South-east Australia Aboriginal Fire Forum- Registrations Open

Registrations are now open for the South-east Australia Aboriginal Fire Forum. The Forum, titled Cultural Burning: Evolving with community and Country, will give participants the opportunity to network, learn, and establish collaborations with others committed to cultural burning and caring for Country. The Forum will be held at the Ann Harding Centre, University of Canberra, Bruce, ACT […]

March 26th, 2018|Categories: Events, News|

PhD Opportunities with Macquarie University

How did those trees get there? Rediscovering prehistoric Aboriginal plant dispersal pathways
2 x PhD positions! Population genetics/Socio-cultural studies Funded through a new ARC Discovery Project (2018-2020) Based at: Macquarie University with external collaborators

Project description: Preliminary studies for these projects used cutting edge genetic and socio-cultural techniques to show that Aboriginal people dispersed culturally important Black Bean (Castanospermum australe) […]

March 26th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: |

Announcing 2018 National Indigenous Fire Workshop (NSW)

We are pleased to announce the launch of the National Indigenous Fire Workshop for 2018. This years workshop will be the 10th to be conducted and will be based for the first time outside of Cape York.
The workshop will be held at the Bundanon Trust Reserve in the south coast of NSW and hosted by the […]

February 4th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , |

Creeks and Grass Field Day Sunday 27th August



August 24th, 2017|Categories: News|

Bugam (Black Bean Tree) Pathways Workshop

Bugam walk and processing workshop: 20-21 June 2017. Hosted by the Northern Rivers Connecting Country Alliance Aboriginal Corporation
The Bugam workshop aims to share knowledge and cultural practices about the movement, use, preparation and consumption of Bugam seeds (Castanospermum australe) between northern Qld and northern NSW.
The old people (Aboriginal) developed technologies to remove the toxicity from […]

June 19th, 2017|Categories: News|

National Indigenous Fire Workshop 3-7 July 2017

This years workshop is being hosted by the Balnggarrawarra Gaarraay Melsonby traditional owners who are looking forward to welcoming you on-country to share their culture, management practices and this beautiful part of the world. Melsonby is right on the Normanby River 40 minutes northwest of Cooktown. The country there is amongst one of the largest collections of […]

June 19th, 2017|Categories: News|

Interview on ABC radio with senior ranger from Minyumai IPA Daniel Gomes

May 23rd, 2017|Categories: Minyumai, News|Tags: , , , , |

Final Project Partners Meeting hosted by Minyumai IPA

Minyumai IPA hosted the final Firesticks Partners Meeting on the 8-10th May. Rangers from Wattleridge, Ngunya Jargoon and Boorabee and the Willows IPAs (Indigenous Protected Areas) and rangers from Casino Boolangle and Gugin Guddaba Local Aboriginal Land Council (LALC) were joined by representatives from the Local Land Services (LLS), Office of Environment and Heritage (OEH), […]

Ngunya Jargoon IPA Cultural Calendar

The Ngunya Jargoon IPA rangers and staff have recently released their cultural calendar for the Nyangbul People of the Bundjalung Nation, Ballina and Cabbage tree Is. A cultural calendar provides insight into the cultural significant events, plants and animals that signal seasonal change in the landscape. It is not a static thing like a normal […]

April 20th, 2017|Categories: News, Ngunya Jargoon, Resources|Tags: , |

Aboriginal Cultural Burning Forum and Demonstration 24-25th May 2017

Greater Sydney Local Land Services will be hosting an Aboriginal Cultural Burning Forum and Cultural Burn Demonstration in Penrith, Sydney on the 24th and 25th of May. Keynote speakers are Victor Steffenson from Mulong, Cape York, QLD and Oliver Costello, Firesticks Initiative, NSW.

The Forum will include:

a smoking ceremony and Welcome to Country
What is Cultural Burning?
Presentations by […]

April 10th, 2017|Categories: News|