Australians are Getting a Set of Indigenous Emojis

Have you been waiting for the day when we can finally say that racism and bigotry have been erased from our society?

Well, we’re not there yet, but while we’re waiting, how about we at least make emojis a little more equal?

Australian tech company Ingeous Studios has stepped up to the plate and struck a little blow for diversity and representation in mass culture, by unveiling a set of Indigenous emojis.

Not long to wait! Really proud that we could be involved with app development for Android and iOS and the development of…

Posted by Ingeous studios on Thursday, July 11, 2019

It’s a pretty cool move: in the online world, everyone should have the chance to see themselves reflected, and while emojis may seem a small thing, it’s a great way to make the internet more inclusive.

The emojis, which Ingeous said were “made by young people on Arrernte country in Mparntwe/Alice Springs”, include not only the Aboriginal flag in different shapes including a hand, a crown and a heart, but a kangaroo, a dingo, a honey ant, and a variety of traditional Indigenous symbols representing a man, a woman, a sharing circle, and others.

Ingeous revealed the new emojis on Facebook, with a promise they’d be rolled out soon. After that, the company pledges it will roll out a set of Torres Strait emojis. Bringing cultures together, one emoji at a time.