barriers and project barriers to create a Wikipedia
Presenter Ingrid Cumming(right)
Each Space at Wikimania 2019 will have specific format requests. The program design prioritises submissions which are future-oriented and directly engage the audience. The format of this submission is a:
- Other: Its a lecture, its also a discussion, the best way to describe the session is as - it's a traditional Nyungar yarn were everyone is welcome
The session will work best with these conditions: