IndigenousX Pty Ltd (IX, we, us, our) is a platform created by founder and Director, Luke Pearson, in 2012 during a period where the national dialogue was characterised by a consistent lack of awareness, understanding and respect for Indigenous people.
Our vision was to create a platform for Indigenous people to share their knowledge, opinions and experiences with a wide audience of interested people both within the Indigenous community and outside of it.
We are well apprised of the social justice opportunity this platform presents, along with the cultural responsibility and as such, great care is given to selecting content which will fulfil the editorial intent for this platform.
2. Editorial Intent
The editorial intent for this platform is:
The content must satisfy one or all of the items set out in this clause 2 in order to be eligible to be published on the platform.
3. Cultural Protocols
IX is aware that it has a significant Indigenous readership, according, it is of the utmost importance to follow cultural protocols in publishing content.
We believe that there is no greater exercise of cultural sensitivity than to have Indigenous people being the author of their own stories and opinions within the cultural protocols we are taught. In addition, we note that different clans have different protocols and accordingly, we observe the following additional protocols to the above Editorial Intent when publishing content.
IX is aware that most reliable source for advice on local community practice and how to refer to the deceased person is the family of the deceased, or the elders of the deceased’s Indigenous community and will make respectful contact in advance of any publishing of content in respect of the deceased.
4. Accuracy and Integrity
IX is a platform that is intended to educate and raise the voices of Indigenous people and as such, this creates a social justice opportunity. Whilst this platform takes every precaution to ensure content is accurate and fairly conveyed, we do not profess to be objective or impartial – we are a platform determined to raise awareness of issues affecting Indigenous people to ensure greater awareness in the non-Indigenous community.
5. Corrections and Clarifications
While IX does require fact checking and referencing in content, there are occasions where there may be oversights or factual errors that may be missed during the editorial process and if there is an issue or error that is brought to our attention informally or through our complaint process, IX works to rectify any issues requiring correction or clarification in a timely manner.
Where an error is significant, IX Director and Founder reserves the right to publish a clarification statement which will be circulated on social media platforms in addition to the IX platform.