This brand new indigenous Australian database (app) features cultural and language material of Aboriginal people in remote Central Australia. This multilingual educational tool is in English, Anangu, Pitjantjatjara and Yankunytjatjara - with more to be added!
The app is divided into five sections - Bush Foods, Art and Craft, Land Rights, Land Care and Learning. Most of the audio recordings featured in the app were made especially for it; they are varied, anecdotal stories about each topic with a variety of authentic Aboriginal voices. Every image has a recording with a transcription and translation making the app both language rich and visually appealing.
Ara Irititja is an award winning project that records and repatriates multimedia cultural and language material back to Aboriginal people in remote Central Australia. The project was a community initiative that has been running since 1994. In 2016 Ara Irititja received an Indigenous Languages and Arts grant from the Commonwealth Government to create an app that integrates with material from the archive.