About US

Oceania DigitalX is working towards a world where Indigenous People have equitable access to quality education and digital skills for the modern era. We provide culturally appropriate programs designed by Indigenous People for Indigenous People, their businesses and communities. Helping to overcome poverty and ensure Indigenous businesses play an active role in the global economy.

OUR VISION & MISSION

Mission

To alleviate poverty and empower Indigenous communities through entrepreneurship and education, fostering sustainable economic and social development.

Vision

A world where Indigenous people have equitable access to digital tools and resources and are able to leverage these to create successful and sustainable eCommerce businesses that improve their livelihoods and strengthen their communities.

OUR team members

KYLE O’Keefe

Operations

Born in Aotearoa, Kyle has been living on Whadjuk Noongar Boodja for over 20 years.

Kyle is an experienced Business Development Professional with a demonstrated history of working in the Indigenous Community to help provide education, employment, and community development growth.

Tahnee Marsh

Business Development
Manager, Facilitator

Born and Raised in Wiradjuri Country, Tahnee now resides on Awabakal Country in NSW, Australia.

 Tahnee is a Management professional with a background of working with Aboriginal Businesses and Entrepreneurs. She primarily handles Business Development, but can also be found facilitating our programs. 

Zahn Brazil

eCommerce & Marketing
Specialist, Facilitator

Zahn has a background in digital marketing and is a Shopify & eCommerce specialist, with 15 years experience.

Zahn has helped countless businesses of all sizes achieve their online sales goals by taking a data-driven approach to create an effective online presence that is profitable and optimised to convert.

Anna McCoy

 

Digital Marketer

Born in Whakatane, Aotearoa, Anna has ties to both Ngāti Pourou and Te āti Haunui-a-Pāpārangi. Anna has been living in Whadjuk and Binjareb Noongar for around 23 years, with a short stint on Wadjemup.

Anna has worked as a freelance Business, Marketing, and Advertising Consultant for more than a decade. Having recently reconnecting with her Indigenous roots, she has discovered a newfound passion to assist other Indigenous individuals in their business endeavors to achieve success and a brighter future.

Leiza Harpur

 

SEO Specialist

Leiza is an Eora (or Lyroa) person currently living on Yugarabul Country in QLD, Australia.
Leiza is passionate about sharing her own hard won e-commerce knowledge with others growing up in minority or disadvantaged societies.
Leiza specialises in SEO and building strong brand identities. She has an established store on Etsy and is a recognised authority in multiple online forums within her niche. She is passionate about passing on her knowledge of e-commerce to break generational poverty and create generational wealth. Especially where it can have a positive influence on whole communities.

OUR PARTNERS

At Oceania DigitalX, collaboration is critical to tackling the inequality Indigenous communities face. When there is alignment, companies can achieve so much more together in feeding into each other’s work and generating further impact on the communities we serve. Together we can work towards bridging the digital divide through eCommerce to back the aspirations of First Nations peoples, communities, and leaders for a better future. By partnering with Oceania Indigenous House of Ecommerce you will be directly contributing to social and economic parity for Indigenous business owners, their families, and their communities.

“When we work together to help Indigenous people in business – 
We are more powerful.”

Closing the Gap Goals

The National Agreement on Closing the Gap has 19 national socio-economic targets across areas that have an impact on life outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

The Closing the Gap Targets we are working towards are:

#8 Strong economic participation and development of people and their communities:

Through Oceania Digital X we are offering a pathway to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to start and grow their business. Indigenous businesses are 100 times more likely to hire Indigenous people than non-Indigenous businesses. (source) This tells us that, by teaching, upskilling and supporting Indigenous-owned businesses to accelerate their online business models, will inevitably lead to the employment of more Indigenous people.

#17 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have access to information and services enabling participation in informed decision-making regarding their own lives:

We reach Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities through a collaborative approach of working alongside community leaders and organisations to give a more inclusive access to our program as well as to resources e.g. access to business hubs to build their digital skills, which ignites further by word of mouth.

SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT Goals

The UN Sustainable Development Goals Report 2022 highlights the severity and magnitude of the challenges before us related to the crises dominated by COVID-19, climate change, and conflicts,  which are creating spin-off impacts on food and nutrition, health, education, the environment, peace and security. Yet we can all play a part in supporting these goals and contribute to the bigger picture.

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) we are working towards are:

By teaching a skill set that provides pathways to increase disposable household income and building resilience in disadvantaged communities.

By teaching a proven system and expert hacks that offer equal rights to education and economic resources.

By overcoming gender discrimination and providing equal opportunities to women and the LGBTQI+ community.

By providing skills that open pathways to diverse income sources whether through contracting digital skills or entrepreneurship.

By giving Indigenous peoples a skill set that puts them back in the driving seat creating a level playing field.

By collaborating with different organisations and local communities in different developing countries we can build an ecosystem of support for participants and their communities.