Communities should be able to select and develop technology that incorporates or even enhances their own communication traditions and cultures. Australia’s indigenous communities typically have cultures based on oral traditions for communication. The location of information system design in the community context raises issues not usually considered in organisational information system design. It is important for indigenous communities to be able to apply traditional and indigenous knowledge and approaches to assist with their own community development and sustainability, and community knowledge is an important consideration in community development. This paper describes research in progress exploring the design and use of information and communications technology by remote and rural indigenous communities to support their efforts to negotiate native title.