The Success of the Kindle: How a Simple Modern Innovation is protecting Ancient Cultures and Traditi
The Bawurra Foundation is an organisation built around the cultural preservation of Indigenous heritage. For Indigenous people, the need to belong and connect with Country is a vital part of their psyche. From Nation to Nation, cultural practice, language and specific usage of the land are part of their Sacred Knowledge. Elders have passed down this knowledge orally to the next generation for centuries.
Today the existence of this unique cultural knowledge is under threat. As our world is rapidly becoming interconnected and globalised, the link to local land and customs seems increasingly disconnected from the fast-paced nature of society. Yet through a simple technology called the Kindle, Indigenous culture is finding ways to adapt and preserve this knowledge for the future. The Bawurra Foundation has been at the forefront of this, with their aim to close the illiteracy gap for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.