IndigenousX - A Perpetual Work In Progress
Created in 2012 by Luke Pearson, IndigenousX has grown from humble beginnings into an online platform including several social media channels (including IndigenousX Canada - @IndigenousXca, a crowdfunding initiative, a weekly spot in a national paper - the Guardian, and most recently a website publishing weekly stories from Indigenous writers across Australia. Luke Pearson will give some of the highlights of his journey and share his hopes for the future of IndigenousX.
Bio: Luke Pearson is a Gamilaroi man, teacher, public speaker, and trainer. He is best known as the founder of @IndigenousX, a rotating Twitter account which sees a new Indigenous host take control of the account to tell their own stories in their own words. IndigenousX is also seen in the Guardian's ‘Comment Is Free’ section where each host is given an opportunity to write their own op-ed piece; IndigenousX is also involved in crowdfunding in partnership with StartSomeGood and has raised over $300,000 to date. More recently IndigenousX has begun publishing their own content via indigenousx.com.au and is hoping to establish itself as a sustainable and independent. Follow IndigenousX on Twitter @IndigenousX and on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/Indigenousx/
Recommended CitationPearson, Luke, IndigenousX - A Perpetual Work In Progress, Journal of Global Indigeneity, 1(2), 2015.
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