80,000 years of indigenous knowledge.
Indigi Lab are working to create a future where Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians are leading in science, technology and digital innovation.
Indigenous language and culture are vital to global sustainability. To meet this challenge, Indigi Lab have created Indigi Hack, a 2 day hackathon for youth 8-18. This hackathon will challenge youth to develop new technologies that aims to revitalise and retain Indigenous languages.
This hackathon brings together youth with experts on design and technology, culture and language, environmental sustainability, arts, science and Indigenous social rights to share and guide the youth to creating new technology that aims to unite youth here and across the globe to develop technology to support Indigenous language revitalisation.
Indigi Lab’s Renee Cawthorne and Indigenous coder Matthew Ngamurarri Heffernan will present a rangatahi workshop and public kōrero exploring how we create digital projects with real impact.
The theme of Indigi Hack is the importance of Indigenous languages for development, peace building and reconciliation. “Languages play a crucial role in the daily lives of people, not only in education, communication, social integration and development, but also as a repository for each person’s unique identity, cultural history, traditions and memory.” – UNESCO
Tickets are $6 and available from iticket.co.nz, rangatahi are free.
About M.A.T.C.H – Korakora Matihiko
Māoriland Charitable Trust has created M.A.T.C.H to enable and mentor our rangatahi to be leaders in the creative tech industry.
Korakora Matihiko is a two week expo with Indigenous games, indigenous games, animation, vr & 360 and comics including rangatahi workshops and public kōrero.
M.A.T.C.H – Māoriland’s tech creative hub will put new technology in the hands of our rangatahi.
Special guests include:
May 18 – Kuruho Wereta and Rosie Remmerswaal from Kaupapa (Game, Aotearoa).
May 22 – Gabo Arora (Leading VR creative, New York)
May 23 – Coco Solid (Animation, Aotearoa)
May 29 – 30 – Indigi Hack (Coding, Australia)
M.A.T.C.H runs from May 17 – June 1 at the Māoriland Hub.
Opening hours (By koha):
Tuesday – Friday 10 am – 4 pm
Saturday 10 am – 3 pm
School visits by appointment, contact firstname.lastname@example.org for info