Winyama Digital Solutions

Telstra 2023 Business of the Year winners

Winyama is a Western Australian, Indigenous-owned and operated business. Founded in 2019 by Andrew Dowding,  Winyama facilitates mapping workshop training with First Nations rangers and native title groups. For this work they were announced as the winner of the Business of the Year and Indigenous Excellence categories at the Telstra 2023 awards in Melbourne.

The award recognises Indigenous-led, owned and operated businesses that are succeeding through entrepreneurialism, innovation, and inspiring the next generation of Australians.

A for-purpose business, Winyama is driven by the vision of full and equal participation of Indigenous people in the digital economy. The consultancy serves two purposes, firstly as a provider of geospatial location intelligence and digital solutions to Indigenous communities tasked with the important work of managing Country and preserving traditional knowledge and culture. Secondly as an enabler of young Indigenous talent seeking careers in technology.  

A team of 10 Traditional Owners, Winyama is currently involved in facilitating geospatial training to Indigenous Ranger Groups through the multi-year Pilbara Cultural Land Management Project and will later this year host Australia’s largest Indigenous mapping workshop via their social initiative in Narrm (Melbourne).

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