Mikaela Jade

Phillip, ACT

Tech entrepreneur, ranger

Mikaela is a Cabrogal woman and ranger with a background in environmental biology who founded Indigital – a social enterprise that uses 21st-century technology to share ancient knowledge. Indigital started life as a free app that enabled children and Elders to build interactive stories around significant objects, art and places. The new Indigital fee-paying platform runs offline, for easier access in remote areas. It still harnesses the knowledge of Elders, which is mapped to the curriculum and shared with students, who use augmented reality templates to bring the stories to life. Indigital’s proceeds go back to Elders and also fund a digital skills programs for women. Mikaela hopes to build a national team that can offer schools Indigital training.