Commendation: Ingrid Cumming
Ingrid Cumming is a Whadjuk yorga from Fremantle, Western Australia. Ingrid continues to build upon her family’s heritage of Noongar language and knowledge carriers. As a young woman, Ingrid stepped forward to learn this ancient knowledge, combining it with the new digital technology to continue the traditional sharing of knowledge with future generations.
Ingrid played a key role in setting up and maintaining Noongarpedia, a Noongar language, culture, heritage, and knowledge encyclopaedia based on the Wikipedia platform. Noongarpedia has enabled young people to embrace knowledge as a means of breaking down barriers, enabling ancient Noongar knowledge to become a heritage tool locally and globally.