We are excited to say that Mukurtu is deep into development and one of the exciting things about using Drupal 7 is that we are part of a huge community of developers and users. At Mukurtu we are dedicated to creating a tool that works to satisfy the unique needs of indigenous communities--needs that don't always map onto systems built with Western ideals in mind.
Mukurtu Project Director, Kimberly Christen, appeared on the BBC's Digital Planet radio show on February 22 discussing the Mukurtu project, the ethics of open access and the need to take seriously indigenous peoples' concerns when designing digital tools. This is the second time Digital Planet has had Dr.
We are pleased to announce that we have signed an Memorandum of Understanding with Smallbean Inc., a non-profit organization whose aim is to close the technology gap in the developing world while empowering at-risk communities to document and preserve their local languages and cultures via the operation of its Citizen Archivist Project.
In March 2010 the Mukurtu project received a National Endowment for the Humanities Digital Start Up Grant to produce a beta-version of the Mukurtu software.