Building a Digital Entrepreneurial Platform through Local Community Activity and Digital Skills with Ngemba First Nation Australia

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Journal Article
The International Indigenous Policy Journal, 2019
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This research is co-designing and co-developing, in collaboration with First Nation Ngemba community in Brewarrina Australia, an innovative community digital entrepreneurial platform that includes a mobile app and a website. The platform proposes several practical applications, including individual and community entrepreneurship promotion and skills development. The motivation for this research combines Australian Government First Nations priorities including digital divide, employment and business and economic development through the ‘close the gap’ initiative. This research project proposes a move toward a paradigm shift from welfare to entrepreneurial enterprise. The methodology, Indigenist technology co-design and co-development, is informed by theories of Relatedness, Indigenist standpoint, Indigenous standpoint theories and principles of Indigenist research and the related ways of being, knowing and doing research.
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