NAIDOC Week celebrations proved the perfect time to launch a new cultural smartphone application dubbed Trakka.
A collaboration between Indigenous Consulting Group (ICG) and the City of Fremantle, the app allows Indigenous people to stay connected with their culture through updates on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural events, significant places and important dates.
The app was officially launched at the Walyalup Aboriginal Cultural Centre’s Naidoc Week celebrations, with Fremantle Mayor Brad Pettitt saying it would complement a growing number of activities and services in Fremantle promoting Aboriginal culture.
“Aboriginal culture is a massive part of Fremantle’s history and identity,” he said.
“This app forms part of council’s commitment to fostering awareness of Aboriginal culture and developing new ways for the Aboriginal community to better connect with each other and the City.”
ICG director Gail Reynolds-Adamson said the world-first app would nurture cultural connections.
“As an Aboriginal person I’m proud to be spearheading an innovative approach to promoting and sharing Aboriginal cultural events and places and creating easy access to key services all in one place,” she said.
The free Trakka app is available from Android and Apple stores.