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Conversations With Aboriginal Knowledge: Australian Fire – SUNDAY 18TH SEPTEMBER 2016

Conversations With Aboriginal Knowledge: Aboriginal Fire
A special event at the Public Programs Marquee, Royal Botanical Gardens

3-4pm Sunday 18 September 2016

Conversations With Aboriginal Knowledge contributes to the 32nd Kaldor Public Art Project where Wiradjuri/Kamilaroi artist Jonathan Jones presents barrangal dyara (skin and bones), a vast sculptural installation stretching across 20,000 square-metres of the Royal Botanic Garden from 17 September – […]

September 15th, 2016|Categories: News|

Fire Ecology Students from Southern Cross University (SCU) visit Minyumai IPA

On Tuesday 30th August approximately 50 Undergraduate and Masters Students from 10 different countries visited Minyumai Indigenous Protected Area (IPA) to learn about the cultural and ecological values of the property and the innovative management strategies that are being implemented under the support of the Environmental Trust and the Nature Conservation Council (NCC) Firesticks Project. […]

September 13th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: |

Wattleridge IPA Schools Program – passing down knowledge to future custodians

An initiative between Wattleridge Indigenous Protected Area (IPA), NCC Firesticks and local schools around Guyra NSW recently delivered an engaging and interactive learning program that connected children with Aboriginal elders, IPA Rangers and the local environment using storytelling, on-ground learning and arts and crafts. Around 100 children and accompanying teachers visited the property over three […]

August 31st, 2016|Categories: Events, News, Wattleridge|Tags: , , |

WINBA = FIRE, the Wattleridge IPA Fire and Seasons Calendar

Winba = Fire, the Wattleridge Fire and Seasons calendar, has been developed through collaborative research between Banbai traditional owners and PhD researcher Michelle McKemey. The Fire and Seasons calendar uses ‘biocultural indicators’- noticeable, predictable, seasonal events that may be culturally significant- to tell us when the seasons are changing, and when it is a good […]

August 25th, 2016|Categories: News, Wattleridge|Tags: , , , |

Fire and Seasons Calendar and Blank Template for Download

An output of the PhD research conducted by Michelle McKemey from the University of New England with support from NCC Firesticks is the Winba = Fire, Fire and Seasons Calendar. This calendar has been developed collaboratively with the Banbai rangers from Wattleridge IPA. Another product available for download is a blank Calendar Template that may […]

August 25th, 2016|Categories: Downloads, News, PhD Research, Research + Engagement Protocols, Resources, Wattleridge|Tags: |

Protecting the high ecological and cultural values of Busbys Flat

On Wednesday the 22nd June a prescribed burn was carried out on a Casino Local Aboriginal Land Council (LALC) property located at Busbys Flat. The burn has been planned and implemented by members of Casino Boolangle LALC Green Team, Gudgin Guddaba LALC, Ngulingah Nimbin Rocks Rangers and Minyumai Indigenous Protected Area (IPA) rangers with support […]

Banbai cultural exchange with Coastal IPAs

On the 31st May and 1st June the Banbai Enterprise Development Aboriginal Corporation properties of Wattleridge and Tarriwa Kurrukun Indigenous Protected Areas (IPAs) sponsored a professional exchange, learning and development opportunity between their properties and the Coastal IPAs of Minyumai and Ngunya Jargoon. A group of 17 rangers and administrative staff participated in the visit to share […]

June 28th, 2016|Categories: Minyumai, News, Ngunya Jargoon|Tags: , , , |

Using fire to keep country and culture strong

A recent news story featuring the Wattleridge IPA Cultural burns from the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet Indigenous affairs website:

http://www.indigenous.gov.au/news-and-media/stories/using-fire-keep-country-pristine-and-culture-strong

May 24th, 2016|Categories: News, Wattleridge|Tags: , , |

Reconnecting with the Helmet Range

On Wednesday 27th of April a group of brave intrepid adventurers traversed the Helmet Range in order to establish a safe and reliable access to the property before future works are to commence. This group forms the collaborative partnership between the Gugin Guddaba Local Aboriginal Land Council (LALC), North Coast Local Land Services (LLS), Employment and […]

May 23rd, 2016|Categories: Gugin Gudduba, News|Tags: , , , |

Indigenous Fire Workshop at Cape York 21/8/16

The Indigenous Fire Workshop has developed over the years from successful fire projects in Cape York, and has grown strong from the initiatives of Indigenous communities Australia wide. Each year the workshop is hosted by different clans and country, dealing with different situations and challenges, making the fire workshop special every time it is held. Mulong, […]

May 12th, 2016|Categories: Events, News|