A collection of Indigenous emojis are set for release later this year. The ‘Indigemoji’ were designed by Ingeous Studio, who shared a preview of the drop on Facebook yesterday.

“Soon you will be pushing out Australia’s first set of Indigenous emojis, made by young people on Arrernte country in Mparntwe/Alice Springs,” Ingeous wrote on Facebook. “Over the 2018-19, young people in Alice Springs did their bit to decolonise the internet, by learning to design and make a new set of emojis relevant to their culture and lives.”

The collection features a crown, hand, love heart and mug all emblazoned with the Aboriginal flag. As well as a boomerang, ant, dingo, art, vehicles and more.

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It is crucial that this representation exists. Mililma May, a nineteen-year-old university student and Larrakia woman, told NITV  “I have friends from PNG and friends from even East Timor and stuff and they all have their own flag and they always have it in their little bios or they use it in their captions.

“It would be really cool to feel represented and be able to feel noticed and seen by like the whole world. Because if that Aboriginal flag emoji gets put on the emoji calendar, then people all around the world can see that and that can start more conversations about the state of our people in this country”.

Earlier today, The National Indigenous Music Awards unveiled the list of nominations for the 2019 awards night. Illuminating some of the finest Indigenous talent in the country.

Mojo Juju dominated this year’s finalist list, receiving nominations in four of the five categories following the success of her incredible third studio album Native Tongue.

Read the full list of nominees below.


Artist of the Year

Archie Roach
Baker Boy
Electric Fields
Jessica Mauboy
Mojo Juju

Album of the Year

Archie Roach – The Concert Collection 2012 – 2018
Dan Sultan – Aviary Tales
Mojo Juju – Native Tongue
Tia Gostelow – Thick Skin
Thelma Plum – Better In Blak

Song of the Year

Baker Boy – Black Magic
Electric Fields – 2000 and Whatever
Mojo Juju – Native Tongue
Tasman Keith (ft Stevie Jean) – Prey
Yirrmal – For Everyone

New Talent of the Year

Dallas Woods
Kobie Dee
Mambali Band
Tasman Keith

Film Clip of the Year

Briggs – Life Is Incredible
Mojo Juju – Native Tongue
Tasman Keith (ft Stevie Jean) – Prey
Thelma Plum – Better In Blak
Yirrmal – For EveryoneCommunity Clip of the Year
Deni Mob – State Of The Heart
Peppi School – Play Good Way
Numbulwar School Band – What’s The Reason?
Tiwi College – Picka Family

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