#oncountry links you to an interactive map of national indigenous stories
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To increase the communication of positive stories about Indigenous people and encourage the Australian public to celebrate and interact with Indigenous culture. 

What is it?

An interactive map of national Indigenous stories.

What does it do? 

The tweet #oncountry will be featured on  www.on-country.org livefeed. 

The map will showcase data including ABC 's online photo stories and aboriginal heritage.

When a user visits the website they can engage with an Australian map filled with historical and current Indigenous culture.

The user is then encouraged to share their new knowledge and interact with other inspirational Indigenous stories, groups and people.

Who is it for?

#oncountry is for anyone who wants to celebrate Indigenous culture. It's for those who seek to engage with positive news, events, role models, and mentors.

Data reused and how we've reused it.

To satisy the prize categories we've selected, this project covers:

  • the use of ABC data
  • celebrates Indigenous culture
  • encourages interaction with indigenous culture 
  • bring awesomeness to our cultural and intellectual data holdings
  • use of Trove
  • places ABC regional stories into the hands of all Australians
  • addresses Indigenous issues such as connectiveness to community and culture, self confidence, sense of identity
  • promotion and exploration of Aboriginal people and culture across Western Australia
  • makes Aboriginal businesses and service providers easier to find
  • data journalism 
  • promotion and exploration of Aboriginal people and culture – including artwork
  • use of Aboriginal related land datasets
  • make Aboriginal businesses and services more accessible – for procurement based on location
  • interactivity, data on Aboriginal West Australians, regional and community insights, combining multiple data sources
  • connecting regional Australia
  • connects people, data, process and things 
Datasets Used: 
ABC Local Online Photo Stories data from 2009-2014 are from ABC local reporters and radio stations both metro and regionally. Mapping them provided leverage for audiences to access historical news. https://data.gov.au/dataset/abc-local-online-photo-stories-2009-2014 Trove, an information resource from the National Library of Australia, contains over two million results for the word ‘Indigenous’ and close to one million for the word ‘Aboriginal’. This search function populates our map with cultural data of pictures, books, articles and music. www.trove.nla.gov.au Strangers on the Shore, is a Maritime Archaeology database, from WA Museum, of all known European and Asian shipwrecks around Western Australia where survivors had Indigenous contact. Mapping this data shares the significance of these historical social interaction tales. www.museum.wa.gov.au\maritime-archaeology-hyphendb\strangers-on-the-shore The National Native Title Tribunal have a Representative Aboriginal/Torres Strait Islander Body Areas map we used to narrate the particular Indigenous language groups in Australia. National Native Title Tribunal: http://www.nntt.gov.au/Pages/Home-Page.aspx www.nntt.gov.au/Maps/RATSIB_map.pdf Aboriginal Business Directory WA and Aboriginal Heritage Inquiry System data, both from the Department of Aboriginal Affairs enhance the value of Aboriginal assets and show economic development opportunities. Integrating this information provides broader support of Aboriginal communities in the Australian economy. www.abdwa.com..au/home. maps.dia.wa.gov.au/AHIS2 The Swan River Trust: History of the Swan & Canning Rivers Geographic data also from the Department of Aboriginal Affairs, recognizes the crucial relationship the First Peoples’ have with land. To honour this, populating geospatial data stories will be an ongoing focus for this project. www.swanrivertrust.wa.gov.au

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