2019 seminar series
Indigenous Australia and Digital Futures
IndigenousX as a Form of Digital Disruption

IndigenousX as a Form of Digital Disruption

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This event was streamed live on 1 May 2019 and was part of the Indigenous Australia and Digital Futures seminars series

The @IndigenousX twitter account was launched in March 2012. Since then it has risen to more than 41,000 followers, and over 300 Indigenous hosts on the account have shared thousands of stories, facts, reports, pictures, and laughs with an ever increasing audience.

This conversation between Luke Pearson and Dr Sana Nakata discussed the formation of IndigenousX as a social media project turned independent media platform. Luke and Sana explore some of the past achievements of IndigenousX, looking at how it has played a disruptive role in traditional media and more broadly within the national discourse on Indigenous affairs. They also discussed the challenges IndigenousX faces in establishing itself as a sustainable platform for the promotion and amplification of indigenous voices online.


Dr Sana Nakata from the Indigenous Settler Relations Collaboration in conversation with

Luke Pearson
Founder and CEO of IndigenousX

Luke Pearson is the founder and CEO of IndigenousX. Luke is a Gamilaroi man living on the Central Coast NSW with his partner and three children. He is a former teacher turned writer, editor, consultant, commentator and trainer.